Holy Handmade! A temple of divine design from Wallpaper*

Welcome to Wallpaper's temple of divine design.
Welcome to Wallpaper's temple of divine design.
(Image credit: Chiara Goia)

We invite you to fall down on your knees and worship at the altar of Holy Handmade!, our showcase of creativity and collaboration, at Mediateca Santa Teresa, a former church on Via della Moscova, Milan. Our pilgrimage to Salone del Mobile promises to be a truly elevating experience. A non-denominational temple to design, Holy Handmade! leads a ritual celebration of divine inspiration, high craft and the sacred union of miraculous materials, the maker’s mark and the odd infernal machine. Mindful of mindfulness and the collective spiritual quest, we’ve tasked a host of design talent to reimagine ritual, rework worship and reconsider the communal.

Visitors will be invited to confess behind Ronan & Erwan Bouroullec and Lesage Intérieurs’ ‘Veil’, rest in pieces in Tom Dixon and Paper Factor’s sustainable sarcophagus, store their cassocks in Paul Helbers and Smallbone’s wardrobe, light a candle to Martin Brudnizki’s votive holder, and drop a couple of Kostas Murkudis and Gustav van Treeck’s meditation tablets. Elsewhere, they can practice contemplation with Conrad Shawcross’ crystal titanium piece, be mindful with Matteo Thun’s care case, get an olfactory high with Bloc Studios and Haeckels’ scent diffuser, follow Yves Béhar’s Ten Commandments, and dip into Cutler and Gross and Doshi Levien’s time-capsule clutch when Jamie Fobert’s offertory bag is passed round.

The Wallpaper* Holy Handmade! temple also features...

The People’s Religion: A spectacular, vestibule entrance devoted to the design and deity of the people’s religion of football where Juventus will depict how it sees the future of football through its new brand proposition.

Planet Gufram: Offering a credible alternative to creationism, Gufram proves its products are out of this world. ‘A meteorite from Planet Gufram has crashed into the courtyard of Mediateca, spreading its fragments into the Handmade exhibition and recreating an alien ecosystem.’

Le Refuge: Presented by The Invisible Collection and designed by Marc Ange, ‘Le Refuge’ is a contemplative, palm-shaded daybed installation in a lush fantasy setting, by the Green Gallery, in the Mediateca garden.

We look forward to welcoming followers and disciples to Holy Handmade! during Salone del Mobile 2017. And may your god/shaman/other spirit guide travel with you.

’Divine Diffuser and Fragranced Oil’

’Divine Diffuser and Fragranced Oil’, by Bloc Studios and Haeckels

(Image credit: Chiara Goia)

From left, ’Infinity Table’, by Karen Chekerdjian and Grandinetti, ’Stairway to Heaven’, by Snøhetta, Erik Jørgensen Møbelfabrik and Everything Elevated, ’Meditation Table’

From left, ’Infinity Table’, by Karen Chekerdjian and Grandinetti, ’Stairway to Heaven’, by Snøhetta, Erik Jørgensen Møbelfabrik and Everything Elevated, ’Meditation Table’, by Studiopepe and Agape

(Image credit: Chiara Goia)

From back left, ’Worshipful Wardrobe’, by Paul Helbers and Smallbone. ’Modular Column’, by Tijmen Smeulders and Olivier van Herpt. ’Causeway Candleholders’

From back left, ’Worshipful Wardrobe’, by Paul Helbers and Smallbone. ’Modular Column’, by Tijmen Smeulders and Olivier van Herpt. ’Causeway Candleholders’, by Martin Brudnizki and Pemberton & Sons. ’Sustainable Sarcophagus’, by Tom Dixon and Paper Factor

(Image credit: Chiara Goia)

'The Veil', by Ronan & Erwan Bouroullec and Lesage Intérieurs

'The Veil', by Ronan & Erwan Bouroullec and Lesage Intérieurs

(Image credit: Chiara Goia)

INFORMATION

Holy Handmade! is open on 4 April 12 – 4pm; 5 – 8 April, 10am – 7pm, and 9 April, 10am – 5pm. For more information, contact us

ADDRESS

Mediateca Santa Teresa
Via della Moscova 28
20121 Milan

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Rosa Bertoli was born in Udine, Italy, and now lives in London. Since 2014, she has been the Design Editor of Wallpaper*, where she oversees design content for the print and online editions, as well as special editorial projects. Through her role at Wallpaper*, she has written extensively about all areas of design. Rosa has been speaker and moderator for various design talks and conferences including London Craft Week, Maison & Objet, The Italian Cultural Institute (London), Clippings, Zaha Hadid Design, Kartell and Frieze Art Fair. Rosa has been on judging panels for the Chart Architecture Award, the Dutch Design Awards and the DesignGuild Marks. She has written for numerous English and Italian language publications, and worked as a content and communication consultant for fashion and design brands.