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or the sixth consecutive time and subsequently to the success of 2018 with over 50 thousand visitors, Palazzo Litta is going to hold, in occasion of the Salone del Mobile, a large group exhibition. Sixty-five designers and over twenty firms, brands and universities on the international scene are going to take part in a peaceful invasion of this seventeenth century palazzo in corso Magenta. In addition to the Piano Nobile, this year the event takes over the Cortile dell’Orologio, the Teatro Litta and its foyer.

Designed by the Chilean art and architecture practice Pezo von Ellrichshausen, Echo Pavillon is the focal point of the entire event, overseen by MoscaPartners with the support of the municipality of the city of Milan. Envisioned as a permanent piece, it takes pride of place in the centre of the Cortile d’Onore. Two overlapping shapes, an accessible cube and an upside-down pyramid open at the top, at the exterior they reflect the baroque colonnade of the courtyard and the surrounding visitors, while in the interior they create a reflective, isolated space from which you merely see the sky. 

The itinerary continues along the Scalone d’Onore towards the opulent baroque drawing rooms on the Piano Nobile with installations and products designed by creative talents from eleven different countries such as Japan, USA, South Chorea and Brazil, besides the European contingent includes a large number of Italians such as Matteo Cibic with Jaipur Wunderkammer, Matteo Ragni with the Polytechnic School of Design and Arcade with objects in Murano glass.
The theatre houses Pro Helvetia, the foundation for Swiss culture with a selection of eleven young design students, while in the foyer, the Brazilian brand Sollos presents Good news from Brasil, created by the artistic director and designer Jader Almeida.
Technical partners of the exhibition, Flos has designed the lighting strategy of the courtyard and the portico, B&B Italia has made the bespoke benches for the installation, De Castelli Metal Projects Factory made the display and Salvatori the seats in natural stone designed by Pezo von Ellrichshausen.

To make your visit additionally more enjoyable, again this year "Around the Clock - food and beverage" is going to be held in the Cortile dell’Orologio, a space especially designed to stop for a moment to have a drink with friends.

Where: Palazzo Litta, Headquarters of the Ministero dei Beni e delle Attività Culturali e del Turismo di Milano – 24 Corso Magenta, Milan
When: 9 – 14 April 2019 – Opening times: 10.00 – 20.00


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