Milan Design Week 2022: Lights and delights in the Garden of Eden


A spectacular and luxuriant Garden of Eden where new lights are revealed as unprecedented objects of desire

As part of Fuori Salone 2022, Ferruccio Laviani transforms Foscarini Spazio Monforte into a stunning Garden of Eden where objects of desire – Tonda by Laviani himself and Bridge by Francesco Meda – are the latest innovations. The lower floor features Nile by Rodolfo Dordoni and Chiaroscura by Alberto and Francesco Meda, as well as Foscarini’s current research together with Andrea Anastasio on ceramics, decoration and light.



Foscarini’s new products for 2022 are revealed in a fascinating installation designed by Ferruccio Laviani that redesigns and transforms the upper floor of Foscarini Spazio Monforte into a garden of Eden. De-Light Garden – the evocative name chosen for the installation – is an immersive journey in a luxuriant garden where new lights are revealed as unprecedented objects of desire for design lovers.

In the words of the designer himself, De-Light Garden plays on the theme of temptation and desire by reinterpreting the scene of Adam and Eve intent on gathering the forbidden fruit:


Delighting means giving pleasure that’s also visual and tactile.  De-light is dedicated to the subtle thread that binds us all in the overwhelming urge to possess something and the temptation we feel in desiring it. And it is precisely the temptation and pleasure that light, in all its forms, gives us that inspired me for the installation at Foscarini Spazio Monforte. When you enter you’re surrounded by the Garden of Eden and you see, as if frozen in time, the scene of Adam and Eve intent on plucking the fruit from the tree of Good and Evil, in a setting that looks like it’s straight out of a Dürer engraving. With this setup I wanted to give the idea that ‘falling into temptation’ every now and again is pleasant and that design and light also become an object of desire”.


The focus of the De-Light Garden are two brand-new lights: the TONDA suspension light designed by Laviani himself and the BRIDGE table light by Francesco Meda, now in her second partnership with Foscarini after having designed CHIAROSCURA together with her father Alberto.


The presentation of new products continues on the showroom’s lower floor with NILE by Rodolfo Dordoni and CHIAROSCURA by Alberto and Francesco Meda. These products, while very different and with their own identity, together confirm Foscarini’s consistently pioneering vision and its ability to constantly redefine the rules.

As further proof of Foscarini’s more experimental and innovative spirit, a great deal of space is dedicated to the research that the brand is conducting together with Andrea Anastasio on the theme of ceramics and interaction with light.

Finally, Foscarini presents some additions to its range, with ceiling versions of GREGG, CHOUCHIN, GEM, TARTAN and RITUALS as well as a new anthracite finish for the APLOMB suspension light.



Press Preview 5th June 3pm – 7 pm / 6th June 10 am – 7 pm