Brera Design District

AGAPE 12 - “MESH TOPOLOGY”

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An installation exploring unexpected topologies of living.

Geometries, colors, and mood boards create surprising connections between shapes and furnishings. Agape12 amplifies the dialogue between the brand partners that share its space, opening new horizons in design.

Agape12 is a one-of-a-kind space. It is a showroom for some of the most interesting brands on the contemporary design scene, but also a workshop for design itself. Architect Camilla Benedini is the space’s artistic director, while operational management is handled by Zenucchi design code.

For Milan Design Week 2021, the showroom - located at 12 Via Statuto in Milan - will host the installation “Mesh Topology.” The project explores the unexpected topologies of living, amplifying the possible interactions among Agape12’s partner companies taking part in the exhibition: its 850 square meters of space unfold as environments waiting to be explored, reminiscent of life-sized mood boards. Color fields on the walls are punctuated with inserts of different materials, displayed like paintings, offering ideas and inspiration. Free diagonals and symbols allude to connections and relations among forms, materials, and furnishings. Along with the mood boards, they all come together to offer new interpretations of the contemporary domestic landscape.

Each partner’s contributions become elements in a rich, variegated, and unified collective design. “Mesh Topology” is the story told by the diverse visions on display at Agape12. This single showroom offers possibilities for every aspect of living space design, from interior finishes to lighting and accessories, and its new layout reaffirms the shared design philosophy of the space and its partner brands.

Gypsum showcases Minimum's three-dimensional concrete tiles, Mosaic+ its highly original Dada-inspired Cut-Up wall tiles. Key Cucine presents Strip, a new theatrical concept of kitchen design by the designer Nevio Tellatin, and CP Parquet offersthe iCanneti collection of boiserie. Antrax IT presents Waffle, the first radiator designed for the company by Piero Lissoni, and Effe presents BodyLove, a new combination sauna, steam room and shower system, designed by Rodolfo Dordoni and Michele Angelini.

The showroom’s display window offers a preview of the styles on display inside, featuring several products new to Agape. The Evo21 modular system designed by Benedini Associati and the new Vitruvio mirror collection by Garcia Cumini are flanked by two iconic pieces: the SpoonXL bathtub, designed by Benedini Associati, and two washbasins Bjhon 2, by Angelo Mangiarotti. Both are now made in an all-new material: Pietranova, a sustainable concrete conglomerate developed by Grassi Pietre, a new entry in Agape12’s catalog of official partners.

Agape12 has two technical partners for Milan Design Week 2021: Midgard, a historic German light design brand with ties to the Bauhaus that presents the iconic AYNO lamp, and @Aroma, a Tokyo-based brand specializing in olfactory architecture and sensory interior design that incorporates 100% natural essential fragrances into its work.

How to participate safely

Access by reservation and pre-registration / egistration. Mask and Green Pass or swab required.

Activities schedule

September 4
10:00 — 19:30 Exhibition - An installation that traces new topologies of living. Agape 12 amplifies the dialogue between the partner brands, opening up new design visions.
September 5
10:00 — 19:00 Press preview - An installation that traces new topologies of living. Agape 12 amplifies the dialogue between the partner brands, opening up new design visions.
10:00 — 21:00 Exhibition - An installation that traces new topologies of living. Agape 12 amplifies the dialogue between the partner brands, opening up new design visions.
September 6
10:00 — 21:00 Exhibition - An installation that traces new topologies of living. Agape 12 amplifies the dialogue between the partner brands, opening up new design visions.
10:00 — 19:00 Press preview - An installation that traces new topologies of living. Agape 12 amplifies the dialogue between the partner brands, opening up new design visions.
September 7
10:00 — 21:00 Exhibition - An installation that traces new topologies of living. Agape 12 amplifies the dialogue between the partner brands, opening up new design visions.
September 8
10:00 — 21:00 Exhibition - An installation that traces new topologies of living. Agape 12 amplifies the dialogue between the partner brands, opening up new design visions.
September 9
10:00 — 21:00 Exhibition - An installation that traces new topologies of living. Agape 12 amplifies the dialogue between the partner brands, opening up new design visions.
September 10
10:00 — 21:00 Exhibition - An installation that traces new topologies of living. Agape 12 amplifies the dialogue between the partner brands, opening up new design visions.

