STROLL IN MILAN, QUIET DIALOGUE
The most fascinating existence of Milan in midsummer is that it allows people to meet and to confront different fields of art.
Salone del Mobile, an important part of Milan Design Week 2022, offers visitors a lively and immersive experience - walking around the city of Milan and admiring A world of design that is vividly displayed.
Stop at ANEST COLLECTIVE’s showroom ‘THE ANEST VENUE’ (Via Montenapoleone 17, ) in Milan, Italy, where the ‘Pot Variation’ collection by Dutch designer Aldo Bakker and J.Hill Standard is displayed. The warm light penetrates the window lattice, and the static utensils draw vivid modern brushstrokes in the canvas-like space.
Unwilling to be divided by time and trends, Aldo Bakker is a designer who contends with the spirit of the times; Brendan Mullane, ANEST’s special creative director, is good at burying what is presented behind the first glance. At THE ANEST VENUE, both His works resonate at the intersection of the curve and the straight line. They choose to whisper instead of shouting. The viewer needs to spend time with the work, observe and feel, and walk into a rich contemplation.
Generous shapes, curves and planes are harmoniously combined. Robustness, exclusivity, elegance and an absolute focus on sensory experience have led Aldo to use blown and kiln-cast glass, brass, stone and porcelain in the ‘Pot Variation’ collection. Aldo describes them as dense and quiet materials that make for colorful and timeless pieces.
The contrast between the rough and the smooth, the matte and the glossy, the fine-grain leather that has been stroked by the hands, the stitches left by the open needles, the bright metallic sheen of the covered hardware... Clothing and containers are like second skin In general, the ultimate material and craftsmanship show the content of the bearing.
When a moment passes through the noisy Milan at this time, enters THE ANEST VENUE, enters the purity and tranquility of the embodiment, and the fleeting moment is also integrated into the creation of eternity.
PHOTO: STEFANO MASSE
LOCATION: Via Montenapoleone 17, Milan