Situated at number 14 via Varese, right opposite the aMDL office, Exits is a design showroom. In this space, which previously housed a smithy, all the original surfaces were brought back into view, cleaned and consolidated by exhaustive restoration. The wooden beams were sandblasted, the terracotta tiles brushed, the walls stripped of their facings and their old plasterings enhanced. The floors were retained and polished and their gaps repaired with crude cement, so as to make the integrations instantly readable. The lamps and objects displayed are not hung directly from the walls, but from plasterboard panels which like blank pages can be moved as required.
aMDL Architetto Michele De Lucchi Srl - Michele De Lucchi
Alberto Bianchi (project leader), Laiza Tonali, Mercedes Jaén Ruiz (graphic design)
Con.Im (building contractor)
Produzione Privata (furnishings)
2009 design and completion