Architecture and fashion meet in Milan
Along with the usual parade of new chairs, the Milan Furniture Fair throws up installations and happenings that transform the city into a kind of short-lived laboratory for experiment. Here’s Italian architect Matteo Thun’s offering, The Wooden Beacons, a series of timber structures filled with cloth, developed with fashion house Marni.
The beacons are scattered around the city - pictured above is the courtyard of the Marni boutique in Via Senato. A cluster of American walnut planks forms a rustic-looking assemblage in and around which offcuts of Marni fabrics are scattered. It aims to highlight the lifecycle of a product, from conception and design, to manufacture, use and obsolescence. As Thun opines somewhat gnomically, ‘there is nothing that grows old faster than the new’.
The Wooden Beacons
Where: Marni, Via Senato, Milan
When: Until 19 April