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Fluon, photo by N

Fluon, photo by N

The iconography of Italy, presented in a neo-pop way, features in “Souvenir d’ Italie”, exhibition which was held at the art gallery Orsorama, owned by the brilliant Matteo Bonelli, placed in Brera, renowned area of Milan city centre and joined art and fashion to celebrate Italian culture. Irony, embodied in the fun photo collages by talented artist Svetlana Schmidt and in the artworks by Fluon – artistic collective and band headed by the eclectic creative, singer, DJ and multi-instrumentist musician Andy, which reinterpreted in a fluorescent way, a leitmotiv its work, objects and personas depicting the Italy as the Ferrari car and Dante -, meets the timeless elegance and uniqueness of the jewelry by Anna Porcu, smashing interpretations of the cameos (some of them are antique cameos, unique pieces, other ones are instead hand-made by Tuscany artisans and combined with silver or gold and leather), evidencing the excellence of made in Italy. It was a pleasant interlude, enriched by colors and nice encounters between friends.

“SOUVENIR D’ ITALIE”, ARTE & MODA PER CELEBRARE LA CULTURA ITALIANA ALLA GALLERIA D’ ARTE ORSORAMA DI MILANO

Svetlana Schmidt, photo courtesy of Matteo Bonelli

Svetlana Schmidt, photo courtesy of Matteo Bonelli

L’ iconografia dell’ Italia, presentata in chiave neo-pop, è la protagonista di neo-pop way, “Souvenir d’ Italie”, mostra che si é tenuta a Milano presso la galleria d’ arte Orsorama, di proprietà del brillante Matteo Bonelli, ubicata a Brera, rinomata area del centro di Milano e ha unito arte e moda per celebrare la cultura italiana. L’ ironia, racchiusa nei divertenti collage di foto di Svetlana Schmidt e nelle opere di Fluon – collettivo artistico e band guidata dall’ eclettico creativo, cantante, DJ e musicista polistrumentista Andy che ha reinterpretato in una fluorescente foggia, un leitmotiv della sua opera, oggetti e personaggi che rappresentano l’ Italia quali la Ferrari e Dante – incontra l’ eleganza senza tempo e l’ unicità dei gioielli di Anna Porcu, formidabili interpretazioni dei cammei (alcuni dei quali sono cammei d’ antiquariato, pezzi unici, mentre altri sono invece realizzati a mano da artigiani toscani e sono abbinati con l’ argento o l’ oro e la pelle) che testimoniano l’ eccellenza del made in Italy. Un piacevole intermezzo, arricchito da colori e simpatici incontri tra amici.

Anna Porcu, photo by N

Anna Porcu, photo by N

Marta Brivio Sforza, Marta Marzotto and Svetlana Schmidt at Orsorama, photo courtesy of Matteo Bonelli

Marta Brivio Sforza, Marta Marzotto and Svetlana Schmidt at Orsorama, photo courtesy of Matteo Bonelli

 

Me, myself & I along with Andy, photo by N

Me, myself & I along with Andy, photo by N

 

Fabrizio Grigolo aka Faber, me, myself & I along with Andy, photo by Angelo Naj Oleari

Fabrizio Grigolo aka Faber, me, myself & I along with Andy, photo by Angelo Naj Oleari

 

Andy, Angelo Naj Oleari and Fabrizio Grigolo aka Faber, photo by N

Andy, Angelo Naj Oleari and Fabrizio Grigolo aka Faber, photo by N

 

Me, myself & I along with Fabrizio Grigolo aka Faber and Andy during the cocktail area at Orsorama, photo courtesy of Matteo Bonelli

Me, myself & I along with Fabrizio Grigolo aka Faber and Andy during the cocktail area at Orsorama, photo courtesy of Matteo Bonelli

 

A circle of friends. Anna Porcu, me, myself and I, Andy, Fabrizio Grigolo aka Faber, Angelo Naj Oleari and his wife, Adriana, photo courtesy of Matteo Bonelli

