Gentle touch of re-Waste
Gentle Touch of re-Waste is a collective of public and urban design dedicated to the greenery, with the curatorship of Rossana Orlandi and the artistic direction of Arch. Lucio Micheletti, which welcomed a new design mood in the Bandello Garden, signed by international designers, based on the theme of re-Waste material.
But that’s not all. The exhibition had the primary intention of not being merely an aesthetic display and mastery, but a true kind gesture: a gift to the city, to Milan, and to its world, to the lives that make it up. The return, temporarily, to the public, of a hidden and forgotten space, in one of Milan’s historic areas, while at the same time making it imbued with a power of dissemination and reflection, on themes such as sustainable production, responsible choices, and the ability to excite and encourage a sense of reciprocity.
The kind gesture did not stop with the Milan Design Week: thanks to the support of ESSELUNGA – RoGUILTLESSPLASTIC’s historical Partner – the Bandello Garden will be permanently returned to Milan: this green space will be rethought for a permanent and regenerative welcome for all the public, including the very close proximity to San Vittore, with a kind project that will welcome urban furniture made of re-Waste material.
Since Giardino Bandello touches the walls of San Vittore, part of the layout – the curbs of the circular flowerbeds made of wood derived from the Vaia storm and the spent ropes used for lifting crane loads – were made, under the guidance of designer Andrea Zambelli, by a team of inmates right inside the San Vittore prison and then placed on the ground.
In addition, a bench made by the inmates of San Vittore was placed in one of the circular flowerbeds, an iconographic symbol of the economy generated by the regeneration of materials.