Daily life happens around patios, porches and gardens. This taste for outdoor life, being in contact with nature and sustainability were the core idea of the second edition of Elle Decor All’Aperto. The exhibition took place from April 6 to 10 at Palazzo Litta, a spectacular Baroque building in historic downtown Milan. It was a project entirely dedicated to outdoor living and Expormim, together with other prominent brands, was invited to interpret this concept in its own particular way.
Designed by Studiopepe and landscape architect Marco Bay, the exhibition’s unifying thread was nature. The idea was recovering the typical nature from Lombard, still abundant in the countryside around fountains, lakes, ponds and streams. A sort of domestic nature, the curators would explain. They didn’t want to distort the soul of the place with exotic plants. Instead they brought back to the palace the vegetation that embraced it in the 17th century. Bay, on the other hand, created a very realistic forest that would hide the different settings displayed under the majestic porticoes.