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8 Modern Architects at Home

Salone del Mobile previews its 2014 special exhibition—Where Architects Live—with a sneak peek into the personal living spaces of Zaha Hadid, David Chipperfield, Shigeru Ban, and more.
MASSIMILIANO and DORIANA FUKSAS Francesca Molteni writes, "A table, a window, a royal square, statues and horses. In Paris, Place des Vosges, Doriana and Massimiliano Fuksas’s home. Original Jean Prouvé furniture, and masses of artworks, from Fontana to Paladino. On the threshold, antique warriors stand guard over the house and protect it, like custodians awaiting the return of its traveling architects." Photo by Aki Furudate.

Francesca Molteni—of the Italian family who owns Molteni & C, among others—curated the exhibition "Where Architects Live," which will be held at Salone del Mobile in Milan this April. Molteni visited the private homes of eight world-renowned architects to conduct interviews and film their domestic spaces with the help of scenographer Davide Pizzigoni. The exhibition will recreates the private “rooms” of Shigeru Ban, Mario Bellini, David Chipperfield, Shigeru Ban, Mario Bellini, David Chipperfield, Massimiliano and Doriana Fuksas, Zaha Hadid, Marcio Kogan, Daniel Libeskind, and Bijoy Jain/Studio Mumbai. By revealing the details of these architects’ chosen environments, we get a chance to understand their obsessions and visions for living.

Visit Pavilion 9 at the Rho Milan Fairgrounds, April 8-13, to see it in person. And make sure to check back on for daily updates from the Milan fair.

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