CRISTINA Brera Showroom

CRISTINA Brera Showroom

Designed by the Elisa Ossino Studio for CRISTINA Rubinetterie, the Milan flagship store of via Pontaccio features an experiential approach to the discovery of new waterways.

When entering the showroom, launched only over a month ago, the new appears powerfully, establishing an immediate and open communication with the visitor with a high degree of expressiveness. The idea proposed by Elisa Ossino, entrusted with the renovation of interior space (200 sq. m. on two floors in the heart of Brera), was first and foremost focused on the display mode, whereby the tap, viewed as an object, was to be perceived not only from the point of view of materials or aesthetics but especially for the functionality that is implicit in the different flow of the "water matter." Hence the idea of breaking down an aseptic exhibition in favour of an emotional approach is provided primarily by the visitor's interaction with functioning elements. 

Elisa Ossino says: “Together with the company, our idea was to create an extremely materialised housing, in which the vibration of light – to me a fundamental component for a successful project -accompanied the reflection of water. The choice of materials underlines this approach. Hence, the preference of traditional travertine for the washbasins and some vertical surfaces – an element that was “close” to water since antiquity - combined with limestone walls, whose natural contrasting shades are enhanced by the carefully selected finish with the same shade of stone colour, left unpolished as much as possible and with a saw cut or smoothed. While the cocciopesto (Opus signinum) of the floors, chosen after much research and many tests to measure the different granulometry, has a very fine grain that highlights its material effect, placing it in perfect harmony with the space, thus obtaining "a monochromatic box where the vibration of light is given by the alternating natural materials”.

The project unveils equal relevance in the new architectural ideas: “I always look for the centrality of space in my interior design work, in an alternating interplay of solids and voids, of simple and clear volumes. First, I removed the partitions that closed the shop windows: an invitation to enter because from the outside one can already enjoy the spaciousness of the premises and the liveliness that is inside. I only kept a central partition in the shop window to bring the story of a product closer to the public, inserting two arches with waxed iron girders which, as well as giving greater depth to the environment, create a visual telescope that ends in a shower area dedicated to relaxation and wellness with a working shower head, visible also from the outside”. The space is neatly articulated, characterised by four wall niches displaying the most up-to-date and functioning tap series: "almost a pathway" emphasised by the large rectangular suspended travertine basins that serve as large washbasins, like washtubs. “Often a faucet is mainly purchased because of its aesthetic look, a choice that sometimes leads to some drawbacks. This is the reason why we designed an experiential space in which you can move freely, try the products and verify the ergonomics”. 

The lower floor is dedicated to accessories and to complementing the collections. For aesthetic continuity, the design echoes the language of the upper floor, with the use of travertine and washbasins. Ossino, who always tries to extrapolate and exasperate the material’s soul – “if I work with stone, I like to transform it as a light material as a paradox” – affirms the utmost attention, almost an obsession for the shading game of colours of the interiors, able to deeply modify the harmony of the environment. 

On the lower floor, the space is open and dynamic: the wide variety of references (complementing the collections) and kitchen mixers run along the perimeter walls, the latter installed in a stylised space emphasised by the ribbed wood. The rigorous layout is enlivened by the inclusion of two round bathtubs - in front of the wall with the shower range - and four washbasins with freestanding solutions. A circumscribed area is dedicated to the abacus of thermostatic solutions. Here an Antrax radiator – black, geometric, rigorous – shows the Code performances, the new smart system produced by Caleffi S.p.A. which allows regulating the temperature of each home environment remotely through the dedicated smartphone app. 

The furnishings - the two sculptural central tables in solid wood, featuring strong contours and slender edges, and the small meeting table enclosed by sliding glass windows - are all designed by Elisa Ossino herself, except for the Scandinavian-designed chairs. 

Ekinex dealt with the entire space automation management, configuring in a single central system light scenery, night installations, windows, air conditioning and energetic consumptions. 

The showroom rewrites the idea of the exhibition space, where objects contribute to creating an installation, transforming the showroom into a welcoming space, perfect to host events and art exhibitions.

