Studiopepe’s Manifesto Project for Milan Design Week 2019 will be held inside a large industrial space, a former gold manufacture dating back to the 1900s.

The Arcanists were ante-litteram chemists, who held the arcane and secret knowledge of formulas able to create porcelain and to work with materials such as glass and metals.

Studiopepe, in collaboration with their partners, designs a path through design and bespoke pieces, re-editions of historical pieces, art pieces and installation rooms in which the connection between matter, archetypes and the power of symbols is deepened. Over the centuries, from Renaissance courts to Jungian psychoanalysis, forever suspended between the rational and irrational, divining practices have become increasingly complex rituals. The interpretation of the Arcana is a tool for personal growth, through the study of the archetypes that the cards represent. The experience of Les Arcanistes translates into a sequence of spaces: the Source of the Vibrational Water, the Materioteca, the Alchemic Laboratory and the Mantica Society.

NAME: Les Arcanistes
LOCATION: Milan
PHOTOGRAPHY: Giuseppe Dinnella & Andrea Ferrari YEAR: 2019