Erastudio Apartment-Gallery was born in 2010 from the experience and professionalism of Architect Patrizia Tenti.
The philosophy of Erastudio - “design as architecture” - transpires from the structure of its two spaces in the historical building of Via Palermo 5 in Milan.
The gallery offices are located in an apartment on the 3rd floor while the gallery itself is located in the former stables in the courtyard of the building. Each space is restored according to the concept “less is more”. As well, the name “Erastudio Apartment” recalls the influences of a past atmosphere where the design works are contextualized.
Nanda Vigo is one of Italy's most sophisticated and respected architects, both in terms of her history and her artistic and aesthetic creations. Erastudio Apartment-Gallery presents works that were created by the architect during the peak of her illustrious career of architecture and art, where she actively collaborated with some of the most celebrated architects & artists, namely Giò Ponti, Lucio Fontana and Enrico Castellani.
Nanda Vigo went on to formulate a chronotopical theory of space and time that was completely original and autonomous to art. She went on with the precise intent of probing and deepening the possibilities of sensorial stimuli obtained by the use of materials typical in the industry, such as glass, mirrors and neon light, and organized a unified and encompassing reality.
These two coat hangers were designed by Nanda Vigo as part of a commission for a private house. Both have a rotatable structure covered by a synthetic leopard-skin pelt and, on the top, a neon light covered by a bowlshaped yellow perspex. Here Vigo presents the conflict and harmony between light and space, which is a trait she brings to her entire body of work, as an artist, architect and designer.
Contact/ Patrizia Tenti
Address/ Via Palermo n.5, Brera Design District, Milan Lombardia 20121, Italy