A circle of friends. Anna Porcu, me, myself and I, Andy, Fabrizio Grigolo aka Faber, Angelo Naj Oleari and his wife, Adriana, photo courtesy of Matteo Bonelli

 

Me, myself & I along with Anna Porcu, photo by N

Me, myself & I along with Anna Porcu, photo by N

 

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Cesare Cunaccia, photo by Mustafa Sabbagh, sofa Tomaso Buzi, pillow made of embroidered silk from '700 coming from an Austrian court dress, velvet jacket Atelier Santerasmo Cinque, tuxed pants Ralph Lauren, slippers made of mat silk satin embroidered Louis Leeman, hand-painted mask in tôle, shirt Turnbull & Asser

Cesare Cunaccia, photo by Mustafa Sabbagh, sofa T. Buzi, pillow made of embroidered silk from ‘700 coming from an Austrian court dress, velvet jacket Atelier Santerasmo Cinque, tuxedo pants Ralph Lauren, slippers made of embroidered mat silk satin Louis Leeman, hand-painted mask in tôle, shirt Turnbull & Asser

It featured during the latest edition of fashion tradeshow event White, which was held in Milan at SuperstudioShades of a gentleman”, the exhibition project I ideated and curated which joined art and fashion: the art of brilliant artist Mustafa Sabbagh, the intense, rarefied, atmospheres he depicted on photo to tell about the elegance of gentleman as lifestyle, the one of a gentleman, the iconic and brilliant Cesare Cunaccia. The renowned editor at large of Vogue Italia and L’ Uomo Vogue, eclectic individual, unique, incisive, refined and above the lines personality also featured as designer of the object which ideally represents him: the glasses, exclusive product made of natural horn by the optic gallery Boudoir Venice by Alessandro De Lorenzo. A little masterpiece of craftsmanship which is a luxury product, produced by the Veneto company Farben 1962 from Laggio di Cadore, embodying high-end materials, having a catchy packaging, a little hood box containing a case made of a wool personally chosen by Cunaccia and a sophisticated design making concrete the Brummelian paradigm “Less is more”. The eyewear collection has showcased along with the creations and cloths by the Milan Alessandro Leonardi’s Atelier Santerasmo Cinque and shoes by Santoni, that depicted what is elusive, the male elegance, sartorialism – embodied in the unique creations byAtelier Santerasmo Cinque, Isaia and shoes by Louis Leeman along with the other refined objects and accessories coming from Cesare Cunaccia’s wardrobe – and its details under the sign of lyricism and timelessness. An intimistic tale, lights and shadows make concrete a vibrant dialogue between art and fashion and talk about a today story which is always a mistery, the male elegance.

“SHADES OF A GENTLEMAN”: ARTE E MODA RACCONTANO L’ ELEGANZA MASCHILE 

Cesare Cunaccia, photo by Mustafa Sabbagh, old English coffee cup "Willow Pattern", cufflinks casted by Cesare Cunaccia by using antique Tibet notches coming from a ritual bat shaped -symbol of eternity made of  imperial jade, glasses Cesare Cunaccia for Boudoir, Pinstripe suit Isaia, shirt Atelier Santerasmo Cinque, poster bed silk upholstered Rubelli "Princess Kocacin", sheets Pratesi

Cesare Cunaccia, photo by Mustafa Sabbagh, old English coffee cup “Willow Pattern”, cufflinks casted by Cesare Cunaccia by using antique Tibet notches coming from a ritual bat shaped -symbol of eternity made of imperial jade, glasses Cesare Cunaccia for Boudoir, Pinstripe suit Isaia, shirt Atelier Santerasmo Cinque, poster bed silk upholstered Rubelli “Princess Kocacin”, sheets Pratesi

