AQUA. Leonardo’s Vision

      The Salone del Mobile.Milano is renewing its powerful links with the city of Milan at its 58th edition with a homage to its most brilliant and eclectic ‘adopted son’, Leonardo da Vinci, in the form of two outstanding and hugely evocative installations guaranteed to provide a memorable cultural and emotional visitor experience.

      From 6th to 14th April, the Salone del Mobile.Milano has chosen the Conca dell’Incoronata and the water as the protagonists of the traditional city event, AQUA. Leonardo’s Vision. On the other hand, at the fairgrounds, in Pavilion 24, DE-SIGNO. The art of Italian design before and after Leonardo will celebrate his work and especially his legacy to the art of design and craftsmanship.

      AQUA. Leonardo’s Vision is a site-specific immersive experience. The Conca will be covered over with an architectural insert in the form of a great expanse of water, on the edge of which a huge LED screen will become a window onto a future Milan, showing a skyline that changes according to the time of day. Beneath this structure, inside the canal itself, a wunderkammer will be created, where visitors can experience all the beauty, energy and shape of water, enfolded in image and sound thanks to the use of cutting-edge technology, in a totally self-contained environment.

      An information foyer by the Ponte delle Gabelle will provide a space where waiting visitors can discover more about the connection between this historic site and Leonard’s multifaceted genius.

      CREDITS
      Creative and Executive Production Balich Worldwide Shows Srl

      Creative Executive Producer - Marco Balich
      Creative Supervisor - Marta Marchesi
      Executive Producer - Laura Cappelli
      Project Manager - Alessandra Rossetti
      Artistic Director - Marco Cisaria
      Set, Light & Water Design - NONE Collective
      Video Content & Motion Design - Territory Studio
      Indoor Video Art Design - Karmachina
      Real-time Compositing Software Programmer - Andrew Quinn
      Outdoor Sound Design & Soundtrack - Chiara Luzzana
      Indoor Sound Design & Soundtrack - Maurizio D’Aniello (The Spectrum Studio)
      Scientific Consultant - Simone Ferrari
      Technical Director - Matteo Tagliabue

      Date and hour

      06 - 14 April 2019
      10:00 - 22:00

      Location

      Via S. Marco, Milan
      How to get

      istitutional partner

      Intesa Sanpaolo

      official partners

      Cà del Bosco
      Illy
      Audemars Piguet
      Fondazione Fiera Milano
      Alitalia