Shining Surface

Curated by Cloe Piccoli

For the eight edition of Inside Art, the Saporiti Italia research laboratory aimed to create design objects for art and architecture sites, Park Associati created Shining Surface, an installation specifically studied for the Sala Fontana at Museo del Novecento, hosting one of the most famous Concetti Spaziali by Lucio Fontana: the neon structure for the IX Triennale di Milano, 1951.

The architectonic installation by Park Associati is conceived to interact with Fontana’s masterpiece, hanging from the ceiling.

Made of T-Steel, a special titanium-treated steel, Shining Surface is a large shimmering surface, a modular structure, a horizontal wall placed on the floor, reflecting discontinously the landscape and the environment. Thanks to the more than 600 iridescent plaques on its surface, the installation splits and multiplies the spaces surrounding it, comparing in an unusual way architectural, historical and contemporary elements.

The same reflecting material and same U shaped constructive module of the Shining Surface platform has been used by Park Associati for the project of a modular seating element, which can be assembled depending on the environment in which they are placed.

Inside Art 2013, exhibition curated by Cloe Piccoli.


Park Associati
(Filippo Pagliani, Michele Rossi)

Design Team
Paolo Uboldi

Ottagono "Shining Surface. Park Associati-Saporiti Italia"
June 2013
India Art and Design "Milan furniture fair 2013, Selective Glimpses"
April 2013
Gooood "Shining Surface, Park Associati"
April 2013
Loft "Salone 2013 Milan"
June 2013
Prodesign "Park Associati-Shining Surface"
january 2014

Shining Surface
Location: Milano
Client: Saporiti Italia

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