É stato protagonista dell’ ultima edizione dell’ evento fieristico di moda White, che si è tenuto a Milano presso Superstudio, “Shades of a gentleman”, il progetto espositivo da me ideato e curato che ha unito arte e moda: l’ arte del brillante artista Mustafa Sabbagh, le intense, rarefatte atmosfere da lui catturate su foto che raccontano l’ eleganza del gentleman come stile di vita e quella di un gentleman, l’ iconico e brillante Cesare Cunaccia. Il rinomato editor at large of Vogue Italia e L’ Uomo Vogue, eclettica individualità, unica, incisiva, raffinata personalità sopra le righe, è apparso anche nelle vesti di designer dell’ oggetto che idealmente lo rappresenta: gli occhiali, prodotto esclusivo realizzato in corno naturale dalla galleria ottica di Venezia Boudoir di Alessandro De Lorenzo. Un piccolo capolavoro di artigianalità, prodotto dall’ azienda Veneta Farben 1962 di Laggio di Cadore che racchiude in sé materiali di alta qualità, ha un packaging accattivante, una piccola scatola di legno che contiene un astuccio di lana, scelta personalmente da Cunaccia e un sofisticato design che concretizza felicemente il paradigma Brummeliano “Less is more”. La collezione di occhiali è stata esposta unitamente alle creazioni ed ai tessuti dell’ Atelier Santerasmo Cinque di Milano di Alessandro Leonardi e le calzature di Santoni che hanno ritratto l’ inafferrabile, l’ eleganza maschile, la sartorialità – racchiusa nelle creazioni uniche di Atelier Santerasmo Cinque, Isaia e le calzature di Louis Leeman insieme ad altri raffinati oggetti e accessori provenienti dal guardaroba di Cesare Cunaccia – ed i suoi dettagli all’ insegna di lirismo e atemporalità. Un racconto intimistico, luci e ombre che concretizzano un vibrante dialogo tra arte e moda e parlano di una storia di oggi che è un mistero di sempre, l’ eleganza maschile.

Cesare Cunaccia, photo by Mustafa Sabbagh, old English coffee cup "Willow Pattern", cufflinks casted by Cesare Cunaccia by using antique Tibet notches coming from a ritual bat shaped -symbol of eternity made of  imperial jade, Pinstripe suit Isaia, shirt Atelier Santerasmo Cinque,

Cesare Cunaccia, photo by Mustafa Sabbagh, old English coffee cup “Willow Pattern”, cufflinks casted by Cesare Cunaccia by using antique Tibet notches coming from a ritual bat shaped -symbol of eternity made of imperial jade, Pinstripe suit Isaia, shirt Atelier Santerasmo Cinque

Cesare Cunaccia, photo by Mustafa Sabbagh, old English coffee cup "Willow Pattern", cufflinks casted by Cesare Cunaccia by using antique Tibet notches coming from a ritual bat shaped -symbol of eternity made of  imperial jade, glasses Cesare Cunaccia for Boudoir, Pinstripe suit Isaia, shirt Atelier Santerasmo Cinque, poster bed silk upholstered Rubelli "Princess Kocacin", sheets Pratesi

Cesare Cunaccia, photo by Mustafa Sabbagh, old English coffee cup “Willow Pattern”, cufflinks casted by Cesare Cunaccia by using antique Tibet notches coming from a ritual bat shaped -symbol of eternity made of imperial jade, glasses Cesare Cunaccia for Boudoir, Pinstripe suit Isaia, shirt Atelier Santerasmo Cinque, poster bed silk upholstered Rubelli “Princess Kocacin”, sheets Pratesi

Cesare Cunaccia, photo by Mustafa Sabbagh, Pinstripe suit Isaia, slippers Max Kibardin, poster bed silk upholstered Rubelli "Princess Kocacin", sheets Pratesi

Cesare Cunaccia, photo by Mustafa Sabbagh, Pinstripe suit Isaia, slippers Max Kibardin, poster bed silk upholstered Rubelli “Princess Kocacin”, sheets Pratesi

photo by Mustafa Sabbagh, collection of sketches, sculptures, photographs, little painting, some of them belonging to his family from different ages there are in the bedroom, thought as a collectable cabinet.

photo by Mustafa Sabbagh, collection of sketches, sculptures, photographs, little painting, some of them belonging to his family from different ages there are in the bedroom, thought as a collectable cabinet.

