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Looks a little like a hamam, but actually its very dry a la Olafur Eliasson…Twilight – an installation by Tokujin Yoshioka


Exterior, just off Tortona – part of the joy of the Salone is getting to enter courtyards that are normally closed to you.

Meanwhile inside… Luce Tempo Luogo – Light Time Place by DGT Architects and Nobuhiro Fushiya. And speaking of Olafur Eliasson, this is not a million miles away from the principles i saw at the Venice Architecture Biennale (see previous post). Anyway it was an interactive/spectacle type of affair….

The light that the installation emitted was not constant but pulsing, this was barely perceptible but it effected how we perceive movement as you can see below, that strange ghost effect is not an editing trick…

Other posts from this and previous Salones

les danseuses

burning down the house


top notch people watching

bring on the dancing horses

salone spaces

future artist

salone di milano




salones past2

salones past


Final post about previous salones…if  i remember correctly, all the following images are all from a selection of Japanese exhibitors from the Triennale at the 2009 salone in Milan:

moss pod gardens

water repellent fabric

“please do not touch”

this was fun to watch for a wee bit; robot cubes with sensors that anticipate and move in accordance with an individual’s footsteps, creating a moving footpath…