ARMOUR mon AMOUR is Färg & Blanche’s first solo exhibition in Milan, showing more than 10 new objects, furniture items, large sculpture and light installation. The 200 square meter former church, Teatro Arsenale, which today is used as a theater, will be transformed for a week in a experimental laboratory questioning the relations between hard and soft in terms of material, production methods, shape, and ideas. The inspiration for this exhibition derives from an art-in-residence stay in Japan last year, where the samurai armour intrigued Fredrik Färg and Emma Marga Blanche.
After sewing in wood, the Swedish design duo Färg & Blanche is now turning their heavy-duty sewing machine to metal, being the first to create new furniture by stitching metal directly with a sewing machine.
Craft and the process of making is really important for the duo, it is a fundamental part of their process as designers. ”we like to push the frontiers of innovation and experiment and to be a part of the future, while at the same time keeping old knowledge alive combining craft and technology.”
ARMOUR mon AMOUR,
Teatro Arsenale, Via Cesare Correnti 11
April 4-8, open 10:00-20:00,
April 9, 10:00-18:00
April 5, Cocktail 16:00 - 00:00