Fuorisalone. Milano Design Week 2018

 

The following is a pretty extensive gallery of photos. Though it does not pretend to be an exhaustive review, it aims to visually offer the occasional reader the pulse of the town during the recent Milano Design Week 2018.

Milano Design Week 2018

Lost in Corso Monforte. Milano Design Week 2018

The Milano Design Week, also known as Fuorisalone, is an initiative aimed at giving designers, design firms – but also artisans and small businesses – an exposure to the international audience during the week of one of the most important fairs of the trade: the Salone del Mobile of Milano. Continue reading

VOLTERRA FORMER PSYCHIATRIC HOSPITAL

Volterra, former psychiatric asylum, Maragliano Pavillion. January 2017. Nikon D810, 24 mm ( 24-120.0 mm ƒ/4) 1/6" ƒ/8 ISO 64.

Volterra, former psychiatric asylum, Maragliano Pavillion

Mental asylums radiate a mysterious allure soaked with anguish, injustice, prevarication and deceit.

Volterra former psychiatric hospital originated from an economic evaluation. In the XVIII century, the community of Pisa used to send its own mental patients at a dear price to Siena. To save money, the city launched an offer that was met by Volterra. Therefore, the Mendicity Hospice of this town welcomed the initial body of mental patients and, in 1989 the Mental Asylum was established. The first pavilion was erected near a hilltop called Poggio alle Croci. Continue reading