Alcova

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Alcova is an experimental prototype for a future cultural institution in development by Space Caviar and Studio Vedét. Currently operating as a nomadic platform for art and design in and around Milan, it activates forgotten sites and spaces of historical significance, temporarily recasting them as venues for performative activities.
During Salone del Mobile 2018, Alcova materialised as a six-day event in the former panettone factory of G. Cova & Co., temporarily transforming it into a platform for designers, institutions, galleries and companies working at the avant-garde of themes such as contemporary living, design culture, materials and technological innovation. The 3,000 sqm site – partly taken over by plants and vegetation, and preserved in a state of semi-abandonment – was intensely programmed for the event’s duration with performances, exhibitions, talks, screenings and installations involving over a dozen partners from as many countries. The site was visited by over 30,000 people over six days.
https://alcova.xyz/

Alcova is an experimental prototype for a future cultural institution in development by Space Caviar and Studio Vedét. Currently operating as a nomadic platform for art and design in and around Milan, it activates forgotten sites and spaces of historical significance, temporarily recasting them as venues for performative activities.
During Salone del Mobile 2018, Alcova materialised as a six-day event in the former panettone factory of G. Cova & Co., temporarily transforming it into a platform for designers, institutions, galleries and companies working at the avant-garde of themes such as contemporary living, design culture, materials and technological innovation. The 3,000 sqm site – partly taken over by plants and vegetation, and preserved in a state of semi-abandonment – was intensely programmed for the event’s duration with performances, exhibitions, talks, screenings and installations involving over a dozen partners from as many countries. The site was visited by over 30,000 people over six days.

https://alcova.xyz/

Project team: Valentina Ciuffi, Joseph Grima, Martina Muzi, Luigi Gorlero, Sofia Pia Belenky, Georgia Cranstoun, Nunzio Mazzaferro, Tamar Shafrir

Photographs:
Giulia Piermartiri/Studio Vedèt
Sara Scanderebech
Donghwan Kam

Featuring:
Architetti Artigiani Anonimi
Better Known As
Bloc Studios
Bohinc Studio
buro BELÉN
Chapel Petrassi
Christophe Machet
Duccio Maria Gambi
Galleria Salvatore Lanteri with Formabesta and Tellurico
GATAUS
Giada Fiorindi / Federico Floriani
Gijs Bakker/CHP…?
Hans Maier-Aichen
Het Nieuwe Instituut (Martina Muzi and Tamar Shafrir)
Kostas Lambridis
I–Mesh
Label Dalbin
Luca Cipelletti
Maniera
Marsèll & Marsèlleria
Minale Maeda
Nanban
Odd MatterNilufar
ROOMS
Sophie Dries
Tuomas Markunpoika
Z33

Main Sponsor:
Leca Laterlite
Sponsors:
Untitled Association
Mama Vodka Copenhagen

Exhibitions:
17-22/04 2018
Alcova
Via Popoli Uniti 11-13
Milan

Press:
Domus
Design at Large
New York Times
Architectural Digest

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