International Furniture Fair of Milan 2011 (Salone Internazionale del Mobile 2011)
Salone Satellite 50 + 50 – Designing the Future
12th/17th of April, Pav. 22-24, Columbia University Piazza n.5
In celebration of the 50th Anniversary of the Furniture Fair of Milan, the Salone Satellite chief curator Marva Griffin invited the architecture and design Research Lab Non-Linear Solutions Unit of Columbia University to develop a small pavilion project in response to the question in what direction is design heading.
The digital age has dissolved traditional spatial conceptions, spawning unlimited potential for global communication networks and redefining privacy and closeness to exclude physical intimacy. By merging physical and virtual space, can design encourage a new platform for interaction?
Envisioning the new frontier of socialization, 24 international students of the Non-Linear Solution Unit directed by Caterina Tiazzoldi , in collaboration with the interaction designer Mirko Arcese (BCAA.it), propose the interactive installation Social Cave. While entering in the 100% recycled foam Cave, visitors are invited to interact with the projected ‘shadow’ of the visitor beyond the barrier wall, initiating a conversation that transcends traditional digital-physical boundaries.
The official presentation of the project Social Cave will happen in the program DESIGN TALKS on Tuesday, the 12th of April at 03.00 pm.
+ For more information, please visit http://www.arch.columbia.edu/labs/nonlinearsolutions/social-cave-milano