photo by Mustafa Sabbagh, photo by Milton Gendel (from Seventies), Lord Lambton and his family at the Cetinale(Siena) villa Chigi set behind the door of Cesare Cunaccia’s vestiaire

photo by Mustafa Sabbagh, photo by Milton Gendel (from Seventies), Lord Lambton and his family at the Cetinale(Siena) villa Chigi set behind the door of Cesare Cunaccia’s vestiaire

photo by Mustafa Sabbagh, plaster mask from an original work coming from the Classic age

photo by Mustafa Sabbagh, plaster mask from an original work coming from the Classic age

photo by Mustafa Sabbagh, Canovaean plaster sculpture representing a lion, a branch of natural black coral

photo by Mustafa Sabbagh, Canovaean plaster sculpture representing a lion, a branch of natural black coral

photo by Mustafa Sabbagh, sculpture in biscuit porcelain, from the late seventeenth century, manufacture by Nymphenburg depicting the prince Albert von Sachsen-Coburg und Gotha placed behind one of the many bookcases of Cesare Cunaccia’s home

photo by Mustafa Sabbagh, sculpture in biscuit porcelain, from the middle 19th century, manufacture by Ninphenburg depicting the prince Albert von Sachsen-Coburg und Gotha placed behind one of the many bookcases of Cesare Cunaccia’s home

 •photo by Mustafa Sabbagh, big plaster head from the Ercole Farnese in the studio of Cesare Cunaccia, huge Hellenistic sculpture of Lysippos’ fashion kept at the Napoli Archeological Museum


• photo by Mustafa Sabbagh, big plaster head from the Ercole Farnese in the studio of Cesare Cunaccia, huge Hellenistic sculpture of Lysippos’ fashion kept at the Napoli Archeological Museum

photo by Mustafa Sabbagh, skull shaped terracotta sculpture, with the Christ made of hood, by Alessandro Flaminio(Napoli)

photo by Mustafa Sabbagh, skull shaped terracotta sculpture, with the Christ made of hood, by Alessandro Flaminio(Napoli)

photo by Mustafa Sabbagh, hat Rubinacci, natural horn  glasses custom made by Cesare Cunaccia for Venice Boudoir, gilet Atelier Santerasmo Cinque, crocodile  i-pad   case Santoni,  Lopez loafers Santoni, little Gandhara sculpture made of stucco III secolo A. D., vintage cufflinks in ruby and gold designed by Beppe Modenese for Faraone, hand-painted  tôle mask.

photo by Mustafa Sabbagh, hat Rubinacci, natural horn glasses custom made by Cesare Cunaccia for Venice Boudoir, gilet Atelier Santerasmo Cinque, crocodile i-pad case Santoni, Lopez loafers Santoni, little Gandhara sculpture made of stucco III secolo A. D., vintage cufflinks in ruby and gold designed by Beppe Modenese for Faraone, hand-painted tôle mask.

photo by Mustafa Sabbagh, red Amaryllis  in a bronze vase by Gabriella Crespi (early Seventies), Tibet Buddha in golden bronze foil from the 15th century, Greek apotropaic eye

photo by Mustafa Sabbagh, red Amaryllis in a bronze vase by Gabriella Crespi (early Seventies), Tibet Buddha in golden bronze foil from the 15th century, Greek apotropaic eye

Cesare Cunaccia, photo by Mustafa Sabbagh, loden Habsburg cape, pinstripe suit Isaia, shirt Bagutta, custome made natural horn glassed by Cesare Cunaccia for Venice Boudoir

Cesare Cunaccia, photo by Mustafa Sabbagh, loden Habsburg cape, pinstripe suit Isaia, shirt Bagutta, custome made natural horn glassed by Cesare Cunaccia for Venice Boudoir

photo by Mustafa Sabbagh, Chinese vase from the Qing dinasty, Neo-classsic bronze sculpture depicting Homer (France, early 17th century), brut iron table design RM57

photo by Mustafa Sabbagh, Chinese vase from the Qing dinasty, Neo-classsic bronze sculpture depicting Homer (France, early 17th century), brut iron table design RM57

