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Installation Circles, Hall 4, B61

STUDIO DESSí: „Welcome To Stay“

The dominant form in the Circle installation on the theme of hospitality is the roof - because "the roof seemed to us to be the purest form of welcoming", says Marco Dessí. The Vienna-based designer has created a temporary setting for the furniture, a stage whose backdrop aims to do more than create a beautiful illusion of hospitality - rather, the installation is intended to demonstrate the original use of (borrowed) materials and semi-finished products from a wide range of applications, which are only given a homely character through lighting and treatment.


The real stars on this stage are the furnishings. They will remain long after the elements of the installation have returned to the cycle of trade fair construction and the building industry. Studio Dessi's message is to play creatively with the living objects that characterize the interior design and bring the installation together as a whole: The Tecta D70 and Thonet 520 chairs invite you to stay and discuss, while the cable ropes of the hanging Cima lights (Lodes) "ground" the inflatable roof, which looks like a giant donut, and turn it into an architectural element that is both supporting and floating.

In Studio Dessí's interpretation, hospitality is also characterized by cultural traditions and artistic impulses. It is no coincidence that the installation is reminiscent of a pavilion in the middle of a (trade fair) landscape, which magnetically attracts visitors like a waymark. The open, light-flooded patio on the roof is also reminiscent of James Turrell's temple architecture, while the enigmatic art object "Sea of Stories" by Quirin Krumbholz on the glass table is intended to provide food for thought.


All photos: © STUDIO DESSí