Interni Legacy is the name of an important exhibition event conceived by the magazine Interni, edited by Gilda Bojardi, sponsored by the City of Milan, and co-produced by MINI and BE OPEN, to be held in the courtyards of the University of Milan, between today and 28 April, during the Milan design week.
The exhibition is open to the public from Monday 16 April to Sunday 22 April from 9am to midnight and from Monday 23 April to Saturday 28 April from 9am to 9pm.
Interni Legacy brings to the world of design messages like memories for the future and represented in installations that are ephemeral only the sense of their temporal duration, which is linked to the Milan design week.
Much is said about ‘inheritance’ in built form, of reflections on the condition of design, and a capacity to embrace different scales and types, from micro-architecture to the urban landscape, from interiors to the decorative object.
The exhibition reflects on the possibility of a “design legacy” over time and in terms of research, technologies, materials, figurative expressions, but also in terms of links to to a culture of sustainability and the minimisation of waste in our homes, workplaces and cities.
Interni Legacy, with the help of technologically advanced companies in the field of building materials and environmental sustainability, aims to stimulate ideas that can become the reference points in the complex scenario of contemporary design and furnishings, of research by means of a series of experimental installations.
The INSTALLATIONS, created by internationally-renowned designers, are also in metaphoric and symbolic terms, the announcement of new possibilities, shapes, types and solutions for the design of tomorrow. The works are located in areas of the University of Milan, Via Festa del Perdono 7, in the Cortile d’Onore, in the fifteenth and seventeenth-century courtyards and loggias.
A large number of designers, architects and companies have contributed with their designs to the creation of Interni Legacy: Akihisa Hirata with Panasonic, Scholten & Baijings with Mini, Alessandro and Francesco Mendini with Elegant Living, Michele De Lucchi with Listone Giordano, Marzorati Ronchetti and Publistand, Odile Decq with Flanders, Monica Armani with the Province of Trento, SOM with Carrara Marmotec, Standardarchitecture with Camerich, Ludovica + Roberto Palomba with Payanini and Zucchetti.Kos, Massimo Iosa Ghini with FMG Fabbrica Marmi e-Granite, Jacopo Foggini with Maip, Speech Tchoban/Kusnetzov with Taltos, The Fake Factory with Deborah Milano, Matteo Ragni with Campari and Verallia and Przemyslaw ‘Mac’ Stopa with Samsung Cheils Europe, Marc Sadler with Samsung Electronics, Jürgen Mayer H. with Vorwerk, Patricia Urquiola with Missoni, Lorenzo Palmeri with the Italian Institute of Photography, Marco Vigo with The Glass Farm, Ora ïto with GVM, Designers for Klein Karoo.
For the entire duration of the event, the Aula Magna (Great Hall) will host the Verge exhibition, curated by Elena Selina with Be Open.
Among the activities of Interni Legacy space will also be given to three conferences, run in collaboration with BeOpen, each of which will address a specific crossover topic that will be the subject of a roundtable discussion involving international personalities from various academic, cultural, and business backgrounds and focused on innovation and design, the participants will include Julian Schnabel, Gaetano Pesce, Paola Navone, Patricia Urquiola, Alberto Alessi, Elio Fiorucci, Carlo Cracco, Stuart Parr and Daniel Rozensztroch, art director of Merci Paris.
The meetings are open to all and will be held at the Aula Magna of the University of Milan on Tuesday 17 April at 10.30am, Wednesday 18 April at 10.30am and on Thursday 19 April at 5.30pm.
The activities of INTERNI will extend during to the days of the FuoriSalone to the Km Rosso in Bergamo, where Italcementi i.lab, in its new home designed by Richard Meier, and opened today, will host four lectures featuring architects linked to Interni Legacy and Italcementi, who will discuss the theme “Architecture. Building a sustainable legacy”: Odile Decq (17 April), Zhang Ke (18 April), Mario Cucinella (19 April) and Daniel Libeskind (20 April).
In view of the long-awaited week for lovers of design and the FuoriSalone, Interni has also organised a series of initiatives for web enthusiasts. This year the application of the Guida FuoriSalone® and the Guida ZeeMilano, will be available for free also for the iPad and Android operating systems form tablets and smartphones as well as the iPhone.
For more information: www.internimagazine.it