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May 2019- Houston

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98 T he first collection for Dimore Studio's new unified home furnishings label, Interstellar, is Dimoremilano, and is described by designers Salci and Moran as both "robust and dry with well-defined lines." Always dramatic, they exhibited in the former Cinema Arti, which was given a rock-star makeover with theatrical curtains, leopard carpet, a steel-mesh cage illuminated with neon tubes, pulsing music, and flashing lights. Anything but subtle, the objects are in dark tones with aluminum, brushed and polished steel, bronze, and laminated finishes. Among the highlights are the embellished lacquered- top dining table, Tavolo 128, with a star-shaped chrome insert and mirrored-glass mosaic detail on the legs. Finishing the dining set are two re-editions of Paradisoterrestre chairs, the Margarita and Sacco Alato, designed by Surrealist artist Roberto Sebastián Matta and his daughter, Alisée Matta. Finally, we should note the striking Letto 134 bed, a red- lacquered metal structure with brass detail and metal-mesh headboard and footboard. INTERSTELLAR DIMORE GALLERY VISIONI F or the Visioni exhibition, Dimore Gallery reproduced seven pieces of furniture by artist- designer Gabriella Crespi and installed them among piles of sand. Crespi, an influential Milan-based designer who passed away in 2017, was always a favorite of Dimore. When the opportunity arose for an exhibition, Dimore approached Crespi's daughter, Elisabetta, with the idea of showing Crespi's most iconic works. The furniture is exhibited throughout the former home of Dimore founders Salci and Moran, which they've made into a gallery space. The seven reissued pieces, originally designed in the 1970s, include a mushroom-shaped lamp, geometric wall sconce, and a number of tables made from brass bronze and lacquer. DIMORE STUDIO Dimore Studio Letto 134 bed Dimore Studio Interstellar collection Here and below, Gabriella Crespi Special Edition collection

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