Milan 2016 Part 2 – Ventura Lambrate and more…
The time has come for another part of the article about the design week in Milan. In the first part I wrote about Miart and Trienale. I also promised that this time I would tell you a little about the exhibitions taking place at the Ventura Lambrate – and that I would prepare an overview of the products, which could become a valuable complement to the interior of a modern showroom, a design studio or an art gallery. I reckon this is a good time to tell you that the article will reveal much more.
Ventura Lambrate 2016
In order to get to the space in which the exhibitions were held, you had to take the green metro line M2, and then go to the station called: Lambrate. There, from a distance you could see the balloons with a characteristic “VL”, next to which people were standing handing out information brochures of the event.
The route from the subway to the place where the exhibitions took place was even better flagged this year. It was possible to start planning the visit already on the way, with the support of a map attached to the brochure. Lovely little book greeted us with the words of the originator and organizer of the whole project: Margriet Vollenberg, who in a few warm sentences, described the feelings accompanying the process of recruiting individual artists and groups involved in the Ventura Lambrate. From myself I can add that particularly interesting and thought provoking exhibitions were organized by representatives of art schools.
This article I would like to devote in particular to the commercial products – so I’ll mention only one university, outstanding against others in that it exhibited at the show, among other things, jewelry. The Maastricht Academy of Fine Arts and Design in the Netherlands, which I wrote about last year.
A series of works by Edmee Jongen caught my attention. She touches on the matter of the imperfections of the human body, wondering why so often we have a problem with its acceptance. Creating a jewelry collection that mimics the folds or scars, Jongen encourages us to look at them as a decoration, something that makes us unique.
Something for the interior…
Let’s get to the promised part in which I will present a summary of interesting objects that can successfully highlight every elegant interior. This year, a special forefront among the many products exposed to Ventura Lambrate led lamps.
Besides lighting, I chose a few special items that would fit perfectly as prestigious interior design in a gallery or a showroom.
I’ll start with the company GG-loop, which amazed me from the very first moment with bold, extravagant form of their products, their aesthetic finish, the idea – on the one hand simple, the second a converted in such a way that it makes one curious. I encourage you to familiarize yourself with the offer of these creative people – and in particular presented on their site design arrangements.
Another interesting product were gigantic wall objects by Carina Wagenaar. Massive oval construction, evocative of the necklaces of the Victorian era – were something, which was hard to pass by without noticing. Objects surprised the more that at closer inspection they turned out to be made from everyday objects.
Another interesting proposal for hanging on the wall are works by Etu Enqvist and Nino Hynnien, made of patinated metal.
And finally – a little tidbit which took place in a slightly different area of Milan, away from the district Lambrate. The exhibition of jewelry, titled SHADOWS. The works presented were very diverse, each of the artists moved within their own aesthetics. Not only were we enchanted by an interesting form, but also workshop perfection. I hope that this exhibition will be to your liking as much as it was to mine.