At FuoriSalone: Ancient throne rooms with Battilossi

Battilossi took visitors to the magic of the throne room of Imperial China with its rugs, reinterpreted with a contemporary spirit.

The darkness of the Sala delle Colonne (Hall of Columns) of the Circolo Filologico lights up with the precious sparkles in the installation by Nicola Gallizia, making it possible to relive the fascination with court rituals and the opulent atmosphere of the ancient Chinese throne rooms, with their lavish textiles and imposing seating.

The company’s 2022 collection is showcases in the installation with a 3mx3m Foo Dog Dark rug acting as a backdrop to the scene, where mythical Foo Dog figures, the lion guardians traditionally placed in front of the buildings of the Chinese emperors, chase each other. 

In the centre of the scene is a 3mx4m Dragon rug where two dragons float about gracefully, the incarnation of the yang concept, the fertile spirit and male creator, symbol of the Chinese emperor. 

At the sides are two abstract 3m x 4m Jiaguwen rugs with their stripes inspired by the coats of tigers.

On pedestals are four meditation mats, small extraordinary silky objects, inspired by the flowers that are the symbol of the different seasons: orchid for spring, lotus for summer, chrysanthemum for autumn and peach blossom for winter.

The collection is imagined in two colour variations, chosen by reconciling the references of the past with the use possibilities in the world of interiors today. The first, presented in the show, is dominated by blue, green, ruby red, orange, sky blue, aubergine, original chiaroscuro in bold and sophisticated chromatic combinations. 

The second favours light and bright shades, ivory, beige, grey, orange, sky blue, blue: nuances with a delicate sensuality, in perfect chromatic harmony.

Battilossi FuoriSalone

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