The acoustic tiles Milleforma Cotone are the new cladding for the main wall of the dressing room #2 of the Arcimboldi Theatre in Milan, and are integrated with the other elements of the installation designed by the Park Associati Studio as part of the VIETATO L’INGRESSO (NO ENTRANCE) iniziative

With the project Vietato l’Ingresso (No Entry), curated by Giulia Pellegrino, the Arcimboldi Theatre invited 17 architectural firms to redesign as many of the theater’s dressing rooms, with the aim of giving each of the spaces its own soul and unique atmosphere, on the occasion of its reopening to the public after a year of forced closure.

Park Associati has worked on the concept, on the interior design and on the realization of the Darkness and Light project, which has transformed dressing room #2 of the Arcimboldi Theatre into a place of concentration and communication at the same time, where black, also with the use of Milleforma Cotone acoustic coverings, stages the boundary between reality and representation, and light reveals their co-presence in the theater.

Park Associati’s concept identifies the theatrical dressing room as a place that absorbs and reflects, it absorbs the actor’s concentration and tension before going on stage, it witnesses the metamorphosis of make-up and dressing, it welcomes confidences, jokes, anxiety and liberation.

The black color accentuates the need to gather, and the studio chose to cover the wall with small sound-absorbing Milleforma cotone panels rectangle, Rettangolo 30 twill format, which give the main wall a material surface and a geometric movement that dialogues harmoniously with the light and minerality of the other painted walls.

The dressing rooms of the theater, usually places where entry is forbidden (vietato l’ingresso), were opened to the public for visits during the Fuorisalone – Milano Design Week, to give all visitors the experience of being not only spectators but to live the spaces reserved for artists, breathing firsthand as protagonists the different atmospheres and emotions that each studio was able to create inside each dressing room.