Arengario for Cappellini

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Arengario is based on a previous work presented in 2015 at Operae, when we were invited to collaborate with the Turin mosaicist, Andrea Besana. The dialogue with the artisan gave rise to the idea of working on macro-tiles for a mosaic that reflected on the rules of composition of the city’s architecture. The primary geometric forms that the structural nature of Turin’s monuments were based on became the occasion for a new, flat composition, that of mosaics. Today this idea lives for Cappellini in a series designed especially for Milan: a new interpretation, where the construction technology has been refined as the use of materials and the protagonists have become the most symbolic places of Milan. A homage to the Arengario of Portaluppi, Muzio, Magistretti and Griffini, presented during Salone del Mobile 2016 at the new Cappellini Point in Milan.

Edited by: Cappellini, 2016
Photo credit: Andrea Besana, Cappellini©