Milan – Age of Man explores humanity’s destructive impact on the earth as a new geological era.
Located in The Wheelshop at Ventura Lambrate, the exhibition explores an array of potential futures by taking inspiration from the past while borrowing from the technologies of the present. The works, which include existing and new designs, have been created in a variety of materials including human hair, and span a range of mediums, from sculptures to textiles.
A highlight is design partnership Rive Roshan’s contribution, which includes its Circadian Tapestry, a kinetic piece crafted from printed cotton and oak, inspired by the cyclical nature of life.
'In a response to the growing awareness of the consequences of our actions we think that as designers we can play a leading role in shaping our future attitudes towards natural resources, production processes and the consumption of goods,' explains the press release.
As consumers become more aware of the impact of humanity on the environment, there has been a shift towards more sustainable, Whole-system Thinking. The next iteration of this evolving attitude is being driven and shaped by designers and artists alike.
Milan’s Salone Internazionale del Mobile 2017 runs from 4 to 9 April. Check back here for our live coverage.