• 2.0 Exhibition at the Museo Bagatti Valsecchi, Curated by Rosanna Orlandi // Milan 2013.


    Posted on 29th April, by Dana Tomić Hughes in art, events + exhibitions, installations, interior design, personal, product design, travel. 2 Comments

    Museo Bagatti Valsecci Milan, X Marble Chair by Studio Libertiny | Yellowtrace.

    Dulux Colour Trends 2014 | Yellowtrace Milan 2013

     

    I am so excited about sharing this very special treat from my recent trip to Milan Design Week - 2.0 Exhibition at the magnificent Museo Bagatti Valsecchi. Every trip to Milan brings about a new highlight, an unexpected thrill and an experience of pure visual ecstasy. It is in these moments that I find myself either completely lost for words from utter shock, often accompanied by a steady flow of tears, OR swearing profusely as an automatic response to the intensity of my emotions (they don’t call me “Tourette’s Tomic” for nothing). As you can probably guess, visiting this exhibition was one of those moments. But don’t worry, I was most discreet with my swearing, only Husband could hear me properly. I can be very professional when required.

     

    Museo Bagatti Valsecci Milan, X Marble Chair by Studio Libertiny | Yellowtrace.

    This image and top image – X Marble Chair by Tomáš Libertíny for Henraux.
    Images courtesy of Spazio Rossana Orlandi/ Museo Bagatti Valsecci. Photos by Tatiana Uzlova.

    Museo Bagatti Valsecci Milan, Desiree Von Pelt | Photo by Nick Hughes for Yellowtrace.

    Golden Calf Armoire and Golden Calf Lamp by Desiree Von Pelt, at the Galleria Delle Armi of Palazzo Bagatti Valsecchi.
    Photo by Nick Hughes, © Yellowtrace.

    Museo Bagatti Valsecci Milan, Desiree Von Pelt | Photo by Nick Hughes for Yellowtrace.

    Golden Calf Armoire by Desiree Von Pelt at the Galleria Delle Armi of Palazzo Bagatti Valsecchi.
    Photo by Nick Hughes, © Yellowtrace.

    Museo Bagatti Valsecci Milan, Enrico Marone Cinzano | Yellowtrace.

    Various furniture pieces by Enrico Marone Cinzano.
    Image courtesy of Spazio Rossana Orlandi/ Museo Bagatti Valsecci. Photo by Tatiana Uzlova.

    Museo Bagatti Valsecci Milan, Nacho Carbonell, Pump it up | Yellowtrace.

    Pump it up, 2009 by Nacho Carbonell
    Image courtesy of Spazio Rossana Orlandi/ Museo Bagatti Valsecci. Photo by Tatiana Uzlova.

     

    Stepping into the Museo Bagatti Valsecchi is a real feast for the senses. Tucked between Via Santo Spirito and Via Gesù in the centre of Milan (just off the famous Via Monenapoleone & Via della Spiga), this late 19th-century neo-Renaissance palazzo opened it’s doors as a museum in 1994. Up until then it was the residence of Fausto & Giuseppe Bagatti Valsecchi - the two brothers of noble descent who were passionate art collectors. Bagatti Valsecchi’s were seeking to recreate a 16th-century palazzo in their own home, where each room was embellished with only the finest finest-quality finishes and furnishings, not to mention numerous works of Renaissance art, Murano glass and Flemish tapestries. In order to preserve the feel of a private home, the museum today refrains from labelling any of the artefacts. Instead, audio guides and information sheets are available on request.

    As though this museum wasn’t spectacular enough, the recent intervention by two Ladies takes the experience of visiting Bagatti Valsecchi to a whole new level. The two Ladies in question are patroness Goga Ashkenazi – billionaires, oil-magnate, serial entrepreneur, currently Chairwoman & Creative Director of fashion label Vionnet, and Rossana Orlandi - highly respected art and design curator, who brought together the work of 16 exciting artists and designers.

     

    Museo Bagatti Valsecci Milan, Studio deForm | Photo by Nick Hughes for Yellowtrace.

    Floor light by Studio DeForm
    Image courtesy of Spazio Rossana Orlandi/ Museo Bagatti Valsecci. Photo by Tatiana Uzlova.

    Museo Bagatti Valsecci Milan, Concrete sofa by James Plumb | Photo by Nick Hughes for Yellowtrace.

    Concrete Sofa by James Plumb.
    Photo by Nick Hughes, © Yellowtrace.

