Milanese design duo Studiopepe to create exhibition architecture for ein&zwanzig
This year's exhibition for ein&zwanzig, the award for emerging talents, will be designed by Arianna Lelli Mami and Chiara Di Pinto, founders of Studiopepe.
For their design for the exhibition architecture, Studiopepe has drawn inspiration from the idea of the stadium. The conceptual frame for the spatial configuration consists of a curved lamellar structure. This playfully undermines the idea of fixed open and closed spaces, creating a strong contrasting effect with light and shadows. This is where the exhibition will be presented. The structure also includes separate rooms for holding workshops, lectures and informal talks – with lounge seating also designed by Studiopepe. The central area features a platform spanning several levels, with screens serving as plinths and presentation spaces for the exhibits.
Arianna Lelli Mami and Chiara Di Pinto met each other at the Politecnico di Milano, and founded Studiopepe in 2006. Their conceptual approach draws on historical design references which they combine with a visionary purpose. They design interiors, and with their love of detail they create emotional objects for international design firms such as Agape, Cassina, Fritz Hansen and Spotti Enizioni Milano.