“Too good to waste” installation by Benedetta Tagliabue | Milan Design Week 2017
Too Good to Waste, installation view, courtesy of Benedetta Tagliabue – EMBT; photo by Giovanni Nardi
Too Good to Waste is the installation designed by Benedetta Tagliabue – EMBT for the event Material Immaterial, taking place at the Università degli Studi in Milan until April 17, 2017.
Too Good to Waste investigates the relationships between the use of wood and current design trends. Indeed, furniture manufacturers often focus on a limited number of wood types, while other species, such as the American hardwood harvested in constantly expanding forests, are lesser known and used.
The installation is promoted by the American Hardwood Export Council and manufactured by Benchmark Furniture in American oak, maple, cherry and tulipwood.
The design reimagines the historic architecture of the Cortile d’Onore – the courtyard dating to the Renaissance period designed by famous architect Filarete where the piece is located – which features many decorative elements and human figures coming out of the walls.
Too Good to Waste, elevation drawing, courtesy of Benedetta Tagliabue – EMBT
Too Good to Waste. View at night; courtesy of Benedetta Tagliabue – EMBT, photo by Giovanni Nardi
Too Good to Waste. Courtesy of Benedetta Tagliabue – EMBT. Photo by Jon Cardwell
Too Good to Waste, installation views; courtesy of Benedetta Tagliabue – EMBT, photos © Inexhibit, 2017