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MILAN DESIGN WEEK 2021: THE SECOND EDITION OF 'PALAZZO DELLE MERAVIGLIE' BEGINS A PROJECT BY KATRIN HERDEN AT THE BAGATTI VALSECCHI MUSEUM IN MILAN
From 5 to 10 September 2021 - on the occasion of Milano Design Week 2021 - after the favorable response of the first edition, the exhibition event dedicated to the exclusivity and excellence of interior design 'Palazzo delle Meraviglie' returns in the most prestigious rooms of the Bagatti Valsecchi Museum, a house museum in the heart of Milan inspired by the Renaissance, a unique, stimulating and authoritative place, recognized for its historical and cultural importance.
'Palazzo delle Meraviglie' is a special event in the Fuori Salone scenario conceived by Katrin Herden and organized together with arch. Alessandro Zarinelli with their Studio MHZ which stands out among the many events proposals of the Design Week, to be a real cultural enrichment not only for design but for the eye of the cultured and curious visitors. The idea of the project starts from the desire to discover and unite different but at the same time close worlds, such as art, culture, design, architecture, and craftsmanship, an exhibition that involves six international design companies of excellence: DeCluuz, Jallu Ébénistes, LcD, Perennials and Sutherland, Sohil, Van Rossum, a special synergy for the variety and quality of the products to be exhibited, ranging from designer furniture to textiles.
In the embellished rooms of the Museum, a selection from their latest collections, following a strong artistic sense, enhanced by the care and attention to the quality of the materials, surprisingly interacting with the Renaissance and Neo-Renaissance furnishings of the rooms in a spectacular and one in a kind scenary.
Palazzo delle Meraviglie places a direct relationship with the history of this extraordinary Milanese building, with a strong artistic imprint. The mix between the contemporary design of the items exhibited companies and the ancient Renaissance history of the Bagatti Valsecchi Museum conveys a sense of magic and amazement for unexpected combinations, a sense of home and living the moment wandering through the rooms, immersed in past, present and future.
DeCluuz - Luc Druez, Belgian by birth but deeply European at heart, is the person behind Decluuz, his artistic pseudonym and the textile brand LcD created in 1992. After studying music at the Royal Conservatory of Brussels, Luc Druez embarked on a different artistic path, dedicating himself to the creation of works in the textile field, as a new form of expression. His colorful creations, skillfully crafted by hand weaving copper wires and metal fibers in Italy, Belgium, and France, have become his emblematic works. After his itinerant project linked to female figures and number seven, many large paintings portray men from very different eras and cultures united by having suffered a passionate betrayal. The characters chosen for this new theme, Le Temps des Cocus, are Adam, for the history of religions, Menelaus, in the mythological imagination, Molière for literature, Henry VIII for the historical tale and the Shakespearean tragedy, Frédéric Chopin for music, Ken from Barbie to represent the world of childhood and Blake Carrington for the television pop culture typical of 1980s consumerism. Depicted as busts outlined by the metal fiber, distorted by its primary function, it refers thanks to the selected materials to the art of weaving so dear to period tapestries.
Jallu Ébénistes - Jallu Ébénistes are creators of collectible design, made in France. Based in Bazouges-la-Pérouse, the atelier is led by Aesthetic Director Sandra Scolnik- Jallu and Master Cabinetmaker Yann Jallu. Les Jallu are devoted to creating museum-quality furniture conjured from extraordinary materials, including straw marquetry, gypse (selenite), parchment, mica, pyrite, and galuchat (shagreen), as well as precious wood veneers and fine metalwork. Rooted in history and designed with an eye toward innovation, their collections are produced with unparalleled savoir-faire. Les Jallu collaborate with top interior designers worldwide on bespoke commissions for private residences and superyachts. Jallu Ebenistes is a Living Heritage Company/Entreprise du Patrimoine Vivant (EPV).
LcD - The LcD textile collection is a limited edition, made up of technical fibers reworked in a semi-traditional way in Belgium, France, and Italy. All the materials used for the creations have well-tested technical properties, each at a high level, depending on its sector of application: fishing line, polyurethane rubber, the copper wire used by electricians, synthetic raffia, PVC, cellophane. LcD responds both to residential furnishing requests for private customers, and to requests for exceptional and large-scale productions for the hotel universe, shop windows, boutiques, restaurants, theaters that require documentation and technical standards. His productions can be found in the fashion world, on the catwalks of Dior, Chanel, Christian Lacroix, Yves St Laurent, and Valentino, on the stages of theatrical works, in the various decorations of famous designers and architects, such as Peter Marino, Andrée Putman, Elliot Barnes, and Bruno Moinard. LcD creations end where the work of transformation and presentation of customers begins, who use its wonderful material to create examples of beauty in the various sectors of art and furniture.
Perennials and Sutherland - Founded by David Sutherland and Ann Sutherland in Texas, Perennials and Sutherland is a luxury design icon and recognized leader in the international design industry. The Sutherlands share an ingenious talent for creating the best indoor and outdoor collections of luxury furniture, fabrics, rugs, and accessories. Based in Dallas, the company is comprised of Sutherland Furniture, Perennials Luxury Performance Fabrics and Rugs, and David Sutherland Showrooms. Sutherland Furniture is a leader in luxury outdoor furniture for modern lifestyles. The company has created the preeminent furniture brand through partnerships with the world's leading designers. Perennials Fabrics and Rugs is recognized by interior designers and customers as a top-of-the-line brand in high-end performance fabrics.
Sohil - A Milan based Atelier specialized in unique decorative pillows. Each one is designed individually with utmost attention to detail and are tailored in Italy in limited editions using fine fabrics, exclusive embellishments, and special decorations. SOHIL aims to give the client maximum variety and quality with the ready-made online its collection and further offers highly personalized custom service, even for a single pillow. SOHIL works with private clients, Interior Designers and contract for Hospitality and Yachts.
Van Rossum - Love of wood, closeness to nature, and exquisite craftsmanship are the hallmarks of Van Rossum. For over 40 years, we have designed and handmade solid and sustainable oak furniture from our workshop in the Netherlands. All our oak is FSC-certified and sourced from the French National Forestry Service, from trees that are at least 50 years old. Our suppliers know every tree that will come up for auction, ensuring that we work with the strongest, finest wood. Time means quality. Our oak timber is left to rest for a minimum of two years before being transported to our workshop. When it arrives at Van Rossum, the wood is further seasoned in special climate-controlled chambers for up to one year, depending on the thickness of the wood. Each piece of Van Rossum furniture is handmade in our headquarters in Bergharen, the Netherlands.DOWNLOAD THE PRESS KIT