TRAVEL

The architect has always been fascinated by travel, the desire to know new places is the lifeblood especially for us students. The last trip that saw us as protagonists was on the occasion of DesignWeek. Pescara - Milan, 586 km, 7 hours by car, pouring rain and crazy traffic. From Brera to Lambrate, from Tortona to Rho, we landed in the much talked about “Fuori Salone” where I was immediately attracted to the most prestigious of exhibitions: that of Louis Vuitton. Theme of the Collection? “Nomade Object”, or travel objects. Once again the most famous of the French brands has been able to blend practicality and design. Nine emerging and established designers have reinterpreted the theme of the journey between functionality and art. Palazzo Bocconi hosted sixteen objects; unique pieces and prototypes, made with noble materials. One of these is the "Maracatu", a hanging wardrobe that takes its name from a colorful Brazilian fruit, made up of three openable compartments hidden by a cluster of fringes in fine polychrome leather, it was suspended from a hook that facilitates transport. The prestigious wardrobe has brought my thoughts, more than in an exotic place, to my old suitcase, thrown in the trunk of the car. On a trip that talked to me about suitcases, I realized that experiences are neither stored in an old luggage nor hung from a ceiling, but always carried in the mind to be shared.

Mirco Crisante