The brand new project “Dark Ages” by Davide G. Aquini will be introduced during the 5 Vie fuorisalone in Milan 4-9 April 2017 thanks to Parco Regionale della Vena del Gesso Romagnola, Saint-Gobain PPC Italia and Apuana Corporate.
This “rediscovered” material called lapis specularis, a transparent gypsum easy to cut even with a knife, was used by the ancient Romans for windows and greenhouses, and it has been forgotten, or confused with glass, during the Middle Ages.
Thanks to Davide G. Aquini’s careful research, a collection of self-produced objects that reuse this ancient material can now be introduced to the guests of Milan’s fuorisalone, outside the usual commercial intent. The collection “Dark Ages” aims to provide food for thought on our shared tradition.
Fuorisalone 4-9 Aprile 2017
Distretto 5 Vie / Via del Bollo 3, Milano