6 February 2017
For the Salone del Mobile, the contemporary and vintage fashion and design gallery, ‘Galleria Fragile’ (Via san Damiano, 2, Milan), hosted a wide-range of original, contemporary projects, realised in various materials. Each exhibited both artisan and technological expertise, evolving from a diverse group of designers, including Paolo Portoghesi and Alessandro Mendini. The assorted selection included the Earthquake rug collection, fruit of a collaboration between Mendini and Joseph Carini, the owner of Carini Carpets in New York City, as well as the ‘Sinapsi’ and ‘Intreccio’ tables by Paolo Portoghesi and the Tuscan company, Matrix. There is Marco Zanuso’s lamp ‘Atlantide’, with its waterfall of coloured fish, and Pierfrancesco Cravel’s bathroom furnishings made of marble, onyx and rare stone, joined with precious metals. Marzio Rusconi Clerici produced furniture and lamps made of thermoformed methacrylate, and finally, Roberto Giacomucci exhibited his marble and metal-backed pieces, finished in copper and brass.