Il Cortile of BASE Milano - who we thanks for the image
"When someone says: I
can do it too...it means that he can repeat to do it, otherwise he would have
done it before."
Bruno Munari, one of the leading figures of the
20th century in art, design and graphics, summarizes, without ambiguity, the creative spirit of design, a key element of the Milan Design Week, the most important
design event in the world. The Salone del Mobile, exclusively
dedicated to the furniture, and, of course, the unmissable Fuorisalone, dedicated to
anyone who wants to have fun feeling inspired by the originality of design, are the main locations of Design Week.
Fuorisalone was born in the early ’80s by some companies in the furniture and design sectors and today
it involves many other related sectors, including technology, art, fashion and food. It represents the
most festive and cool side of the Salone. Exhibitions, new projects and exclusive parties
animate and capture entire neighborhoods, creating a Design District. You dive
in the midst of installations and experimental proposals, created between
art and innovation, and from which style
and creativity of well-knew designers
as well as of talented young emerge.
Entrance into via Tortona, Milan - Courtesy of BASE Milano
Therefore, we could not be simple viewers of this wonderful international
“designland”. In collaboration with DONTSTOP Architettura we will be
technical partner of BASE Milano for “Il Cortile” project, one of the most important urban regeneration
projects in Europe (here
more information). During the Design
Week 2018, BASE will present the first part of the micro-regeneration work
designed by DONTSTOP Architettura. Sited in Tortona area, the Fuorisalone headquarter, “Il Cortile” of BASE is conceived
as social and cultural space. Sittings and planters, from the pure geometric shapes, are examples of our
revolutionary surface finishing MarbleSkin™. Thanks to it, the designed outdoor elements thought as stone monolithic blocks, become light and easy to move, maintaining their
functionality and enhancing the
originality of personalization.
Seat Marbleskin™ detail
MarbleSkin™ is the result of an innovative process
about the use of natural traditional materials. Minerals can be applied on each kind of surface, even with very
complex shapes, as it was a second skin.
From the meeting with BASE Milano
and DONTSTOP Architettura, a common
vision that characterizes all of us is emerged: the ability to be innovators of innovation, to explore
new territories and new ways to stimulate
creativity. We like to experiment
too and offer everyone the opportunity of customizing.
“Il Cortile” of BASE is a first event that opens a long route
with the fellowship of BASE Milano, for a whole year, up to Design
Week 2019. This "open-air contAMINATOR"
project thus becomes our "starting point
for further travels and explorations" in the world of "functional creativity" and
of the change taking place"; a connection, it will also be our BASE, in
the heart of one of the most creative cities in the world.