Monday, April 19, 2010

Spazio Rosanna Orlandi

Piet Hein Eek's installation and exhibition at the Spazio Rosanna Orlandi

More from Piet Hein Eek - really love the timber basket/bowls... and of course the brilliant light installation!

Spazio Rosanna Orlandi retail store

Spazio Rosanna Orlandi retail store - beautiful vaulted ceilings and aged walls - the perfect backdrop for Maarten Baas' Burnt Furniture range... I truly never realised how beautiful this collection was until seeing it here!

OMG so excited to see Christien Meinderstma's oversized knitted rug in the flesh after falling in love with her work so long ago!

In addition to all the Salone del Mobile official events, many Milan retailers and galleries collaborate with independent designers to host separate events around town as part of the Fuori Salone (literally translated 'outside the showroom'? or something like that). These satellite events are so much fun to attend... (probably even more interesting than the main fair!) - and one showroom that was top of the list after many recommendations was the Spazio Rosanna Orlandi!

Spazio Rosanna Orlandi is like a magical little design wonderland, tucked away down a sidestreet, away from the busy design hubs where most design week events are concentrated. The Spazio (space) is a rabbit warren of separate exhibition rooms, each one leading on to the next, surrounding a beautiful green central courtyard. I am not sure what goes on here when it's not design week, but when I visited, each room played host a different design exhibition / installation, with a brilliant mix of emerging designers and more established names such as Piet Hein Eek and Maarten Baas. As often seems to be the case during design week, the central courtyard also doubled as an eating/drinking area - this fair seems to be as much about eating, drinking and socialising as it is about design!


  1. i would die if i went to this place! it looks amazing!!
    love your comment on how the festival is as much about eating and drinking as design -that's my kind of event.

  2. Fabulous images, love the lighting and it looks like a fascinating fun time!

    I have a new post and interview up I think you will enjoy!

    Art by Karena

  3. i love that lighting, and the knitted piece! so beautiful. I agree it sounds like my kind of event too...

  4. oh wow, this all looks amazing, so wish I was there. I'm especially loving that beautiful patterned stag's head!

  5. Where oh where can i get those beautiful lights?!! please tell me they are for sale in australia?
    Lucy, you should import them for him and sell me some :)
    Lovely pics, as always

  6. hey Lucy stick with the ash cloud and stay forever!