design duo britt moran and emiliano salci from dimorestudio take visitors back in time with 2 eclectic exhibitions during milan design week 2017. in both, pure graphics and post-futuristic references establish a dialectical relationship with the rules of art déco — a distinctive characteristic of the studio’s style. influenced by an old-fashioned corner shop, the atmosphere in the milanese social club ‘circolo dei reduci e combattenti’ is contemporary and highlighted by heterogeneous and multicultural influences that range from india to las vegas. in the covered pavilion, natural elements combine with an abstract and imaginary landscape, while perimeter curtains and floor coverings take on blue tones recalling a marine atmosphere. the ‘verande’ collection includes a table, a dining chair, two chaise longue with a stool that join the love seat, the coffee tables and chairs. curved and enamelled iron rod lightweight ethereal structures show desaturated pastel shades. the colour palette is mainly characterized by shades of blue, green and a gold tone that turns pink. 

colourful balloons crowding the ceiling with ‘verande’, a new outdoor collection accompanied by 25 new indoor and outdoor fabrics
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entrance to the dimorestudio: the space lingers over clean aesthetics that feature 1930’s references
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the second space, dimorestudio in via solferino, is designed to amaze visitors, who find themselves in a kaleidoscope of soft and muted tones. geometric designs suggest the multi- faceted quality of origami while the linoleum flooring illustrates graphic motifs from the 1930’s and 1940’s. all in all, different designs appear in each room, guiding the visitor along an overall warm and inviting journey. the main lines of the exhibition rooms are influenced by italian artist gianni piacentino’s conceptual graphics, suggesting a sense of movement. this boasts decorative elements and recalls the radiator grill of 1950’s cars. meanwhile, lamps and coffee tables are characterized by essential lines that follow alberto giacometti’s teachings and his powerful shapes, which acquire solidity through the use of bronze in different finishes. finally, engraved or embellished mirrors are used as decorative elements to cover the furniture in an infinite play of reflections.

essential lines influenced by gianni piacentino’s conceptual graphics suggest movement
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engraved or embellished mirrors are used as decorative elements for coffee tables, to cover wardrobes or armchair backrests in an infinite play of reflections
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an aesthetic that boasts decorative elements and recalls the radiator grill of 1950’s cars, here reinterpreted and employed to embellish wardrobes and other furniture pieces
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two ‘wunderkammer’ rooms are displayed behind a glass wall along the way leading to the terrace. they catch the visitors‘ eye, inviting them to observe them as through a telescope. they also show dimorestudio’s ‘progetto non finito’ range with small bedroom wardrobes, upholstery, mirror top coffee tables, lamps, and a plexiglass/steel desk

wunderkammer a lived-in environment, a 70s living room with thick carpet, oversized sculptural seats and artworks
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one of the new fabrics exhibited is used to create a richly draped curtain that takes the shape of a crowd of people ready to welcome and observe the visitor entering the space. 

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