Stellar Works has revealed its plans for Milan Design Week 2019, where it is set to collaborate with Agapecasa at Galleria Manzoni as part of a Behind the Scenes installation. The two brands reference their own dramatic interpretations of theatre – inspired by the neighbouring Teatro Manzoni, and will share a central entrance foyer that brings together the two creative concepts.
Conceived by Stellar Works’ creative directors Neri&Hu, the concept will see the brand taking over multiple spaces within the iconic Galleria, where they will showcase new furniture and lighting designs by Neri&Hu, Space Copenhagen, Yabu Pushelberg, OEO Studio and Tom Fereday, alongside reissues of mid-century vintage pieces by Vilhelm Wohlert and Jens Risom.
Taking inspiration from the surroundings of the 1950s Teatro Manzoni, ‘The Montage’ references the theatre as a place to see and be see, where the roles of the spectator and performer can often be blurred. The installation is executed as a collage of multiple small theatres arranged in a sequential journey along the Galleria.
Each theatre features its own orientation and colour palette, with stepped levels acting as stages displaying the new collections. Visitors will also find themselves in the spotlight, with framed openings offering multiple views and also allowing glimpses of the installations from outside.