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.
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