HACKING DAY: La Rinascente has grown as a benchmark for trends, fashion, design and art. It’s not surprising then that the department store on Monday kicked off Milan’s Salone del Mobile, the city’s furniture and design show, with a series of events and exhibitions called “Hacked,” coordinated by journalist and curator Beatrice Galilee. The “hacking” will run over the entire building, starting from the façade, which will be illuminated by Carmody Groarke’s lanterns, consisting of sweeping metal hoops on two levels.

Indoors, the store’s bar will be hosting “Hacked Lab,” within a temporary installation that will feature during the week a number of performances and workshops by young artists and designers, focused on a wide variety of subjects, from food to cinema.

And not to be missed, on Wednesday, a group of designers called “Technology Will Save Us” will be taking over the hacked space and holding a full day of workshops, teaching guests how to make a “thirsty plant detector” in order to know exactly when their plants need water. Moreover, for those who never tire of DIY, there will be a chance to create one’s own musical instrument by using basic electronic components.

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