Artemest’s theatrical exhibition during Milan Design Week displays bespoke artisanal pieces inspired by water, a tribute to Italian artistic excellence. Taking place at the legendary Senato Hotel Milano, Aqva is an attractive and immersive celebration of the city.
The exhibition is a tribute to Milan through a reinterpretation of its ancient waters: under the artistic direction of the prestigious architects Ciarmoli Queda Studio, arises from the desire to bring the hidden waters of the city to the surface, drawing the viewer’s eye to celebrate the importance of water as a source of life and energy.
For Milan Design Week, Artemest, the home of collectible design by over 1200 Italian artisans, used the unusual concept for its creatives. This way, AQVA features artisanal objects and artworks from all over Italy, artists were chosen for their ability to surprise and fascinate the viewer.
Water achieves a life-like form, through the hand of artists, it’s as if it was preserved, kept in motion, in n assemblage of historic Italian craft traditions. It’s true that water is a constant source of inspiration in art and design, but Artemest was able to give a new meaning!
A sensory journey awaited guests that began their path in the hall of Senato Hotel and continued through the elegant central courtyard, home to a slate grey pool of shallow water reminiscing of the Naviglio Grande canal that once flowed in front of the building. The different perspectives and aspects of water inspire the shape, texture, and color of all pieces, together with a bespoke soundtrack that contributes to the dreamlike atmosphere of the exhibition.
The art exhibition Artemest put together for Milan Design Week includes works by renowned artists and designers, such as Anna Paola Cibin, Atlasproject, Biancodichina, Casarialto, Cedrimartini, Coralla Maiuri, Daniela Forti, Fonderia Artistica Ruocco, Fornice Objects, Gebrüder Thonet Vienna, La Fucina di Efesto, Margherita Fanti, Micheluzzi Glass, Monica Gasperini, Paolo Castelli, Patrizia Polese, ROU Materiaal, and UpGroup.
One of the most notable and eye-catching pieces at Artemest’s Aqva exhibition was the Testa Di Venere Frammento Head by Fonderia Artistica Ruocco, which is a reference to Venus’ head.