 

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Die Veranstaltungen der Designwoche 2022

Während der Designwoche 2022 wurde der CRISTINA Brera Showroom durch zwei aufregende Ereignisse belebt: die Präsentation der Produktneuheiten 2022 und die Realisierung von 3 Live-Kunstwerken in den Schaufenstern.

Die beiden Neuheiten: Die Serie Fractal, Entwurf Soo K. Chan, und die Duschsäule XT486 Design Naomi Hasuike, traten ihren Siegeszug sowohl am Stand auf dem Salone Internazionale del Bagno als auch im Mailänder Ausstellungsraum an, um das Angebot von CRISTINA Rubinetterie zu bereichern.

Gleichzeitig haben drei Absolventen des Mailänder IED, Paolo Moscheni, Lucrezia „Viperina“ Pompa und Margherita Caspani, die Schaufenster in der Via Pontaccio mit originellen Illustrationen geschmückt. Thema ist die Erzählung des Weges des Wassers, das aus Quellen in lieblichen Naturlandschaften sprudelt - dargestellt von Paolo - in einer bizarren Fabrik – erdacht von Lucrezia - gefiltert und verarbeitet wird und dann durch extravagante Räderwerke - entworfen von Margherita - seine Reise bis in unsere Häuser fortsetzt.

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Elisa Ossino wird den neuen Mailänder Showroom von Cristina Rubinetterie in der Via Pontaccio gestalten. Ihre Vision basiert auf einer Raumkonzeption, die über die formale Abstraktion großer Auslagen, die sich oft auf die Präsentation des Produkts beschränken, hinausgeht, um einen Ort mit hohem Erlebniswert zu schaffen. Das Design erzeugt eine ideale Spannung zur Natur sowie Nachhaltigkeit in der Wahl der Materialien, Texturen und der Farbpalette und betont die Beziehung zwischen den Objekten und ihrem funktionalen Wert. 

„Die Zusammenarbeit mit Cristina entstand im Zeichen dieser Herausforderung, über die formalen Konventionen von Ausstellungsräumen hinauszugehen und das Erlebnis des Besuchers zu verbessern, indem dieser in eine sensorische Reise entführt wird, die von der Natürlichkeit des Wassers inspiriert ist“, erklärt Elisa Ossino.

Für den Fuorisalone 2021 hat Elisa Ossino für Cristina  In The Works, geschaffen, ein ephemeren Ort im Ausstellungsraum selbst, der als Teaser für ihre Intervention dient. Diese provisorische Struktur, die sich durch raffinierte subliminale Anspielungen auf die Elementedes Nouveau Réalisme auszeichnet, ist Teil des Wunsches, eine Art offenes Projekt zu entwerfen, das von der Herbstmesse zu der im nächsten Frühjahr führt, für die Elisa Ossino nicht nur die Formen des neuen Ausstellungsraums, sondern auch die des Messestandes entwerfen wird. 

„Wir haben uns entschieden, die Arbeit der kommenden Monate zu erzählen und haben hierzu eine Geschichte realisiert, die die Geburt des neuen Showrooms erzählt, aber auch den Status der laufenden Arbeiten, in welchem wir uns zu diesem Zeitpunkt des Neustarts befinden. Eine Zeit, die man mit Neugier auf die sich dabei ergebenden Veränderungen und mit der Verantwortung eines Moments leben sollte, in dem wir die Idee des Wohnens selbst neu schreiben“, schließt Elisa Ossino. 

  • In the Works, Elisa Ossino Studio
  • In the Works, Elisa Ossino Studio
  • In the Works, Elisa Ossino Studio
  • In the Works, Elisa Ossino Studio
  • In the Works, Elisa Ossino Studio
  • In the Works, Elisa Ossino Studio
  • In the Works, Elisa Ossino Studio
  • In the Works, Elisa Ossino Studio
  • In the Works, Elisa Ossino Studio
  • In the Works, Elisa Ossino Studio
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Via Pontaccio, 8/10
20121 Mailand (Italien)

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