A talisman is a small object meant to lavish magical or protective property and supposed to bring luck. Varying across countries, religions, civilization or society, for some people, the talisman lies its strength in the ideas it embodies, for others, in matter of which is made.
For its 10th anniversary, IN Residence has organized ‘Talisman – Contemporary Symbolic Objects’ an exhibition curated by Barbara Brondi & Marco Rainò where 46 international designers have been invited to give their own interpretation of the talisman. Amongst them, Sabine Marcelis, Philippe Malouin or even Ferréol Babin have imagined unique pieces especially for the occasion, all displayed and auctioned in the historical setting of Palazzo Clerici for six days during this Milan Design Week. Wether it’s rubber glasses offering a look on the future or a magnetic brass stem hanging trinkets, everything is a matter of perception.
Photography by Tullio Deorsola