Can we reconcile humans and nature? More than just furniture, industrial design or commercial exhibition, The Salone del Mobile will take visitors on an emotional path, to launch a debate on the merits of a sustainable dwelling and to be the starting point for a design that meets the need for biophilia. Don’t miss the Living Nature pavilion designed by Carlo Ratti Associati, at Piazza del Duomo in Milan (from April 17 to 29).
Four natural and climatic microcosms “four Seasons that coexist together, at the same time”, said Carlo Ratti, inside a 500 sum setting carried out according to energy-saving measures, making a sustainable use of natural resources.
Visitors will be immersed in nature and experience its changes as they make their way through the four different areas: a suggestion of sustainable, genuinely applicable solutions.
A contribution to the re-greening of the city. Living Nature is designed to explore whether or not a space, urban or domestic, can become more human-friendly through the sustainable use of natural resources.
The project provides a new standpoint and a different perspective on tackling the issues of environmental sustainability and climate change with a view to improving our living conditions at home and in cities and satisfy the human tendency towards “biophilia” – a term coined by Harvard biologist Edward O. Wilson – according to which we are all instinctively attracted by nature and “programmed” to feel better when we are immersed in it.