“Cabinet of Curiosities” exhibition in Philadelphia


The “Cabinet of Curiosities” exhibition, inaugurated at Porro duriniquindici showroom in Milan during Salone del Mobile 2015, continues its tour of the major design international events and the brand’s top retailers all over the world, and after being shown in the Southeast Asia arrived in Philadelphia on the occasion of DesignPhiladelphia
The “Cabinet of Curiosities” display had been chosen to enrich the “News Inside World: Light and Form” exhibition inside the Arch Street Meeting House held form the 6th of October to the 15th by Minima, a premiere design showroom featuring contemporary furniture.
Past, present, and future coexist in unique ambience inside the exhibition site: the Arch Street Meeting House a national historic landmark, that has been a church and a historic meeting place for the founding fathers of the USA, located in the Old City of Philadelphia, one of the oldest neighborhoods in the United States.
In this world heritage site, the “Cabinet of Curiosities” exhibition tells the story which has brought Porro to an important 90 year milestone faithful to its unusual recipe for living, its unique mix of minimalism and experimentation. Starting from the ideal of a “closet”, typical of its activity and stressing once more the company search for new materials, Porro invited all the designers who in time designed the company collections and some other special names to design this collection of wooden boxes, mixing at ease the company 16 woods, different in function and opening as well. A series of curiosities translated in “extrasmall scale” the high technical quality, matter and appearance of any brand proposal furthermore stressing the company unique capacity to follow the designer wishes but offering at the same time the widest possible number of tailor-made proposals.