On Tuesday 13 June 2017 the doors will reopen at “Una stanza tutta per sé ”in Rome, the cultural project by Domitilla Dardi for Cantiere Galli Design, revealing a new installation by Cristina Celestino entitled “Proiezioni”.
This is a site-specific work that interprets the theme of “Personal/Shared” that is the fil rouge of the first edition of this initiative
The overall concept aims to subvert original preconceptions towards a given interior and in its place present an intimate spot that allows the viewer to reflect and consider the function of an ordinary mundane setting.
“In the natural order of things the interior is primarily an intimate, personal space, while external zones are for socializing and sharing. But what happens when this situation is reversed? (...) Welcome to a place where what appears is something other than itself.” Cristina Celestino
The installation features umbrella shaped lamps which hang from the ceiling, a reclining pink chair and floral curtains. The space blurs the line between a traditional living area and an outdoor setting which is further exaggerated by the use of star-shaped symbols printed on the windows.
The reflecting surfaces on the walls cancel their material nature in infinite reflected horizons of thought; the walls themselves become big windows, framed by sumptuous drapes. The floor dons a soft material without edges, carpeting in pastel tones that also covers the ceiling, simulating earth and sky, but with the material values of a historic estate.
Design: Cristina Celestino
Development: Chiara Lionello, Imma Pezzella
Press office: Martina Gamboni
Curator: Domitilla Dardi
Photo credits: Cantiere Galli