Cesare Cunaccia, photo by Mustafa Sabbagh, armchair Louis 14th with crimson silk brocade housse back of the portrait on a Middle-European forefather from 16th century, blazer Atelier Santerasmo Cinque made of English vintage cloth from Cilento(Napoli), shirt and scarf Charvet (Paris), natural horn custom made glasses by Cesare Cunaccia for Boudoir

Cesare Cunaccia, photo by Mustafa Sabbagh, armchair Louis 14th with crimson silk brocade housse back of the portrait on a Middle-European forefather from the 18th century, blazer Atelier Santerasmo Cinque made of English vintage cloth from Cilento(Napoli), shirt and scarf Charvet (Paris), natural horn custom made glasses by Cesare Cunaccia for Boudoir

Me, myself and I at the opening cocktail of "Shades of a gentleman", photo by Alessandro De Lorenzo

Me, myself and I at the opening cocktail of “Shades of a gentleman”, photo by Alessandro De Lorenzo

The natural horn glasses custom made by Cesare Cunaccia for Boudoir along with objects talking about Cunaccia, photo by N

The natural horn glasses custom made by Cesare Cunaccia for Boudoir along with objects talking about Cunaccia, photo by N

Cesare Cunaccia visiting the exhibition project and me, photo by Alessandro De Lorenzo

Cesare Cunaccia visiting the exhibition project and me, photo by Alessandro De Lorenzo

The photos by Mustafa Sabbagh on show, photo by N

The photos by Mustafa Sabbagh on show, photo by N

the photographs by Mustafa Sabbagh on show, photo by N

the photographs by Mustafa Sabbagh on show, photo by N

The sartorial showcase featuring the creations by Atelier Santerasmo Cinque, Santoni, Isaia, Louis Leeman, photo by N

The sartorial showcase featuring the creations by Atelier Santerasmo Cinque, Santoni, Isaia, Louis Leeman, photo by N

The scarves and hats coming from the Cesare Cunaccia's wardrobe along with the clothes by Atelier Santerasmo Cinque, photo by N

The scarves and hats coming from the Cesare Cunaccia’s wardrobe along with the clothes by Atelier Santerasmo Cinque, photo by N

A circle of friends: Alessandro De Lorenzo, me, Max Nicoloro and Vincent Law, photo by Anna Porcu

A circle of friends: Alessandro De Lorenzo(Boudoir), me, Max Nicoloro(Atelier Santerasmo Cinque) and Vincent Law, photo by Anna Porcu

Alessandro De Lorenzo, me, Max Nicoloro, Anna Porcu and her friend, photo by Vincent Law

Alessandro De Lorenzo(Boudoir), me, Max Nicoloro(Atelier Santerasmo Cinque), Anna Porcu and her friend, photo by Vincent Law

Alessandro De Lorenzo, me and Max Nicoloro, photo by Vincent Law

Alessandro De Lorenzo(Boudoir), me and Max Nicoloro(Atelier Santerasmo Cinque), photo by Vincent Law

A beautiful surprise, from Vienna to Milan:  to see Helga Ruthner ( Wendy & Jim) at White,  photo by Alessandro De Lorenzo

A beautiful surprise, from Vienna to Milan: to see Helga Ruthner ( Wendy & Jim) at White, photo by Alessandro De Lorenzo

Luna Lanzara and me, photo by N

Luna Lanzara and me, photo by N

Giorgiana Ravizza and me, photo by N

Giorgiana Ravizza and me, photo by N

Vincent Law, the editor of smashing blog Binzento Vincente and me, photo by Alessandro De Lorenzo

Vincent Law, the editor of smashing blog Binzento Vincente and me, photo by Alessandro De Lorenzo

The brilliant jewerly designer Anna Porcu ( today is her birthday, thus I wish her happy birthday!  )wearing a necklace she made and me, photo by N

The brilliant jewerly designer Anna Porcu ( today it’s her birthday, thus I wish her happy birthday! )wearing a necklace she made and me, photo by N

