The Secret Backyard at Milan Design Week

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Hidden away inside the Orto Botanico in Milan’s Brera District, was the intriguingly titled Secret Backyard.

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Zaha Hadid created a classy arrange, very quite a bit in her trademark trend, to showcase inlaid marble surfaces by CITCO.

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She said “The composition of the marble panels derives from the difficult magnificence found inside the organizational patterns of the pure phrase.”

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Her arrange hid and revealed each panel from completely totally different views, giving the experience an precise sense of exploration and discovery.

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Taking that idea even further, Paola Navone enveloped Barovier&Toso’s hand blown Murano glass chandeliers in “nests” manufactured from hazelnut branches, with viewing holes people queued to see by means of.

She described them as “Nests which welcome and defend quite a few probably the most pretty gadgets of Murano glassmaking customized which have come by chance to the yard.”

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The Secret Garden at Milan Design Week in main art architecture  Category

The colors and textures inside the branches, the silver foil lining the insides of the “nests” and the chandeliers themselves provided a visual feast.

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Maybe you will recall Mary Lennox, the indignant little lady launched out of herself by the walled yard inside the e-e-book? I assume this Secret Backyard may correctly have had the equivalent influence.

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Our journey to Milan for Milan Design Week 2012 was supported partially by Airbnb.com.

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