Venue for haute cuisine but also a privileged corner dedicated to art.
The 2 Michelin star restaurant Il Piccolo Principe hosts the installation “Setole” (Bristles) by Francesca Pasquali.
The project redefines the dialectic between objects made for daily use and the possibility of building a new aesthetic space.
The “Setole” sculptures, made from the synthetic filaments used to make brushes, live in symbiosis with their surroundings.
One of the most surprising results of “Setole” is its ability to dialogue between past and present. The installation, characterised by a modern concept, can be found in a building with so much history and architectural heritage.
The luminescence of the broom filaments inhabits the space in respectful silence, mindful of the history, epochs and vogues of the setting, where the plastic material is embraced and recreates symmetry and grace.
A project whose aim is to redefine the use and aesthetic appeal of everyday objects and create a composition that stimulates the senses, not just of sight, but also of touch and hearing, of the public.
The installation reinstates the variety of properties and intrinsic value possessed by a material considered sterile.
The long sinuous bristles invite you into a relationship, offering guests an all-round sensory experience.
All while paying great attention to the issue of reuse of waste. The goal is to begin to consider waste materials as resources to be re-evaluated through regeneration and transformation.
Indeed, one of Francesca Pasquali’s goals is to instil in the public the awareness of the potential value of disposable objects.
A common thread that we find in many works, such as the work commissioned by the Sydney Opera House, “Islands”, which reproduces the geography of Sydney Harbour using 150,000 disposable straws discarded by the many restaurants and clubs around the Opera House.