On the occasion of this year’s Milan Design Week, Parisian/Italian artist and designer Marc Ange has presented a pink, jungle-like daybed, called “Le Refuge”, at the Wallpaper* Handmade exhibition space in collaboration with The Invisible Collection and Green Gallery. It was within this green oasis of floral beauty and splendour installed within the Mediateca di Santa Teresa, in the heart of Milan, that Le Refuge was unveiled for the first time.
“Le Refuge is a place where one finds comfort and peace. It is the projection of a childhood memory. Its large leaves form a shelter under the sun, away from reality, just like those of the imaginary jungle that grows in the room of a child who seeks escape” says Marc Ange.
TheInvisibleCollection.com is the first ecommerce website dedicated to contemporary iconic pieces of interior design. Not only is The Invisible Collection the first to access a precious inventory of furni- ture creations, it is also the first time that any of them are sold online. A hallmark of The Invisible Collection is that every piece purchased is made to order. ‘The work of contemporary interior designers, made to order by the most expert hands and with the most knowledgeable craftsmanship, encapsulates luxury today’. Unique and exceptional pieces of collectable furniture rivalling the contemporary art market today.
The Green Gallery is an online magazine which presents flowers and plants as a source of inspiration for lovers of art, fashion, food, interiors & design. Promoting flowers and plants to consumers throughout Europe, The Green Gallery made the Imaginary World of Marc Ange a reality. The Green Gallery turned the entrance of the Wallpaper* Handmade Worship exhibition into the entrance to a floral world – a place of amazement and art. Green Gallery Issue 6 was launched on 4th April, celebrating this mystical experience.
Le Refuge was one of the most Instagrammed piece at Milan Design Week, offering sanctuary from the hustle and bustle of the city.
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