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HIMACS: Bologna Water Design

Michele De Lucchi e HIMACS ‘In Difesa dell’Immaginazione’

‘In Difesa dell’Immaginazione' ('Homage to the Imagination’) is Michele De Lucchi's evocative vision, brought to life through the skilful use of HIMACS New Generation Acrylic Stone. Images of a possible or desired reality formed in the human mind taking shape in a flowing fantasy landscape, reminiscent of Appennine hills, mountains, valleys and lakes.

Imagination is the common thread that links De Lucchi's project with the HIMACS philosophy: the exceptional properties of HIMACS New Generation Acrylic Stone give free reign to the imagination, allowing architects and designers to bring even the most ambitious ideas to life.

De Lucchi's imposing 9 metre-long work draws in the imagination and highlights the outstanding qualities of HIMACS: from its thermoformability - essential for creating rounded shapes to depict natural features - to the incredible ease of cleaning.

'Homage to the Imagination' was installed in the wonderful setting of the old Bastardini Hospital in the heart of Bologna, which has just finished hosting the Bologna Water Design 2013, an exclusive 'post fair' event organised in conjunction with the International Exhibition of Ceramic Tiles and Bathroom Furnishings (CERSAIE). This year's highly successful event saw participation from designers and architects such as Michele De Lucchi, Daniel Libeskind, Philippe Daverio, Victor Vasilev, among many others, and met with very positive visitor feedback.

The event was a showcase for design projects and installations inspired entirely by water, this vital symbol of life and increasingly threatened resource on the planet.

Location Ospedale dei Bastardini, Bologna
Architecture & Design Michele De Lucchi
Material used HIMACS
Fabrication Lineoarredo
Photo Credit Valeria Portinari
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