I know I said that I was done with my Milan report… but the thing is – I lied! Well I thought I was done, but then I got a hold of these stunning press images of the magical installation by Paola Navone for Barovier&Toso and I simply had to share. Besides, this was one of my favourite installations in Milan, so all the more reason to post about it.

BLU installation was located at The Temporary Museum for New Design, at Superstudio Più on Zona Tortona. Paola Navone interpreted Barovier&Toso glass with a secnographic installation in a large dark area, which was lit by a series of magical creations and custom built lamps in various shades of blue – pure blue, Dutch blue, cobalt blue and aquamarine.

The installation was organised in islands designed to provide visitors with a moment of relaxation and contemplation – large comfortable sofas and day beds allowed viewers to take a break and enjoy all the elements of significant visual impact. A luminous meadow was created using macroscopic glass threats lit by LEDs which signaled the route, while the walls and floors were constructed from “poor” materials from Murano: course timbers and rusty iron.

Murano glass never looked this good. At least not for me.

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Dana Tomić Hughes
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Dana is an award-winning interior designer living in Sydney, Australia. With an unhealthy passion for design, Dana commits to an abnormal amount of daily design research. Regular travel and attendance at premier design events, enables Dana to stay at the forefront of the design world globally. While she is super serious about design, Dana never takes herself - nor design - too seriously. Together with her life and business partner, Dana is Boss Lady at Studio Yellowtrace, specialising in Design Strategy, Creative Direction and Special Projects. The studio takes a highly conceptual and holistic approach to translating brands & ideas into places & experiences.

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    Well I’m glad that you decided to post this – as you said, it’s magical. Thanks for sharing :-)

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    OMG, I just died and went to heaven – thank you for these gorgeous pictures, all that blue is just amazing!

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    Peter Baldwin

    Those blue boards on the exterior are amazing! Good old Paola Navone.

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    These are amazing. I most especially love the blue gazebo that looks like a bed. And the cabin design dining area looks great too. I just wish it was spacier.


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