his two-story loft in Milan, Italy, was entirely renovated by Italian architect and interior designer Anna Gili. Colors are used in forceful tones and full fields, of fuchsia, blue, yellow, inspired by India. They are symbols of the joy of living, contrasting with the white of the walls. The space conserves its visible metal structures, a memory of its industrial past, updated by a spirit of high-tech conversion, with the warmth of oak for the flooring. But the key words are elsewhere. Kandinsky said that “color is a medium that has a direct influence on the soul”. Anna measures energy in terms of color and graphic lines.
Color is the element that enhances the purity of forms and the fluidity of spaces, restoring harmony and evocative force. The transparency of surfaces manages to distill – in the figure of a walkway with a theatrical railing in panes of colored glass – the sign of passage to the studio on the upper level, and the meaning of a sensorial fusion that coincides with a personal idea of art. Like an intimate diary, this creative mental home-space, a puzzle of pieces of life, is Anna Gili’s most successful operation of synesthesia.
The ‘Body’ that contains all: artistic sensibility combined with a playful approach, the background from her fortunate encounter, at the start of her career, with Studio Alchimia. A kitchen at the center of the house has doors in colored glass and a freestanding equipped island in metal that becomes the fulcrum of flavors, around which everything gravitates.
Then, scattered everywhere, her very colorful vases in Murano glass, also designed for Salviati and Bisazza; a dynamic sequence of fluorescent lights, a recent theme of research; the graphic signs of zoological iconography, which form the basis for her painting projects. And, obviously, the matrices of the scenes of Mental Bodies. Objects, projects and images, the title of the two exhibitions Anna Gili presented during the events of the FuoriSalone in Milan in April: large luminous paintings that represent animals and photographs on canvas, a reworking of some of her wellknown artistic performances.
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