EXPOSITION TEXTIFOOD • PAVILLON FRANCE / LILLE EUROPE • INSTITUT FRANÇAIS / PALAZZO DELLE STELLINE • 1er MAI > 14 JUILLET 2015 INSTITUT FRANÇAIS / PALAZZO DELLE STELLINE • 1er MAI > 14 JUILLET 2015

INSTALLATIONS

MEERT
TASTING SPACE

Meert

After Shanghai, Meert is setting course for Milan in its luxury caravan. Developed by architects Jérôme de Alzua and Eric Buys, the project is based on recycling an old Sterckeman caravan, the “Serpolette” model from 1965 to be exact, into a contemporary, glittering culinary unit. The transformation, carried out by the Artom workshop, created a delicate, luminous frame, applied in patterns over the body of the Caravane Chic.
The glittering effect along with the subtle play of light of varying geometries will exalt the relationship between this installation and the cloister of the Palazzo delle Stelline and its visitors.
This light will interact with its environment, creating a visual dialogue with visitors, inciting them to respond. Transformed into small mobile kitchen, the Caravan Chic will offer chef Maxime Schelstraete a platform to demonstrate his expertise to the Milanese by serving up Lille-style, “street chic” cuisine.

Francis Kurkdjian
STRATUS, 2015 - Curtain of scented mist

Francis Kurkdjian PARFUMS

For 20 years, Francis Kurkdjian has sublimated the bounties of nature by weaving them into perfumes. Inspired by Leonardo da Vinci, he has imagined a floral sfumato for the cloister of the Palazzo delle Stelline: this vaporous atmosphere is an invitation to drift into a mist inspired by the scents of the many plants featured in Textifood.

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