Milano Water Design

Antonio Citterio e Patricia Viel

The area of the Corte Ducale del Castello Sforzesco is dedicated to the theme of water as a source of well-being and will host the “Clear Sweet Fresh Water” installation, a project designed by Antonio Citterio and Patricia Viel, which includes companies such as Ethimo, Flos, Forme D’acqua and Reggiani Illuminazione, as well as Lea Ceramiche.

A body of water that alludes to immeasurable depths and conjures images of the sixteenth century courtyard. The spray of water turns the surrounding area to mist. The contrast between the gleaming reflection on the still surface of the water and the blurred backdrop gives a dreamy feeling, almost as if being half asleep. Under the colonnade, the surreal fresco floats in the twilight.

Ultra-thin Slimtech tiles from Lea Ceramiche are used to cover the large central basin. The 3.5mm thick laminated porcelain tiles, with sizes up to 3 m X 1 m, are cut to cover the entire surface. Slimtech is one of the most innovative products in the ceramics sector to date. It is suitable for countless applications and is extremely customizable. It is not only excellent for floor and wall covering; Slimtech can also be applied to furniture, doors, kitchen tops and bathroom tops. In external areas, it ensures hygiene, resistance to chlorine, chemical agents, temperature changes, sunlight and aging. These qualities make it the most appropriate solution for lining swimming pools, as well as for cladding buildings with ventilated walls and external thermal insulation systems.