unopiu in wonderland installation by ferruccio laviani
unopiu in wonderland installation by ferruccio laviani unopiu in wonderland installation by ferruccio laviani
apr 21, 2013

unopiu in wonderland installation by ferruccio laviani

‘unopiu in wonderland’ presented within the garden of la triennale di milano during milan design week 2013image © unopiù



within the garden of la triennale di milano, ferruccio laviani created an installation of seven colorful glass gazebos–blue, emerald and light green, fuchsia, orange, red, yellow–each one hosting an out-of-scale microworld, a whimsical environment teetering between reality and fiction.


drawing on lewis carroll’s ‘alice in wonderland’, three of the houses are furnished with pieces from the collection of outdoor contemporary furniture produced by unopiù, while the remaining four host a jungle of gigantic plants and flowers, several fantastic objects, animals and human figures,as well as anatomical tables, represented through large colorful and black and white drawings suspended from their ceilings. presented on the occasion of milan design week 2013, each contained paradise formed a chapter of laviani’s dreamlike outdoor universe connected by an elevated wooden pathway which suggested to visitors the way in which to navigate through the space. on a central platform dividing the distinct grouping of houses, there was an arrangement of the italian brand’s furniture–painted all in red–that seemed to be sinking, thus furthering elaborating on laviani’s fantasy universe.


within four of the gazebos large drawings depicting such things as animal figures, gigantic plants and flowers printed on large panels suspended from the ceilingimage © unopiù



image © unopiù



dividing the two distinct grouping of houses is an installation of some of unopiù’s outdoor furniture painted in red, some of which seem to be sinking into the groundimage © unopiù



three colored glass houses present a set-up of unopiù’s outdoor furnitureimage © unopiù



image © unopiù



image © unopiù



aerial view of ‘unopiù in wonderland’image © unopiù



the fantasy worlds are connected by an elevated wooden platformimage © designboom



image © unopiù



arrangements of the italian furniture company’s collection was set up on the connecting pathsimage © unopiù



night view of the colorful gazebos within the garden of la triennale di milanoimage © unopiù



image © unopiù



image © unopiù



image © unopiù



image © unopiù



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