Pezo Von Ellrichshausen installation at Milano Design Week 2019
In the Main Courtyard of Palazzo Litta, during the MDW19 the undisputed protagonist was Echo, a mysterious object designed by the Chilean studio Pezo von Ellrichshausen that inspired a sensitive adherence between the interior and exterior settings. Completely covered on the outside by a mirrored surface, the installation, involved in the project The Litta Variations Opus 5, reflects the baroque colonnade and the two upper orders that make up the courtyard of the building. In contrast, the interior reveals the sky, a natural element isolated from the city. The result of this exploration is the definition of architecture perceived as a shared and reflective experience, imposing and immersed in the setting. The installation establishes a relationship between art and architecture announcing the surrounding environment through a visual Echo. For the first time, the installation at the Main Courtyard crosses the spatial boundaries of the Palazzo and the temporary ones of the Milan Design Week: since its beginnings, Echo was conceived as a permanent work, intended to persist over time. Infact, Piero Gandini (Chairman of Design Holding and CEO of Flos) shared and strongly believed in the project, personally acquiring the work by the Chilean architects and committing himself to giving them design continuity.