Out/About: MILAN 2014 – Dimore Gallery
There are several iconic images which come out of the Salone Internazionale del Mobile Milano every year. For the last three years, these have been dominated by the exceptionally inspiring work of Milan based Dimore Studio. Co-founders of Dimore, Tuscan Emilian Salci and American Britt Moran, this year turned their stately former apartment in the heart of Brera into a breathtakingly beautiful showcase of their work. A mixing pot of eclectic new and vintage classics, the Dimore Gallery was a fantastical feast for the eyes.
The very deliberate yet tender design hand of the Dimore pair is infinitely enviable. Everything is placed just so and invites the contemplation of detail, of finish, texture and materiality. A rich mustard armchair is placed just underneath an overwhelmingly large cosmic pendant light. A table with a single dining chair straddles the polished concrete floor and a delicate floral bordered rug. A small sitting room is dominated by an all emcompassing light of varying sized circles which must be walked around and not under. Oversized skirtings and dramatic paint colours call the eye to the scale of the spaces. The simple hallway illuminated with a dotted grid of lights curbs the transition from room to room beckoning the visitor to stop, to slow and to take in the elegance and beauty of every detail.
The apartment reportedly brought tears to the eyes of its visitors. We can see why.
Credits: Dimore Gallery