020 The Domestic Monument of Human Renaissance

Designed by: Andrea Palmioli

Design Trust Affiliation: Design Trust Seed Grantee


In the time of a pandemic, Andrea Palmioli’s ‘The Domestic Monument of Human Renaissance’ affirms the ceremonial and behavioural role of design, configuring the significance of the relations between man, space, and objects at a micro-urbanistic level. 

From a functional perspective, it performs the role of a facial-mask holder, aiming to postulate the indissociable bond between the user and its objects. The symbolic narrative of the monument is enacted by three elements: the face mask as a referential interface between the outdoor and indoor, the human as an absent presence, and the home—in this context conceived as the supreme habitat and ultimate existential ambition. 

Image Credit: Andrea Palmioli

Website: Andrea Palmioli