In the year in which people became aware of the open spaces "to survive", the BAM – Biblioteca degli Alberi di Milano became a precious life-saving flower hayfield, which gives breath to the city. In its summer calendar, it gives space to 7 brands that stage their ideal "Open Air" (at BAM from 8 to 10 June and then online). Agape focuses on materials: CementoskinR and Petit granit used for elegant outdoor bathtubs and washbasins (such as Mangiarotti's Bjhon 1 outdoor). Cassina, formally flawless, re-enacts Le Corbusier's LC1 revisited for outdoor use and experiments with recycled PET with Patricia Urquiola and her Trampoline (also called "love bed"). DeCastelli plays with the arabesque and burnished surfaces of the Radici series by Patrizia Pozzi, designed to be “climbing” and covered with greenery. Artemide proposes an outdoor and value version of the A.24 system, which Mario Cucinella used in the Laudato Sì Garden. Janus et Cie relies on the Rio modular system from the award-winning RIOS studio and the Bon Vivant crochet poufs. A conceptual intervention on sustainability for Florim, while Metalco explores its vision of present and future in the city in the STILE catalog: Social design for real life. (Sara Annoni)
Photo credits: Carlotta Coppo.