MARCO SERRALUNGA: LOOKING AROUND ATTENTIVELY
Read the interview with Marco Serralunga, owner of the historic company Serralunga, world leader in the production of outdoor furniture and pioneer in the use of innovative technologies.
Marco Serralunga holds a degree in economics and owns Serralunga, a company with 28 employees that specializes in outdoor furnishings. I spoke with him about his company, which has made a name for itself thanks to its innovative production processes and collaborations with renowned international designers.
GIOVANNI GASTEL, THE PEOPLE I LIKE
The exhibition dedicated to the late photographer Giovanni Gastel presents portraits of individuals who have made history, a testament to the encounters that have marked his extraordinary career.
Triennale Design Museum in Milan is hosting an exhibition (until May 13th) that is a tribute to photographer Giovanni Gastel, a remarkable photographer who passed away in April 2021. The exhibition, entitled “The People I Like”, was organized in collaboration with the MAXXI national museum in Rome and was curated by Uberto Frigerio with layout by Piero Lissoni Associati. On display are over 200 portraits that are a testament to the many individuals Gastell met over his career and...
Green, a color associated with vitality and change, only recently with nature, is back in the spotlight in Fashion for Spring 2022. Learn more about in this article by Cristina Morozzi.
Michel Pastoureau – historian, anthropologist, and leading expert on colors and their symbolic meaning – writes in his book Le petit livre des couleurs that green represents everything that moves, changes and varies. It was only back in the 19th century that green became associated with nature.
After a lengthy hiatus, green is back in vogue for Spring 2022 in both fashion and accessories. In interior design, where warm browns, reds and oranges predominate along with natural tones of beige, green was really only found in outdoor seating along with blue. Then in 2020, Cappellini designed a chair upholstered in green fabric, which was a bit of a provocation.
STORE DISPLAY WINDOWS: REFLECTIONS OF TRENDS
THE GREAT OUTDOORS
You can learn a lot about this year’s outdoor furniture trends by checking out the store display windows of major designer brands in Milan. They are full of installations with sofas and armchairs arranged with plants and floral compositions, and we see the use of green both as an accent color and in natural greenery. Especially over the past two years, many of us have rediscovered the value of time spent outdoors, leading to a greater focus on beautifying our terraces, gardens, decks and yards.
NEW ARRIVAL: SERRALUNGA
SUSTAINABLE LUXURY FURNITURE
Since its outset, Serralunga has increasingly risen to the challenge of producing sustainable, environmentally friendly designs. In creating its products, the company not only uses recycled or recyclable materials, but also focuses on production processes that reduce environmental impact. Transforming plastic into designer furnishings and accessories might seem like a paradox, as plastic is not exactly viewed as a “noble” material, but Serralunga hasn’t let that stop them, instead harnessing the strength and durability of plastic in its creations. And the little details of the company’s various designs reflects its attention to quality: its innovative “Moleskin” finish, developed from resin, and the fact that its designs are 100% recyclable, durable, and temperature- and UV-resistant. Then there’s their “Velvety” finish, which resembles the look of velvet and was presented in 2020.
OPEN-AIR ROOMS: THE DELIGHT OF BEING OUTDOORS
Having your own outdoor space is important, especially if you live in the city and want to escape the routine. That's why you should not neglect its decor. Find out how to do it in the article.