Daniele Fortuna. Mythologies 2017

Daniele is one of the young italian artists that i love more. Not only for his art but also for his personality, simple and istinctive.  You can feel that immediately  when you meet him – and when of course  have a look at his artworks: simple, shiny, so strong!  It has yet finish a success exhibition in Croatia and i hope i will be able to bring here very soon in Shanghai.

Food, art and design, in a place of charity


Many partners around the iniziative Refettorio Ambrosiano place of charity and design and beauty.
ArtDesignBox promotes along with Caritas Ambrosiana an event for the entire Design Week (4-8 April 2017). Refettorio  opens to visitors to admire its beauty and the works of artist Aldo Palma works with the impressive STX LAST SUPPER.
8th at night (from 19 p.m.)  a special event with the famous MIKY CHEF together with the famous oil IDRA from Farm Ambrosio, the castelmagno cheese by Agricola Des Martin, and Raki Gelato Lovers from Sorrento, the wine from Fattoria Fratelli Biletta from Piemonte Region, for a gourmet appetizer. Big sponsors of the event, IRINOX spa. NOT MISS IT! 

Milan Design Week Fuori Salone 2017 with art, design and food

From April 4 to 9, during Milan Design Week, the Refettorio Ambrosiano become one of the Fuorisalone places with a 7mt Last Supper tribute. ArtDesignBox in partnership with Caritas Ambrosiana chose the Refettorio as a perfect location to exhibit STX LAST SUPPER by artist Aldo Palma a tribute to Leonardo’s Last Supper re-interpreted in his extraordinary contemporary art, which will become the highlight of the exhibition charity sale of his “hearts series” and the focus of the exhibition. Sponsors of the initiative is IRINOX spa, Italian leading company in blast chillers which has donated an important instrument of its professional line to the Refettorio and will exhibit its products for the home, named in the XXI edition of the ADI Compasso d’Oro. Art Direction by Sergio Battimiello ArtDesignBox. Sergio Battimiello ArtDesignBox design the event and promote to the partners. ArtDesignBox is a brand for international events, focused in  art and design, with headquarters in Shanghai, and a partnership with prestigious ECNU – GADA (East China Normal University – Global Art and Design Academy).

From 4 to 7 April from 10.00-17.00 extraordinary opening to the public and guided tour of the permanent collection (the Metaphysical Bread by Benvenuto, the affresco by Cucchi, the neon installation by Nannucci, the door of the reception by Paladino,  the “Acquasantiera” by Pesce).

Saturday, April 8, open from 12.00 and from 19.00, aperitif with famous chef Mikychef Micaela Di Cola and the master gelato maker Luca Fioravanti of Raki Gelato Lovers from Sorrento and pluri awarded biological oil IDRA by FATTORIA AMBROSIO
To reach the Refettorio Ambrosiano in Greco square 11, Milan: Buses 87, 43, 41 MM1 Turro BikeMi: De Marchi-Lucini – De Marchi-Bottell


photo credits: Paolo Saglia

Matter as sensuality

Aldo Palma instinct is immediately reflected in his “daemon” without a traditional logic, which absorbs before placing it as a sensual matter in his paintings. Matter as sensuality, like a three dimensional tactile sensation, an universe that explode out of the frame. Virtuosity, sensitive, multifaceted. His matter is a primordial instinct, refined, not condescending, very strict, but in a dynamic emotions that reach from the outside. Coming Soon: Refettorio Ambrosiano. Milan Design Week 4-9 April 2017.

April 4th-9th Milan Design Week Fuori Salone. Contemporary art meets charity

From 4th to 9th April 2017, during the prestigious Milan for Design Week, ArtdesignBox in partnership with Caritas Ambrosiana and Irinox SpA, Refettorio Ambrosiano chooses to celebrate with the work of the roman artist Aldo Palma their place of charity dedicated to art and industrial design. Refettorio was born from the concept of Chef Massimo Bottura and Artistic Director Davide Rampello during 2015 Milan Expo as a place where solidarity really meets design and contemporary art, a temple dedicated to beauty but where are served by Caritas volunteers over 100 meals a day, to people in need.

This project came from the idea of ​​Sergio Battimiello artdesignbox and the sharing of Caritas Ambrosiana to bring the works by the artist Aldo Palma to the attention of the public of the Milan Design Week and and “Fuori Salone”.

The artist Aldo Palma has developed in his long career his own peculiar technique also thanks to his passion for the study of the forms that comes from the knowledge of mathematics and geometry: a strange alchemy that along with its sensitivity produces a mixture that excites in his  “hearts” (sculptures and paintings), and when he devoted himself to works inspired by classic but reinterpreted in the energy and the strength of contemporaneity.

One “sacred”  work of particular importance will be on display during the week and we believe will be an important contribution to the Milanese artist’s art scene as well as a coherent contribution to the site that will host it. Take a look of Aldo Palma web site.

Major sponsors of the event will be IRINOX spa, the company founded in 1989 and based in Treviso, which boasts 100% Italian technology and production, and is recognized internationally as a specialist of blast chillers, both for the professional sector, both in the important home market it will be an interesting curiosity for all lovers of good food without waste (in line with the values ​​of the Refectory) during the Design Week.  More details of the events, in future articles.

Donations will be possible to support the operation and what is necessary to Refettorio Ambrosiano to the current account IT 17 Y 05216 01631 000000000578;  to donate to Caritas Ambrosiana please refer as causal to “The great heart of Aldo for the Refectory Ambrosiano

You can see and buy the works of the master Aldo Palma at the Refectory Ambrosiano during Design Week 4 to 9 April 2017, a percentage of the sale will be donated to the cover of the exhibition and to support the efforts of Caritas in the Refectory Ambrosiano.


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Refettorio Ambrosiano Piazza Greco, 11  20125 Milano

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