The Collector's House

D.154.2 armchairs by Gio Ponti


For the 2018 Salone del Mobile.Milano, the Molteni&C stand, an innovative concept symbolising Italian flair, represents the typical Italian villa, designed by Vincent Van Duysen and enriched with a collection of works by contemporary artists. Selected by the curator Caroline Corbetta, internationally acknowledged for her talent scouting skills, this ideal collection helps to create an ecosystem that combines imagination and design, style and personality.

Santo Tolone | Se non ti svegli...lo faccio io, 2015 Santo Tolone | Se non ti svegli...lo faccio io, 2015
Alek O. | Tetris (Santo Stefano Ticino), 2014 Alek O. | Tetris (Santo Stefano Ticino), 2014

The works of Gabriele De Santis (1983), Marco Giordano (1988), Jacopo Miliani(1979), Alek O. (1981) and Santo Tolone (1979) – young talents with international experience already in their CVs and all represented by the Frutta Gallery, founded in Rome by Scotsman James Gardner in 2013 .- are showcased alongside great design classics from various decades, such as a Gio Ponti armchair or a Jean Nouvel table, but also hitherto unexhibited pieces making their debut on the market, such as the chair by young designer Francesco Meda.
The result is total aesthetic and cultural harmony. Art and design, interwoven, create a home that is at once an intimate refuge and a social space.

in collaboration with Frutta gallery Glasgow/Roma

Gabriele De Santis Aramis, 2015 Acrylic, Marble, Frame 76 × 57 cm

Gabriele De Santis

b. 1983, Rome, IT, lives and works in Rome.
He earned an MA in Visual Arts at the University of the Arts London, UK (2010).

Marco Giordano Untitled, 2016 Jesmonite, Sand, Soil, Lenticular Print 40.5 x 30 x 2 cm

Marco Giordano

b. 1988, Turin, IT, lives and works in Glasgow.
He gained a degree in Painting at the Fine Arts School of Venice, Venice, IT.

Jacopo Miliani Devil, 2015 Bronze, Lost Wax Process 17 x 22 x 19 cm

Jacopo Miliani

b.1979, Florence, IT, lives and works in Milan.
He earned an MA in Fine Arts at Central Saint Martins College of Arts and Design, London (2006).

Alek O. Victor, 2017 Paper, Leaves, Framed 155.5 × 112 × 5.5 cm

Alek O.

b. 1981, Buenos Aires, RA, lives and works in Milan.
She gained a degree in Industrial Design at Politecnico di Milano, Milan (2005).

Santo Tolone Jiselle, 2013 C-Print, Framed 52.5 × 42.5 × 3 cm (20 5/8 × 16 3/4 × 1 1/8 inches) Ed. of 3 + I AP

Santo Tolone

b. 1979, Como, IT, lives and works in Milan.
He earned an MA in Fine Art at Slade School of Fine Art, London, UK (2012).

Caroline Corbetta

Caroline Corbetta

Caroline Corbetta, an obstinately freelance curator, has two obsessions: popularising contemporary art among the general public and scouting for up-and-coming talents. With her roving and inclusive gaze, she moves confidently from the art direction of an institutional pavilion such as Expo Gate, for Expo Milano 2015, to that of IL CREPACCIO, a Milanese showcase for young artists now transferred to Instagram. As well as curating exhibitions and public projects for international companies and institutions such as Stockholm’s Moderna Museet and New York’s Performa, she also writes for magazines of the calibre of Vogue Italia and Domus.

The Collector's House

Fiera Milano – Rho
Molteni&C | Hall 20 | Booth A01 B04 C02
Dada | Hall 11 | Booth B15 C16

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