    Museo Bagatti Valsecci Milan, Dirk Vander Kooij | Photo by Nick Hughes for Yellowtrace.

    Diffusor Cabinet by Dirk Vander Kooij
    Photo by Nick Hughes, © Yellowtrace.

    Museo Bagatti Valsecci Milan, Niels Hoebers | Photo by Nick Hughes for Yellowtrace.

    Stop-motion video set by Design Academy Eindhoven graduate Niels Hoebers (previously).
    Photo by Nick Hughes, © Yellowtrace.

    Museo Bagatti Valsecci Milan, Paul Heijnen and Niels Hoeberg | Photo by Nick Hughes for Yellowtrace.

    Design Academy Eindhoven graduates Paul Heijnen and Niels Hoebers (previously).
    Photo by Nick Hughes, © Yellowtrace.

    Museo Bagatti Valsecci Milan, Paul Heijnen | Photo by Nick Hughes for Yellowtrace.

    Design Academy Eindhoven graduates Paul Heijnen and Niels Hoebers (previously).
    Photo by Nick Hughes, © Yellowtrace.

    Museo Bagatti Valsecci Milan, Paul Heijnen | Photo by Nick Hughes for Yellowtrace.

    Hyperion Light by Design Academy Eindhoven graduate Paul Heijnen (previously).
    Photo by Nick Hughes, © Yellowtrace.

     

    The rooms host artworks from Nacho CarbonellFront DesignStudio DeformPaul Heijnen (previously), Niels Hoebers (previously), Tomáš LibertínyYukiko NagaiFrédérique Morrel (previously), Dirk Van Der KooijMarten BaasJames Plumb (previously), Martin Smith, President Von Pelt, Enrico Marone Cinzano, Massimiliano Locatelli Cls Architetti, Manuela Crotti and Giampiero Milella.

     

    Museo Bagatti Valsecci Milan, Nacho Carbonell sculpture | Photo by Nick Hughes for Yellowtrace.

    Basket Mobile and Diversity by Nacho Carbonell
    Image courtesy of Spazio Rossana Orlandi/ Museo Bagatti Valsecci. Photo by Tatiana Uzlova.

    Museo Bagatti Valsecci Milan, Nacho Carbonell sculpture | Photo by Nick Hughes for Yellowtrace.

    Library Chair by Nacho Carbonell.
    Photo by Nick Hughes, © Yellowtrace.

    Museo Bagatti Valsecci Milan, Frederique Morrel | Photo by Nick Hughes for Yellowtrace.

    RO taxidermy by Frederique Morrell with Mobile Light by Front above.
    Photo by Nick Hughes, © Yellowtrace.

    Museo Bagatti Valsecci Milan, Taxidermy by Frederique Morrel | Photo by Nick Hughes for Yellowtrace.

    Detail of giant RO taxidermy by Frederique Morrell.
    Photo by Nick Hughes, © Yellowtrace.

    Museo Bagatti Valsecci Milan, Mobile Lamp by Front | Yellowtrace.

    Mobile Lamp by Front.
    Image courtesy of  Spazio Rossana Orlandi/ Museo Bagatti Valsecci. Photo by Tatiana Uzlova.

     

    The exhibition celebrates a new interpretation of the museum, bridging the Past with the Contemporary spirit. The new artworks and one-off pieces are carefully placed within the rooms- at times it is almost impossible to distinguish which piece is a part of the existing collections, and which is placed there by Orlandi’s golden hand.

     

    Museo Bagatti Valsecci Milan, Front for BOOO | Photo by Nick Hughes for Yellowtrace.

    Surface Tension Lamp by Front for BOOO. (While you’re here, would you please just look at that amazing ceiling?)
    Photo by Nick Hughes, © Yellowtrace.

    Museo Bagatti Valsecci Milan, Front for BOOO | Photo by Nick Hughes for Yellowtrace.

    Surface Tension Lamp by Front for BOOO.
    Photo by Nick Hughes, © Yellowtrace.

    Museo Bagatti Valsecci Milan, Yukiko Nagai | Yellowtrace.

    Old furniture pieces covered in intricate mosaic by Yukiko Nagai.
    Image courtesy of  Spazio Rossana Orlandi/ Museo Bagatti Valsecci. Photo by Tatiana Uzlova.

    Museo Bagatti Valsecci Milan, Emanuela Crotti | Yellowtrace.

