The first Melampo store speaks to the street. It is learning a new language and culture, but not forgetting its own origins. Like the items of the new collection, that seem to be speaking to passers-by, also this magic box has an Italian core. It penetrates Berlin’s city fabric, trying to operate sensitively into it.
The plain case shows up the exposition and complies with both the neat virtuoso shapes and the chromatic explosion. Clothes stands are made of brass, like an aviary where accessories lie. Lights are satellites, floating as if drawn in the air. Some of these objects belong to a different time, to the Italian cultural landscape where design and art deeply comprehended each other. Others are designed by Pietro Russo, who today projects this tradition into the future. More brass elements, sort of sewing machine’s spools, build the structure of a unique stand for dresses and shirts that resembles Milan Cathedral.
In this store, where you can have a playful experience, a Carrara-marble table that is a piece of architecture welcomes you like an imperturbable butler. In the strict design of Frédéric Louis Fourrichon, you spot once again an Italian touch: the teaching of Carlo Scarpa and Angelo Mangiarotti.