Studiopepe’s Manifesto Project for Milan Design Week 2019 took place in a beautiful former gold manufacture dating back to the 1900s. After last years small exhibition, have a look here at my impression of Club Unseen this year’s exhibition was overwhelming. It was large, lots to see and discover and I must admit I skipped a few rooms.
‘Les Arcanists’ as the project was called were ante-litteram chemists, who held the arcane and secret knowledge of formulas able to create porcelain and to work with materials such as glass and metals.
Studiopepe, in collaboration with their partners, designed a path through design and bespoke pieces, re-editions of historical pieces, art pieces and installation rooms in which the connection between matter, archetypes and the power of symbols is deepened. The experience of Les Arcanistes translates into a sequence of spaces: the Source of the Vibrational Water, the Materioteca, the Alchemic Laboratory and the Mantica Society. Next week more of Milan Design week!