Attention, please! The access to the places indicated in the map is managed and regulated by each individual brand by the existing rules.
Brera Design District and Studiolabo are thus not responsible for the management of people flow and access to any of those places.

Exhibitors
& companies

AGAPE

For almost 50 years Agape has meant "design culture". Founded by brothers Giampaolo and Emanuele Benedini, it has more than 550 products for every functional requirement in the bathroom environment. Washbasins, tapware, furniture, bathtubs, lights and accessories designed by masters of design.



+39 0376 250311

AGAPECASA

Agape's passion for the design culture and its long collaboration with Angelo Mangiarotti culminates in the creation of Agapecasa. The brand was created to reissue original and timeless pieces by one of the most versatile and interesting Italian masters of design and architecture of the 20th century



+39 0376 250311

ANTRAX IT

It was founded in 1996 and is recognised on the international market for the production of furnishing radiators where technology, energy saving and sustainability are combined with a refined design, developed with important designers. The radiators are made of aluminium or 100% recyclable steel.



+39 0423 71 74

@Aroma

Brand specialised in Architecture+Perfume Design for high-class interior and branding projects. Founded in Tokyo in 1998, it now has offices in Shanghai, Los Angeles, Berlin and 12 concept stores in Japan. It uses 100% pure natural products, creating sophisticated olfactory experiences.



+49 172 572 5454

CP PARQUET

CP Parquet's history of love for nature and quality began over 35 years ago. Using the finest wood species, the company creates refined wooden floors that respect the environment and human well-being, as certified by the most authoritative national and international bodies.



+39 0423 53305

Effe Perfect Wellness by Effegibi

Growth based on visions of the future and a hedonistic dimension of well-being. Cutting-edge technology, ease of use, functionality over time. For over thirty years Effe has been designing and producing saunas and Turkish baths with cutting-edge technology.



+39 0547 1950164

Grassi Pietre

Since 1850 the company has been extracting and processing Vicenza Stone from its own quarries in the Colli Berici. The company processes all types of marble and stone, acting as a stone contractor in complex projects and representing an excellent interlocutor for architects and designers.



+39 0444 639092

Gypsum

The company was founded in the 1970s with a passion for plaster decorations. With over 40 years of experience in the building sector, it is a manufacturer of high-performance plaster, ennobled polystyrene and cement products, with which it produces elements for architecture and design.



+39 035 200085

Key Cucine

Founded in 1978, this Vicenza-based company was one of the first to promote the concept of made-to-measure kitchens. The spirit that the Sbabo brothers, Giuliano and Renzo, wanted to convey is the essentiality of Italian design, inspired by a wide variety of fine materials in an infinite range.



+39 0445 864577

Midgard

It was founded in 1919 by engineer Curt Fischer, the inventor of directional light. The first steerable "Steering Lamps" were a real innovation at the beginning of the 20th century. Today the head office and factory are located in Hamburg, where all lamps are produced using the original tools.



+49 40 35 777 444

MOSAICO+

Since 2018, it has been researching the theme of contemporary surfaces, starting with the historical significance of the mosaic - fragments of matter held together by the joint - to arrive at a fluid vision of 'small' as a constituent element of seamless planes.



+39 0536 995811

Zenucchi design code

For more than twenty years Zenucchi design code offers its clients, privates and professionals, the benefit of its experience through its consulting and design service. With the assistance of its team, Zenucchi strives to create environments in which the customer feels at home.



(+39) 02 65560296

Location


Agape12
Via Statuto 12, Milano
Milano


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