Andy and me, while Matteo Bonelli, in the back is visiting the exhibition project, photo by Alessandro De Lorenzo

Andy and me, while Matteo Bonelli, in the back is visiting the exhibition project, photo by Alessandro De Lorenzo

The journalist Maria Elena Capitanio visiting the exhibition project, photo by N

The journalist Maria Elena Capitanio visiting the exhibition project, photo by N

Alberto Guardiani and me, photo by N

Alberto Guardiani and me, photo by N

Alessandro De Lorenzo, me and Federico Bosisio, photo by N

Alessandro De Lorenzo(Boudoir), me and Federico Bosisio, photo by N

Me, Giovanni Ottonello and Alessandro De Lorenzo, photo by Vincent Law

Me, Giovanni Ottonello and Alessandro De Lorenzo(Boudoir), photo by Vincent Law

The one and only Roberta Valentini( Penelope Brescia) and me, photo by Alessandro De Lorenzo

The one and only Roberta Valentini( Penelope Brescia) and me, photo by Alessandro De Lorenzo

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Orsorama, photo by N

Orsorama, photo by N

I recently visited along with my friend and companion of Epicurean interludes – thinking the delights, energies and suggestions have to be shared – Andy Fluon (eclectic individual who is the founder of art collective and music band Fluon, visual artist, singer and DJ) the concept store and art gallery Orsorama, placed in Milan, in Via dell’ Orso 14, in the area of Brera. Here I saw Matteo Bonelli, its bright and visionary creator, who gave rise to a place, a vibrant cathedral showcasing and selling artworks, clothing, accessories – ties, jewelry and scarves – and furniture connected to a specific theme, based on religion and its symbolism – as it appears in “Cult fiction“, the new exhibition -, reinterpreted under the sign of new-pop. But Orsorama it’s much more than this, as it also successfully makes concrete a new way of making fashion, closely connected to a concept arising from artworks. In fact the patterns featuring in the artworks that are exhibited are impressed in the t-shirts, scarves and pillows, limited editions that join the best Italian craftsmanship, high-end materials, a catchy design and an excellent manufacture, giving rise to luxury products. The most bright evidence of all that is the collection of scarves, a luxury product which is extremely contemporary, by Svetlana Schmidt, a genuine genius of textile printing, as it arises from her work talking about surreal suggestions, where pop visions combine to the holy imagery. Orsorama is a place to visit, to come back and enjoy art and fashion dialoguing between themselves.

ARTE & MODA A MILANO: LA MIA VISITA AL CONCEPT STORE & GALLERIA D’ ARTE ORSORAMA

Orsorama, photo by N

Orsorama, photo by N

Ho recentemente visitato insieme al mio amico e compagno di intermezzi epicurei – pensando che piaceri, energie e suggestioni siano da condividere – Andy Fluon (eclettica individualità che é il fondatore del collettivo artistico e band Fluon, artista, cantante e DJ) il concept store e galleria d’ arte Orsorama, sita a Milano, in Via dell’ Orso 14, nei dintorni di Brera. Ivi ho incontrato Matteo Bonelli, il suo brillante e visionario creatore che ha dato vita a un luogo, una vibrante cattedrale che espone e vende opere d’ arte, abbigliamento, accessori – cravatte, gioielli e foulard – e componenti di arredo legati a un tema specifico che si basa sulla religione e la sua simbologia – come appare in “Cult fiction”, la nuova mostra, reinterpretata all’ insegna dell’ arte neo-pop. Ma Orsorama è molto più di questo, poiché concretizza felicemente anche un nuovo modo di fare moda, strettamente connesso all’ arte. Infatti i motivi protagonisti delle opere d’ arte esposte sono impressi in t-shirt, foulard e cuscini, edizioni limitate che uniscono la migliore artigianalità, materiali di alta qualità, un design accattivante e una manifattura di eccellenza, dando vita a prodotti di lusso. La più lampante dimostrazione di tutto ciò è la collezione di foulards, un prodotto di lusso estremamente contemporaneo, di Svetlana Schmidt, un autentico genio della stampa su tessuto, come risulta dalla sua opera che parla di suggestioni surreali in cui visioni pop si fondono con l’ immaginario sacro. Orsorama, un luogo da visitare, in cui tornare e apprezzare arte e moda che dialogano tra di loro.

