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House of Dust

In 2013, in Rome, near the Villa Borghese park, Antonino Cardillo began construction of his aesthetic manifesto, the House of Dust. Lending to the space a classical form through this work, he reintroduces the themes of the grotto and the arch in the architecture of the present, experimenting with interrupted valences of past in a cohesive whole, rich in meanings. Chosen as one of the fifty works that recount the history of Italian interior architecture at the XXI Triennale di Milano, curator Beppe Finessi said of it: “There are interior designers who magically sweep away all established practice and make a name for themselves with a project destined to became a milestone. We have seen this recently with House of Dust (Rome, 2013).”

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