The Palazzo Monti, dating back to 1200, is located a short distance from Milan, Venice and Florence, and offers artists residency and a chance to find inspiration, culturally research and create collaborations. Decorated with Neoclassicist frescos from late 1750s, the Palazzo provides an inspiring setting to create contemporary art and design. In the summer of 2018, the Danish art gallery Etage Projects invited seven contemporary design practices to participate in a residency program at Palazzo Monti, where a central inspiration was the large Italian dinners artists enjoyed together. While in residence, each designer developed a new project and was matched with local artisans to realize it as an object, drawing on the natural resources as well as the rich tradition of craftsmanship of the region. – Across the wide range of projects, one recognizes a critical curiosity for the history of local materials and analog processes matched with an expansive and forward-thinking approach to utility, technology and aesthetics, a characteristic of expanded contemporary design, Etage Projects explains. You can see the whole range of art works here. Photo courtesy: Etage Projects.
LS 650 Lazy Susan by Sabine Marcelis and Paul Cournet. Bordeaux resin and honey onyx.
LS 900 Lazy Susan by Sabine Marcelis and Paul Cournet. Honey resin and Zecevo.
LS 750 Lazy Susan by Sabine Marcelis and Paul Cournet. Purple resin and arabescato corchia.