MILAN 2015: DANIEL LIBESKIND’S “FUTURE FLOWERS” INSTALLATION CELEBRATES STRAIGHT LINES

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A colorful 3D composition takes up residence in the Cortile della Farmacia

The University of Milan’s annual exhibition in the Cortile della Farmacia is one of the consistent highlights of Milan Design Week. Last year, Torafu Architects set up a temporary home in the iconic courtyard, and for the 2015 edition, American architect Daniel Libeskind is presenting a colorful architectural composition called “Future Flowers”.

Executed in cooperation with Oikos, “Future Flowers” was inspired by and developed from the “Chamberwork” series, a conceptual project done by Libeskind in the late 1970s. The result is a harmonious intersection of lines and planes, dressed in a new palette that Oikos created specifically for Libeskind. Two kilometers of steel panels make up the installation’s structure.

Different from every angle, the structure comes alive with light and color resonating throughout the unbroken lines. Unlike many, Libeskind embraces color as an essential element of architecture and design and has simultaneously collaborated with Oikos on an entire collection.

“Future Flowers” will be on display until May 24th.

MILAN 2015: DANIEL LIBESKIND’S “FUTURE FLOWERS” INSTALLATION CELEBRATES STRAIGHT LINES