Over twenty years of collaborations within one of the most important institution in Italy: a modernization project based on renovation, addition and enhance of its existing potential.
The project consists of a renovation and functional conversion of the old Austrian Stables (le Cavallerizze) within the precints of the Museo Nazionale della Scienza e Tecnologia Leonardo da Vinci in Milan.
“A Darwinian Design. A new passage in the process of this museum’s evolution that has never stopped changing since 1953, the year of its foundation”
(Irene Guzman, ABITARE 553)
The challenge to interpret fashion show as an exhibition, by museographical planning and working alongside Arbesser’s collections in various collaboration projects between art, fashion and architecture.
“The project was able to give a new architectural identity to the stair, now perfectly integrated with the pre-existing” (Maria Vittoria Capitanucci, Milano – Le nuove architetture. 2012 SKIRA Editore)
“Art and Architecture in conversation. A triplet of mirrors seemed to reflect into infinity, although, in fact, it was cutouts in the walls bringing the three rooms together”(Suzy Menkes, The New York Times)
A contemporary wunderkammer made up of a monolithic industrial shelving unit designed inside the showroom and exhibition space of LaDoubleJ.com
A project based on architectural subtraction, perspective and ever-changing perception of the space.
“Cow dung goes high design” (Christine Smallwood – T/ The New York Times Style Magazine)
“An exhibition designed with red Pompeian walls sliced with perspective windows that resume the ones on the paintings. Across them the view can “travel” through the next room playing a game between reality and illusion, a principal theme on the artwork of De Chirico” (Francesca Bonazzoli – Corriere della Sera)
“The choice of this specific exhibition language is not only a challenge trying to tell a photographic archive in a contemporary way, it is also deliberately a project that seeks to tell the story of AEM view from a bridge that looks to the future, directly connected to all the advanced projects of A2A.” (LUCE n. 5/2010)
“Models sat on design-classic chairs by Austrian designers, in front of paintings by Austrian Hermann Nitsch. That’s what you call a theme.” (Matthew Schneier – The New York Times)
“This artistic coupling is tough to execute because it requires designer and artist to be kindred spirits in using colour, texture – and imagination. Valsecchi art and Arbesser’s fashion, curated by Cipelletti, seemed a perfect fit”. (Suzy Menkes, VOGUE)
“The two artistic spirits were working together to display Mr. Arbesser’s designs against a collection of Modernist art” – “Using their artistic vision, the two men started pairing clothes with objects, and achieved some fascinating results.” – “The result was arresting and original, an excellent example of two minds bouncing off one other.” (Suzy Menkes, The New York Times)