Author: invasioni

Dimorestudio x Lanvin // Shanghai

Dimorestudio’s latest retail project for the French Maison LANVIN, located in the business heart of Shanghai, just inaugurated. Following the brand’s new creative direction, the Shanghai exclusive store concept will be progressively rolled out in other retail spaces in the world. Solid surfaces are perceived as smooth curtains, establishing an illusion effect: the undulated panels can be seen as a reinterpretation of Richard Serra’s large-scale abstract metal sculptures and, everywhere else, cement walls, floors and pillars are overlooked by a black painted ceiling. In sync with the contemporary and artsy mood evoked, the project includes decorative furniture as armchair Poltrona 081 by Dimoremilano and emblematic T1 side table by Tecno. This 280 sqm space represents a natural and impeccable merge between fashion and art. Real draped curtains cascading from a black painted ceiling reinforce the ambiguity impression, whilst, at eye level, these are adorned with transversal hanging bars showcasing the latest ready-to-wear items designed by the Maison’s Artistic Director Bruno Sialelli. Bespoke rugs mixing lines and circular forms together with white sofas and armchairs from …

Melissa McGill // Red Regatta

Artist Melissa McGill, based in NY, is an interdisciplinary artist who creates ambitious, large-scale site-specific public art projects. She incorporates sculptural elements, light and sound to present experiential works that connect us to rich overlooked histories and traditions, while heightening awareness of our surroundings. Red Regatta is an independent public art project created by the artist that activates Venice’s lagoon and canals with large-scale regattas of traditional vela al terzo sailboats hoisted with hand-painted red sails. Presented in collaboration with Associazione Vela al Terzo, curated by Chiara Spangaro, with project manager Marcella Ferrari. Co-organized by Magazzino Italian Art. From May through October, artist Melissa McGill choreographed a series of large-scale regattas across Venice’s lagoon and canals in a major public art project that celebrates the city’s maritime history and calls attention to the forces of climate change and mass tourism that threaten its future. Unfolding in multiple parts, Red Regatta filled Venice’s waterways with 52 traditional vela al terzo sailboats, hoisted with hand-painted red sails. Bringing together over 250 local partners, Red Regatta is presented in collaboration with Associazione Vela al Terzo Venezia, co-organized …