70 x 7 The Meal Act XXXVII, Milan
Matériaux: Royal Limoges porcelain plate, enamel and platimum. Edition of 50 plates
Exhibition history: 2015, ZegnArt, Ermenegildo Zegna global headquarters, Milan
Courtesy: Lucy + Jorge Orta and Fondazione Zegna
Comissioned by ZegnArt for Expo Milan 2015, Lucy + Jorge Orta created the setting for Act XXXVII of the series, 70 x 7 The Meal. Watch the video clip.
The artists transformed the remarkable architecture designed by Antonio Citterio into a forest of immense floral murals. The larger-than-life wall paintings were inspired by research undertaken in the Heberlein Fund, a vast printed textile collection conserved by the Zegna Archive. At the centerpiece a life-size tree drawing whose branches guide visitors to food stations, where chef Davide Oldani prepared a menu of sustainable delicacies. The limited edition Royal Limoges porcelain plates, designed by the artists for the occasion support the restoration of the Punta Mesco in Italy. For each edition sold, a row of vines will be planted, bearing the name of each owner.