On the occasion of Milano Design Week 2023, during the Campo Base event, Eligo Studio gives a contemporary twist to the living room of Palazzo Odescalchi in Rome, designed by Mongiardino in 1969. The elements that define this octagonal tent are its unusual and distinctive proportions, its precise geometry, and the decorations that are closely tied with the ephemeral architecture.
Tribute to Renzo Mongiardino
Photo creditsHelenio Barbetta, Frank Stellitano
The room is “tall”, as the architect of illusion would have described it, with a precise function: to be a contemporary living room, with a large, sculptural steel fireplace in the centre. The fabrics, carpets, and padded furniture invite guests to rest and gather, thereby turning the installation into a convivial place.
“Campo Base is a utopia of design in which six Italian design studios joined forces in a shared architectural endeavor. In the frenetic context of the Fuorisalone, this designer utopia becomes even more utopic, offering visitors a moment of respite, reflection, and calmness. A hypothetical non-place in which to explore the concept of domestic intimacy through the considerations of six design studios united by their willingness to grapple with a challenging shared exercise in design.”
VIDEO: Frank Stellitano – PARTNER: Barovier&Toso, cc-tapis, Delta Light, Elitis, Integra Fragrances, i Vigna, Fantin, NM3 – ART WORK: Lorenzo Vitturi.