Friday, April 25, 2014

Milan: Furniture Fair – 5 Vie area High Society parties

Milan: Furniture Fair – 5 Vie area High Society parties.  The 5 Vie or 5 streets are in the old part of Milan and comprise of ancient alleyways which are surrounded by Roman ruins, museums and churches of great beauty like the Pinacoteca Ambrosiana, the Archaeological Museum and the Basilica of Sant'Ambrogio. It is here that a new art and design area was launched.  It is here where five beautiful, creative, elegant and chic  women and a dog called Secret showed their designs.
Above. Alberto Levi Gallery: Allegra Hicks – Elements: A collection of rugs.  Inspired by the elements Allegra Hicks’ latest carpet collection, at the Alberto Levi Gallery,  reflects aspects of Earth, Fire Air and Water.  Her creative process begins with her observation of nature.  “Patterns are an elaboration of nature, a microcosm that takes off from shapes in macrocosm.” She explains.
Above. Martina Mondadori Sartogo and Allegra Hicks in front of the Pandora Flower rug.

Riccardo Sorani, Alberto Levi and Rafael Herman

Allegra Hicks – Elements: A collection of rugs

Francesca Ballini Richards

The new magazine Cabana edited by Francesco Bonami, Coco Brandolini d’Adda, Martina Mondadori Sartogo and Christoph Radl with Stephan Janson as it’s editor at large.

Seen in the 5 Vie Giovanni Gastel

Wait and See: Uros Mihic – Folding Colors Rhythm and Variation.  At the Wait and See boutique, founder and director Uberta Zambeletti choose the Serbian designer, Italian by adoption Uros Mihic to showcase during the Milan Furniture Fair week.  Since his origamist childhood, the world of Uros has been rigorous, rhythmic, full of mathematical precision and constructed of paper folds: rational consequential and meticulous movements giving new shape and form to reality yet always pointing to its essence.

Uberta Zambeletti and Uros Mihic

Seen in the 5 Vie Mania Hruska and Francesca Marzotto Caotorta

Seen in the 5 Vie Eva and Giannino Malossi

Seen in the 5 Vie Silvia Giovanardi

Atelier Visconti di Modrone: Bronze and Ceramic by Osanna and Madina Visconti di Modrone.  The new Home Collection was presented in the Atelier Visconti di Modrone, created by Osanna and her daughter Madina. Pieces conceived as though they were sculptures, a continuation of her jewelry line, the evolution of a designer who makes craft and style her strength.
  Above. A child’s chair in bronze.

 Madina’s Ivy Leaf headband in silver metal

  Seen at the Atelier Visconti di Modrone, Giangaleazzo Visconti di Modrone and Giberto Arrivabene Valenti Gonzaga with his daughter Viola.

Seen at the Atelier Visconti di Modrone, Marta Brivio Sforza

Seen at the Atelier Visconti di Modrone, Albertina Barbiano di Belgiojoso and Ilaria d’Urso. 

Seen at the Atelier Visconti di Modrone, Antonia Dell’Atte  

Seen at the Atelier Visconti di Modrone, Gaia Chaillet Giusti and Fabrizia Caracciolo di Castagneto

Arjumand: Fabrics and Wallpapers. Arjumand’s designer Idarica Gazzoni Frascara presented new fabrics and wallpapers. In a globalized world, with its globalized greige, our fictional heroine, Arjumand continues traveling with her mind, discovering places, atmospheres, styles, decorative items, history and passions made by people for people.
Above. Ghiaccioli square cubes sit on a table with a pillow covered in Arjumand fabric.

Daybed and pillows covered in Arjumand fabrics

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