WELCOME TO STAY
IMM COLOGNE, 2024
The Installation Circles present artfully showcased, theme-specific installations of renowned design studios. The prevailing form of the creation of Marco Dessí for the theme of Hospitality is the roof. The designer, who lives in Vienna, is designing a temporary setting for the furniture, a stage with a scenery that wants more than to create a lovely Illusion of hospitality.
The materials and semi-finished products from the construction industry are decontextualized and, much like in a stage play, serve as a canvas for the projection of ideas and interpretations. The true protagonists, however, are the furniture and lighting designs crafted by STUDIO DESSí. In the interpretation by STUDIO DESSí, hospitality is also characterised by cultural traditions and artistic impulses. The installation is thus reminiscent of a pavilion in the middle of a (trade fair) landscape, which magnetically draws visitors like a milestone.
The dominant form in the Circle installation on the theme of hospitality is the roof - because "the roof seemed to us to be the purest form of welcoming", says Marco Dessí. The Vienna-based designer has created a temporary setting for the furniture, a stage whose backdrop aims to do more than create a beautiful illusion of hospitality - rather, the installation is intended to demonstrate the original use of (borrowed) materials and semi-finished products from a wide range of applications. The real stars on this stage are the furnishings. They will remain long after the elements of the installation have returned to the cycle of trade fair construction and the building industry. Studio Dessi's message is to play creatively with the living objects that characterize the interior design and bring the installation together as a whole: The Tecta D70 and Thonet 520 chairs invite you to stay and discuss, while the cable ropes of the hanging Cima lights (Lodes) "ground" the inflatable roof, which looks like a giant donut, and turn it into an architectural element that is both supporting and floating.
In Studio Dessí's interpretation, hospitality is also characterized by cultural traditions and artistic impulses. It is no coincidence that the installation is reminiscent of a pavilion in the middle of a (trade fair) landscape, which magnetically attracts visitors like a waymark. The open, light-flooded patio on the roof is also reminiscent of James Turrell's work, while the enigmatic art object "Sea of Stories" by Quirin Krumbholz on the glass table is intended to provide food for thought.
DAGOBERT PECHE REVISITED, 1913/2012
VIENNA 1900 INSPIRES
MAK ON DISPLAY
Curator: Marlies Wirth, MAK
Designer Marco Dessí re-interprets the Salon Cabinet by Dagobert Peche (Wiener Werkstätte). An intervention at Wien Mitte – The Mall on occasion of the new installation of the permanent collection VIENNA 1900 – Viennese Arts and Crafts, 1890–1938.
Experimental project, promoted by TIM
and curated by Marco Sammicheli