Through creative innovation, we can improve the future. Urban planner and proverbial architect Stefano Boeri has brought this concept in a big way to the city of Milan. He is the designer behind the famous Bosco Verticale, or Vertical Forest, a project that was initiated in 2014 with the goal of increasing biodiversity by promoting the formation of an urban ecosystem. Since then, Boeri’s masterplan has been in full effect, as Bosco Verticale continues to build a microclimate which absorbs carbon dioxide, produces oxygen, and in turn protects the city from radiation and noise pollution.
Flashforward to 2018, and Boeri is addressing this theme once again, but from a whole other angle. Being passionate about our relationship to the space around us and the planet we live on, Boeri has conceptualized “space&interiors,” an exhibition that will be inaugurated at 2018 Design Week in Milan. space&interiors is intended to question the way we traditionally look at homes, cities, and living. Placing a strong emphasis on the theme of innovative solutions and the future, the exhibition will present a refined collection of the most advanced materials and products conceived by Boeri’s studio, Stefano Boeri Architetti, as well as Milan’s best designers and urban planners.
Inspired by the way in which Thomas Edison's invention of the lightbulb significantly changed how we live, Italian brand Simes will introduce their proposed outdoor lighting solution of the future. Oikos, another participant of the exhibition, will highlight elements of interior decoration such as eco-friendly and toxin-free paints and as the latest technology used to create versatile textures for home decoration.
Related: Salone Del Mobile 2018
Through this exhibit, Boeri is creating a platform through which the city can begin proactively thinking about its future and well-being in relation to use of urban spaces. Through space&interiors Boeri wants to show that design is not exclusively based on fads. Commerical trends and novelties greatly shape our culture, but design thrived when it is driven by ambition about living solutions and our future.
Space&interiors will be on exhibit from April 17th through April 21st at Piazza Porta Nuova in Milan.
For more on Design, visit our Lifestye page.