XXI Triennale di Milano. D1
Project developed with the support of De Castelli, Emmemobili, Zanotta for the "Stanze. Altre filosofie dell'abitare" ("Rooms. Novel living concepts") exhibition curated by Beppe Finessi and organized by Salone del Mobile.Milano within the framework of the XXI Triennale.
April 12th to September 12th 2016
D1 is a room that spells out the discovery of the domestic space. In an elliptical space formed by concentric rows of coloured narrow metal columns, the viewer gradually sees the threshold between interior and exterior become defined and include the role of the architecture in the mediation between landscape, domestic space and objects. The concept is drawn from a fascinating experience of hospitality in several private interior spaces in Beirut and illustrates a timeless way of living, rooted in the collective memory of the entire Mediterranean basin.
An empty space positioned in the centre that acts as the cornerstone for a series of satellite spaces orbiting around it: the home and the city we can all remember or imagine. D1 leverages the mythical imagination of an original moment in which, for the first time, a person has paused because they are fascinated by the quality of a place and decides to stay there. In this sense D1 is the “person’s first room”, the place we identify with and in which we became conscious that we were nomads no longer; that place at the centre of everything, where we take the things we pick up along the way and around which we build our home. D1 is a project that represents the threshold that divides nature, across which the space ceases to be wild and becomes domestic.