15 April 2016
Make a pause and celebrate the rituals of domesticity, even in the midst of one of Milan’s most frantic weeks, that of the Salone del Mobile: this is what we are invited to do by the exhibition Pause for Harmony, open at 10 Corso Como until April 25. Presented here, in a preview for Italy, is the new collection designed by Issey Miyake for the Finnish brand Iittala. The mood of the communication is wholly Oriental: the promise is that “even a little gesture like placing your keys on the table flower, evoking the passage from work mode to that of the home” can become a relaxing ritual. In addition to sharing their own ideals of harmony with the hashtag #Pauseforharmony, visitors will be able to move amongst evocative installations that interpret the theme of the collection in interactive fashion: 30 pieces, including pottery, tableware and objects made of fabric or glass, all characterized by a Japanese-Scandinavian minimalist aesthetic. In fact this series represents the meeting point between two kindred perceptions design, with the same interest in craftsmanship, simplicity and innovative production. It is possible to discern two guiding threads: the graphic sign of the pentagon, coupled with soft colors that recall the awakening of spring, such as pale green, pink, cream and various shades of gray. And the famous techniques of pleating utilized by Miyake since the eighties, which we find in textile elements like pillowcases, handkerchiefs, bags and placemats.
Pause for Harmony, Iittala x Issey Miyake
10 Corso Como, Milan
April, 9 – 25