Aldo Rossi’s ‘Cabina dell’Elba‘, half seashore hut, half wardrobe, is widely known in Milan

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The ‘Cabina Dell’Elba’, created in 1982 by the Italian architect and designer Aldo Rossi is an ode to fleeting time and freedom. Reminding us of summer time, the seashore hut-inspired wardrobe is straightforward and common, resonating with Rossi’s imaginative and prescient of designing an inside house that harmoniously coexists with the skin. 

(Picture credit score: Courtesy Galleria Jannone)

‘They appeared to me as a minimal dimension of residing, an impression of summer time,’ wrote Rossi in his Autobiografia Scientifica. ‘I had merely observed the peculiarity and universality of the huts on the seashores. Not solely on Elba. However seeing will not be sufficient: you need to watch until you’re taking possession of the picture and thru the picture of the factor.’ Taking possession of the seashore hut as a picture, however extra importantly as an object, absorbing it and repurposing it, Rossi’s ‘Cabina’ shifts from a short lived merchandise into a permanent one, inhabiting our houses.

After 40 years since its creation, Milanese gallery Antonia Jannone Disegni di Architettura presents ‘Aldo Rossi. Cabina dell’Elba’, an exhibition completely devoted to the transient but lasting seashore hut/home wardrobe (mine is blue and pink, and works as a meals storage cabinet within the kitchen).

Model of Cabina dell'Elba by Aldo Rossi on plinth in gallery

(Picture credit score: Courtesy Galleria Jannone)

Rossi’s drawings and research of the ‘Cabina dell’Elba’ can be accompanied by an version of 9 miniature cabins particularly made for the present and reproduced in line with the examine mannequin made by Bruno Longoni furnishings atelier, which produced the wardrobes, along with Rossi. ‘It’s at all times an important emotion for me to cope with the work of Aldo Rossi. I really feel a powerful connection to the “Cabina dell’Elba” undertaking, as a result of I had the chance to fulfill Aldo on the island [of Elba]. Rossi is a singular, attention-grabbing and really communicative designer,’ says the gallerist Antonia Jannone. ‘I hope with my re-editions to come back just a bit nearer to the wonder he was able to.’

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