    Freestanding screen/ room divider by Emanuela Crotti.
    Image courtesy of  Spazio Rossana Orlandi/ Museo Bagatti Valsecci. Photo by Tatiana Uzlova.

    Museo Bagatti Valsecci Milan, Blue Chandelier by Nacho Carbonell | Yellowtrace.

    45 degrees Blue Chandelier by Nacho Carbonell for Vionnet.
    Image courtesy of  Spazio Rossana Orlandi/ Museo Bagatti Valsecci. Photo by Tatiana Uzlova.

     

    Museo Bagatti Valsecci also has a permanent design shop set up on the ground floor, accessible from the central courtyard. The clever freestanding steel cage was designed by the local studio CLS Architetti, who are responsible for some Milan’s many beautiful retail spaces. Much like the exhibition, the shop is also curated by Rossana Orlandi carrying a myriad of weird and wonderful things that can also be found in her eponymous Spazio. It’s an absolute stroke of genius.

     

    Museo Bagatti Valsecci Milan, Design Shop | Yellowtrace.

    Standing inside the metal cage of the Design Shop at Museo Bagatti Valsecci. Designed by CLS Architetti.
    Image courtesy of  Spazio Rossana Orlandi/ Museo Bagatti Valsecci. Photo by Tatiana Uzlova.

    Museo Bagatti Valsecci Milan, Design Shop | Photo by Nick Hughes for Yellowtrace.

    Freestanding metal cage structure of Design Shop at Museo Bagatti Valsecci. Designed by CLS Architetti.
    Photo by Nick Hughes, © Yellowtrace.

    Museo Bagatti Valsecci Milan, Design Shop | Yellowtrace.

    Freestanding metal cage structure of Design Shop at Museo Bagatti Valsecci. Designed by CLS Architetti.
    Image courtesy of  Spazio Rossana Orlandi/ Museo Bagatti Valsecci. Photo by Tatiana Uzlova.

    Museo Bagatti Valsecci Milan, Design Shop | Photo by Nick Hughes for Yellowtrace.

    View into Design Shop at Museo Bagatti Valsecci.
    Photo by Nick Hughes, © Yellowtrace.

    Museo Bagatti Valsecci Milan courtyard, with sculpture by Nacho Carbonell | Photo by Nick Hughes for Yellowtrace.

    Auditorium bronze sculpture by Nacho Carbonell in the courtyard of Museo Bagatti Valsecci.
    Photo by Nick Hughes, © Yellowtrace.

    Museo Bagatti Valsecci Milan courtyard, with sculpture by Nacho Carbonell | Photo by Nick Hughes for Yellowtrace.

    Auditorium bronze sculpture by Nacho Carbonell in the courtyard of Museo Bagatti Valsecci.
    Photo by Nick Hughes, © Yellowtrace.

    Museo Bagatti Valsecci Milan, Design Shop | Photo by Nick Hughes for Yellowtrace.

    Details from the Design Shop at Museo Bagatti Valsecci.
    Photo by Nick Hughes, © Yellowtrace.

    Museo Bagatti Valsecci Milan, Design Shop | Photo by Nick Hughes for Yellowtrace.

    Details from the Design Shop at Museo Bagatti Valsecci.
    Photo by Nick Hughes, © Yellowtrace.

    Museo Bagatti Valsecci in Milan | Photo by Nick Hughes for Yellowtrace.

    The magnificent 19th-century neo-Renaissance interior of Museo Bagatti Valsecci in Milan.
    Photo by Nick Hughes, © Yellowtrace.

     

    So much beauty in one relatively small space means that I have been faced with my absolutely favourite problem – too many fantastic images to share! Since editing photos and giving you less rather than more has never been my forte, I have included a gallery of image below where you can see more from this unique exhibition and this incredibly beautiful space. Just click one one image and use keyboard to navigate. If you happen to be in Milan in April, this exhibition still runs until the end of this month. Needless to say, you simply must visit if you are around – I cannot recommend it highly enough.

     

    From 9th to 30th April 2013 | Daily from 10.30 to 20.30
    Museo Bagatti Valsecchi | Via Santo Spirito 10/ Via Gesù 5,  20122 Milano.

     

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    [Photos by Nick Hughes, © Yellowtrace // Tatiana Uzlova courtesy of Spazio Rossana OrlandiMuseo Bagatti Valsecchi. Image credits as noted.]

     





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