industry insider | Apr 10, 2017 |
Refugee-focused exhibit debuts at Salone del Mobile
Boh staff

Contemporary furniture brand Moroso’s flagship store in Milan hosted an installation designed by Greek artist Achilleas Souras during Salone del Mobile. The exhibit, “SOS—Save Our Souls,” addresses the European refugee crisis by repurposing refugees’ life jackets into refugee housing. 

Refugee-focused exhibit debuts at Salone del Mobile

“This powerful political-social installation is built around the life jackets discarded by refugees on Greece’s shores,” Moroso explains. “The work fuses social engagement with the practical aim of extending protection from water to land. The young Achilleas is repurposing life jackets that saved refugees on the sea to shelter them on land.” 

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