An expression of nature in Milan
I first met the celebrated Italian architect, Matteo Thun, last year, and was immediately struck by his total passion for wood. He told me that for him wood is always the first material of choice, whether for buildings, furniture or industrial design. He also advocates the use of more wood to achieve sustainable design and zero carbon solutions. So when AHEC had a chance to collaborate with Matteo for this year’s “Think Tank” project for the FuroriSalone in Milan (organised by the design journal Interni), we were absolutely delighted. In a unique partnership with the fashion house Marni, Matteo has created three different installations using three different American hardwood species. The red oak “beacons” can be found at the University, a forest of walnut, in the courtyard of Marni’s Milan showroom, and cherry in the window display of the Rinascente department store. To find out more and see the images check out www.americanhardwood.org
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