Sunbrella Captures Attention at Milan 2019 through Collaborative Textile Art Installation
In partnership with Brooklyn artist Liz Collins, Sunbrella presented “Summit Suite” at Milan Design Week 2019 at Galleria Rossana Orlandi. The highly touted installation was a multi-partner collaboration, rooted in innovation and sustainability from Sunbrella, Collins, Ligne Roset, Ardwyn Binding, and Colonial Mills. The “Summit Suite,” multi-level installation captured attention at Milan Design Week, being noted as one of the top installations of 2019 by Interior Design Magazine.
The interactive installation presented three main rooms, the ‘Mountain Room,’ the ‘Fur Room,’ and the ‘Light Room.’ Collins conceptualized this idea in an effort to capture the landscape of the city of Milan itself. In Milan, Liz is inspired most by the mountain ranges lining the city. As you journey up the mountain, you are captivated by a multitude of colors, and the detail nature offers evolves the higher you climb.
“This installation is about pushing the boundaries outside the scope of everyday design – it highlights a space where artistry meets design,” said Executive Design Director at Sunbrella, Greg Voorhis. “It was through the partnership between Sunbrella, Liz Collins and Ligne Roset, that we accomplished this vision.”
Collins experimented and explored with Sunbrella materials, as well as Ligne Roset lighting and furniture elements to embody a bold interpretation of the ‘energy and nature’ theme. Each room is meant to activate your senses through these static elements.