erba palustre, image by Siegrid Demyttenaere

Francis Kéré's playfull erba palustre

A Matter of Perception: Tradition and Technology, Palazzo Litta, Milan, 12-17 April.

DAMN° Magazine April 2016
Architect Francis Kéré’s surrounded his Courtyard Pavilion at Palazzo Litta with erba palustre: a wild plant that grows spontaneously alongside Italian rivers. This material is commonly used for furniture, but thanks to Italian landscape design company Euroambiente's collaboration with the architect, it has taken on a whole new shape: playful bundles of the plant cover Palazzo Litta’s courtyard, creating an abstract elaboration of an African landscape.

DAMNº & Mosca Partners are filling Palazzo Litta and its courtyard with new works by acclaimed designers like Jasper Morrison, Formafantasma, Jan Kath, Alberto Meda, Love Hultèn, Daniel Rybakken, Lanzavecchia + Wai, Anton Alvarez, Andrea Branzi & Michele De Lucchi, Maarten Baas, muller van severen, and many others, as well as with contributions by students from two major European design schools (ECAL and Politecnico di Milano). On top of that - and curated by DAMNº - is the exhibition Belgian Matters, with works by 13 Belgian designers.
Come discover it from tomorrow on!
Francis Kéré's Courtyard Pavilion with erba palustre at Palazzo Litta, image Valerio Castelli


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