Alcova proclaims two historic areas for its 2024 version

by Editorial Team

Alcova 2024 will happen inside two iconic native gems, because the organisers of the itinerant design occasion introduced that the subsequent version, to be held throughout Fuorisalone, will take over Villa Borsani and Villa Bagatti Valsecchi. This 12 months marks the seventh version of Alcova, which additionally just lately made its worldwide debut, taking up Fifties Selena Gold Mud Motel throughout Design Miami 2023. 

Alcova 2024: areas introduced

(Picture credit score: Mary Gaudin, Courtesy Alcova)

Places have at all times been key to Alcova’s historical past, with the truthful based by curators Valentina Ciuffi and Joseph Grima having taken over a former abattoir (in 2023), a panettone manufacturing facility and a convent within the outskirts of Milan. 

This 12 months, the truthful pushes additional and into extra conventional areas, with two historic villas which have contributed to the historical past of Metropolitan Milan. A Modernist masterpiece situated in Varedo, Villa Borsani was accomplished in 1945 and was designed by architect Osvaldo Borsani for his household. Now preserved by the second technology, the home options gorgeous components reminiscent of a hearth by Lucio Fontana, lighting by Guglielmo Ulrich and a mosaic by Adriano Spilimbergo, in addition to a number of items of furnishings by Borsani himself (the home additionally being the HQ for the architect’s archives). 

Alcova 2024: locations

(Picture credit score: Mary Gaudin, Courtesy Alcova)

Inside strolling distance is Villa Bagatti Valsecchi, a 19-century mansion that was initially constructed as a summer season retreat for the Milanese household of the identical identify. The villa’s structure is outlined by a central construction and two aspect wings with terraced roofs, in addition to a portico that includes Fifteenth-century columns that had been initially a part of Milan’s Lazzaretto, town’s hospital constructed to face the plague. Preserved by Fondazione La Versiera, the villa is surrounded by greenery, together with English gardens on both sides and a proper Italian backyard on the again. 

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