After Tram Corallo in 2018 and Caffè Concerto Cucchi in 2019, the designer continues her very personal project of rediscovering some of the most iconic places in the city of Milan, turning the spotlight on an interior designed by architect Guglielmo Ulrich in 1945.
The wide range of the interventions manifest itself in a complex design approach invonving the entire space, reinterpreting the genius loci and generating new and unexpected relationships.
Florilegio takes its cue from the nature of space itself, from the indoor outdoor dialogue, interacting with the pre-existing aesthetics and establishing a fertile sinergy between an idea of design and domesticated nature.
Cristina Celestino's installation at Fuorisalone 2022 is organized around the relationship created between the original architectural parts designed by Ulrich and the designer's new intervention: sublimating any decorative interference through the use of mirror-finish objects, an ironic but also magical tribute to the 'nature of the place, and inserting contemporary elements that nevertheless jibe with the existing approach.
Among luxuriant plants and colorful flowers there are the Veretta chairs designed for Billiani, the rugs for cc-tapis and the glass elements by Tonelli Design, as well as the Ames accessories and Fornace Brioni coverings. The bespoke furnishings are made by Effearredi, while the fabrics are by Society Limonta.