Orsorama, photo by N

Orsorama, photo by N

Orsorama, photo by N

Orsorama, photo by N

Orsorama, photo courtesy of Orsorama

Orsorama, photo courtesy of Orsorama

 

Vesper for Orsorama, photo courtesy of Orsorama

Vesper for Orsorama, photo courtesy of Orsorama

 

Vesper for Orsorama, photo courtesy of Orsorama

Vesper for Orsorama, photo courtesy of Orsorama

 

Orsorama, photo by N

Orsorama, photo by N

 

Orsorama, photo by N

Orsorama, photo by N

 

Silk pillow Felipe Cardeña for Orsorama, photo courtesy of Orsorama

Silk pillow Felipe Cardeña for Orsorama, photo courtesy of Orsorama

 

Orsorama, photo by N

Orsorama, photo by N

Svetlana Schmidt showing me a smashing silk pillow representing an artwork which features at Orsorama, photo by N

Svetlana Schmidt showing me a smashing silk pillow representing an artwork which features at Orsorama, photo by N

Orsorama, photo by N

Orsorama, photo by N

 

Foulard Kabbalah by Svetlana Schmidt, photo courtesy of Orsorama

Foulard Kabbalah by Svetlana Schmidt, photo courtesy of Orsorama

 

The real ex-votos from the fishermans who saved their life during a storm at Orsorama, photo by N

The real ex-votos from the fishermans who saved their life during a storm at Orsorama, photo by N

A fun detail embodied in the t-shirt by Vesper for Orsorama, photo by N

A fun detail embodied in the t-shirt by Vesper for Orsorama, photo by N

The marvelous scarf by Svetlana Schmidt, photo by N

The marvelous scarf by Svetlana Schmidt, photo by N

 

Scarf "Madonna in glitter" by Svetlana Schmidt, photo courtesy of Orsorama

Scarf “Madonna in glitter” by Svetlana Schmidt, photo courtesy of Orsorama

 

Scarf Eye of Providence by Svetlana Schmidt, photo courtesy of Orsorama

Scarf Eye of Providence by Svetlana Schmidt, photo courtesy of Orsorama

 

Scarv "Crosses" by Svetlana Schmidt, photo courtesy of Orsorama

Scarv “Crosses” by Svetlana Schmidt, photo courtesy of Orsorama

 

Matteo Bonelli, me and Andy at Orsorama, photo by Svetlana Schmidt

Matteo Bonelli, me and Andy at Orsorama, photo by Svetlana Schmidt

Matteo Bonelli, Andy and me at Orsorama, photo by Svetlana Schmidt

Matteo Bonelli, Andy and me at Orsorama, photo by Svetlana Schmidt

 

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Orsorama

Orsorama

Orsorama, concept store joining, art, fashion and design, placed in Milan in Via dell’ Orso 14, is a genuine cathedral of visions and creativity. Its name combining the words “orso” (bear) and “diorama” reveals its purposes: “the diorama by bears over human beings” – as its bright, eclectic and visionary creator Matteo Bonelli tells about – or rather “a little crystal box featuring a representation of human in an identitary form”. It seems like a fairy tale, a surreal story, instead that is the reality, a light and at the same time extremely rigorous reality in regard of the playful element. “It’s like a masquerade” – Matteo says – “where objects, artists are the guests along with people featuring as guests and dress up, as they don’t do that professionally”. Fun, lightness successfully connects to a contemporary idea, diffused and made concrete by the web, the wiki or the constructive collaboration (other value inspiring Matteo who also created a blog Witizen.org, , focused on the contemporary times) and a religious rigor which joins deepness, occasionality and amateurism with the means of big company. This is and wants being Orsorama which is much beyond a concept store, it’s a real laboratory of culture where it shines a theatrical thematic depiction giving rise to an exclusive craftsmanship made of objects and limited editions as it evidences “Grazie dei Fiori”, the exhibition which showcased the works by Felipe Cardeña, Svetlana Schmidt and Silvio Giordano: surreal, colored and biting visions of nature along with a collection of scarves and t-shirts made by the artists that embody the patterns of works they made. A place to visit, enjoy and where to come back, a must for all the ones who are devoted to art, craftsmanship, design and fashion in its more ironic and catchy shapes.

