Garage Milano - Milan's newest design and art gallery. Its debut exhibition features pallet furnishings by Nina Tolstrup of Studiomama. Photography: Valentina Sommariva
Richard Woods' 'This is Like a Tree' trio of artworks, with a Woods-designed room behind
The 1,500 sq m post-industrial space is flooded with natural light. From the ceiling hangs a maze-like installation made from blue tape by Studiopepe. Nina Tolstrup's pallet furnishings take centre stage
'Theolonius' by artist Cesare Viel, comprises a 'talking' cabinet with an accompanying inscription on the wall
Maurizio Navone's latest wall-furniture concept for Restart
A floating Styrofoam installation by Philippe Bestenheider. It's held together with heavy-duty adhesive tape
1 / 6
Opening its doors today during Salone del Mobile is Garage Milano, Milan’s newest gallery to feature design, art and antique furniture. Located in a towering, light-filled 1950s ex-industrial space, the gallery-shop debuts with an exhibition entitled 'Revival', the brainchild of owner Alba Maria Pattori and co-curators Paola Gaggiotti and Nelsy Leidi.
With backgrounds in design and contemporary art, the team has lassoed 13 designers to present work ranging from spanking-new innovations to never produced prototypes. In between are examples of recycled materials, well designed products and the ideas that spawned them.
Of particular note are Philippe Bestenheider’s floating Styrofoam installation strung together with heavy-duty tape, Maurizio Navone’s latest wall-furniture concept for Restart and Nina Tolstrup’s 'Pallet Project', an homage to Enzo Mari that features 'upcycled' reconstituted-wood furniture that can be home-assembled with just a hammer and nails. Tying together the beautiful 1,500 sq m space is a floating, maze-like installation of blue tape by Studiopepe.
After Salone, Garage Milano will function as a multidisciplinary space. Goods (like the carpets Diego Grandi presented at the first Salone Satellite 15 years ago but never produced) will be sold and products will be crafted on site by woodworkers with their own dedicated falegname space. There will also be a schedule of child-friendly classes focusing on contemporary art.
Open daily from 11am - 10pm
Via Achille Maiocchi 5/7