SolidNature and OMA Design an “Immersive Dreamscape” Product of Colourful Pure Stones

For this yr’s version of Milan Design Week, Ellen van Loon and Giulio Margheri have designed an set up commissioned by SolidNature happening within the basement and backyard of the neo- Romanesque Casa Maveri within the Brera District.

Loon and Margheri designed the set up as an “immersive dreamscape”, that includes formations of quarried stone which might be organized to encourage guests to “dream and push the boundaries of creativity”.

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The bottom of the exhibition house incorporates a sequence of rooms which illustrates the method of formation and processing of pure stone. In collaboration with totally different invited designers, the backyard showcases their particular person tackle processing pure stone into objects.

The journey begins with a grand staircase that leads guests to the underground stage. On the backside of the staircase is a hall lined with translucent onyx slabs, meant to represent the compression of stone and “the slender focus of our day by day lives.”

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The hall is adopted by a room full of cubic monoliths of marble, granite, onyx, and travertine suspended from the ceiling.

A room lined from flooring to ceiling with pink onyx showcases the fabric in several phases of end, together with tough, fluted, hammered, and polished stone.

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The house, known as the Corridor of Revelations, is designed to characterize the start of desires and encourage guests to ponder the probabilities of their imaginations. Past two revolving onyx partitions is a room wrapped in inexperienced marble with vignettes lining the partitions meant to characterize desires coming true.

The endpoint of Past The Floor is the backyard, adorned with a sculptural stone desk and bar by Sabine Marcelis, a grandstand, and stage designed by Dutch-Italian duo Studio Ossidiana, and practical sculptures by Iranian artist Bita Fayaazi.

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“This yr’s exhibition is about nature’s energy; it offers an impression of the processes of compression and solidification that led to the formation of pure stone as we all know it at the moment,” says Ellen van Loon, Companion of OMA.

“The set up offers a style of the totally different potential remedies, functions, and approaches of designing with pure stone,” provides Giulio Margheri, Affiliate of OMA.

 Beyond the Surface / SolidNature + OMA

Time was a central narrative when creating the set up, in response to the CEO of SolidNature, David Mahyari who says, “We’re excited to be working with Ellen and Giulio once more for the second set up of our presence in Milan, and to proceed to develop our longstanding relationship with OMA.”

Past the Floor follows on from Monumental Wonders, SolidNature’s first set up designed by OMA, which befell at Alcova throughout Milan Design Week 2022.