OLTRE UN CONCEPT STORE: ORSORAMA, LA LUDICA CATTEDRALE MILANESE DI VISIONI & CREATIVITÀ

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Orsorama, photo courtesy of Orsorama

Orsorama, concept store che unisce arte, moda e design, sito a Milano in Via dell’ Orso 14, è una autentica cattedrale di visioni e creatività. Il suo nome che unisce le parole “orso” e “diorama” svela la sua finalità: “il diorama degli orsi sugli umani” – come racconta il suo brillante, eclettico e visionario creatore Matteo Bonelli – ovvero “una piccola scatola di cristallo con una rappresentazione dell’ umano in forma identitaria”. Sembra una favola, una storia surreale, invece questa è la realtà, una realtà leggera e al tempo stesso estremamente rigorosa nella valorizzazione dell’ elemento ludico. “È come una festa in maschera” – aggiunge  Matteo – “in cui gli invitati sono gli oggetti, gli artisti, insieme a persone che partecipano da invitati e si travestono, poiché non lo fanno professionalmente”. Divertimento, leggerezza si congiungono felicemente a un’ idea contemporanea, diffusa dal web, il wiki ovvero la collaborazione costruttiva (altro valore che anima Matteo, il quale ha creato anche un blog Witizen.org, incentrato sulla contemporaneità) e a un religioso rigore che unisce profondità, occasionalità e dilettantismo con i mezzi della grande impresa. Questo è e vuole essere Orsorama che è ben oltre un concept store, è un vero laboratorio di cultura in cui splende una teatrale rappresentazione tematica che dà vita a una artigianalità esclusiva fatta di oggetti e limited editions come dimostra “Grazie dei Fiori”, la mostra che ha esposto le opere di Felipe Cardeña, Svetlana Schmidt e Silvio Giordano: surreali, colorate e graffianti visioni della natura unitamente a una collezione di foulard e t-shirt realizzate dagli artisti che racchiudono i motivi delle loro opere. Un luogo da visitare, apprezzare e in cui ritornare, meta obbligata per tutti coloro che sono devoti all’ arte, artigianalità, al design e alla moda nelle sue forme più ironiche e accattivanti.

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Orsorama, photo courtesy of Orsorama

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Orsorama, photo courtesy of Orsorama

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Orsorama, photo courtesy of Orsorama

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Orsorama, photo courtesy of Orsorama

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Orsorama, photo courtesy of Orsorama

 

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Orsorama, photo courtesy of Orsorama

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Orsorama, photo courtesy of Orsorama

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Orsorama, photo courtesy of Orsorama

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Orsorama, photo courtesy of Orsorama

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The t-shirts embodying the prints of works by Silvio Giordano made exclusively for Orsorama

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Orsorama, photo courtesy of Orsorama

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Orsorama, photo courtesy of Orsorama

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Orsorama, photo courtesy of Orsorama

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Orsorama, photo courtesy of Orsorama

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Orsorama, photo courtesy of Orsorama

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The exclusive scarf by Svetlana Schmidt for Orsorama

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The exclusive scarf by Svetlana Schmidt for Orsorama

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The exclusive scarf by Svetlana Schmidt for Orsorama

The exclusive scarf by Svetlana Schmidt for Orsorama

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The scarf depicting the work “Spicy bloody Mary mix” by Svetlana Schmidt at Orsorama

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The exclusive scarf by Svetlana Schmidt at Orsorama

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The scarf depicting “Madonna in the glitter” by Svetlana Schmidt at Orsorama

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