Domestic Perimeters is a project developed during Ilaria's Residency at Palazzo Monti (Brescia).
During the period of residence, Ilaria was inspired by the urban, architectural and social texture of the city of Brescia to develop a project that, along with interior design, hybridizes sound design, photography and graphics.Ilaria created Domestic Perimeters, a collection of limited-edition room dividers that reflect the dimensions of Palazzo Monti.
Questioning if the structural barriers can be transformed into spaces for domestic reflection, in Ilaria's dividers the industrial profiles, usually used to produce gates, are expropriated from their function as an impassable limit and rethought in the domestic environment as flexible portals.
The screen is the domestic object that most represents the division: a line of clean separation, a partition between two worlds that must not meet. In an historical moment in which boundaries and barriers seem to strengthen, these perimeters want to cut out a dimension of intimacy that is not isolating, but mobile and communicating.
More than a boundary line, a line of encounter. Like the ancient screens, Ilaria Bianchi’s ones portray palace scenes: the metal of the gates is mitigated by glimpses, almost intuitions, of the palace’s frescoes representing scenes of past conviviality. And so, the screens are placed in Palazzo Monti, a microcosm that lives on arrivals and feeds on differences, experience and provenance.
The screens were made of wrough iron created by the Zoldan family-run workshop in Brescia, with fabrics printed by the AllOver textile workshop and sewn by Debo, a Nigerian tailor who opened his business in Brescia 7 years ago. New and old generations weave the creation of objects by connecting not only a physical space but a local community located on the territory.
From light walls the Domestic Perimeters become portals which separate two worlds but offer a passage full of synergies. An agile home barrier to break down mental barriers.
Ph_ Nikola Lorenzin