Milanese apartment installation plays with colour and reflection
D E S I G N | 9 September 2021 | by Cristina Kiran Piotti
Josephine Akvama Hoffmeyer and Elisa Ossino present I'LL BE YOUR MIRROR, an immersive installation staged throughout a Milanese apartment, featuring contemporary frescoes, classic Scandinavian furniture and mirrored surfaces.
Designers and creative directors Josephine Akvama Hoffmeyer and Elisa Ossino were inspired by a song by The Velvet Underground and Nico for their new apartment installation, I’ll Be Your Mirror, unveiled during Milan Design Week 2021.
In the bedroom, the bold palette is mitigated by the intimate appearance and the soft profile of a wall-mounted storage unit by Jacobsroom Editions, overlooking a Hütte geometrical blanket, on the bed. Just outside, the view of a narrow inner courtyard has been screened by &Drape mirrored curtains in silver steel. In the kitchen is a minimal ‘I Ching’ heating rail by Tubes. Lighting partner Atelier Areti helped set the ambiance throughout, which is complemented by a soundtrack by Artcoustic.
‘Colour, light, texture, music, mirrors: this is not a passive space,’ concludes Ossino. ‘On the contrary, this apartment invites to a synesthetic interaction and, we hope, to reflection.’