Brera Design District

AQVA by Artemest

Senato Hotel Milano
Via Senato, 22

For Milan Design Week 2021, Artemest presents AQVA: bespoke design objects, elevated to artworks, on view at Senato Hotel Milano

For Milan Design Week 2021, Artemest presents AQVA: an exhibition of bespoke artworks and design objects inspired by water and its sensory characteristics, in the prestigious setting of Senato Hotel Milano.

Italian design and craftsmanship celebrate the city of Milan through an interpretation of its ancient waters, inviting visitors on a visual and sensory journey featuring new design pieces of superior craftsmanship, located in the hall of Senato Hotel and in its central courtyard. Right in the courtyard, whose water feature recalls the presence of the Naviglio Grande that once flowed in front of the building, visitors can walk at the edge of water, immersed in a metaphysical atmosphere where stunning artworks rise from the water in a suggestive show of reflections, lights and sounds.

Water, one of the most mysterious elements of the city of Milan, is seen through the eyes of master craftsmen and designers, giving life to a stunning universe in which each one-of-a-kind piece reinterprets its most characteristic aspects: reflection, transparency, movement and fluidity. 

AQVA includes artisanal objects and artworks from all over Italy, chosen for their ability to surprise and fascinate the viewer, and includes works by Anna Paola Cibin, Atlasproject, Biancodichina, Casarialto, Cedrimartini, Coralla Maiuri, Daniela Forti, Fonderia Artistica Ruocco, Fornice Objects, La Fucina di Efesto, Gebrüder Thonet Vienna, Margherita Fanti, Micheluzzi Glass, Monica Gasperini, Paolo Castelli, Patrizia Polese, ROU Materiaal and UpGroup.

With this exhibition, Artemest, the leading online marketplace for luxury designmadein Italy, wishes to provide a hands-on experience with unique design pieces, in a dreamlike setting born out of the versatile creative minds of Milanese architects Ciarmoli Queda Studio.


Indirizzo location

Senato Hotel Milano, via Senato 22, 20121 Milan

Eventuali orari di apertura/accesso

Public opening:

September 5 th, 11am – 8pm

September 7th, 11am – 5pm

September 8th – 10th, 11am – 8pm

Press event (by invitation): September 6 th, 12 – 6pm

Modalità di accesso

Open access


Senato Hotel Milano

Via Senato, 22