Permanent installation at Le Palais de la Porte Dorée, Paris, 2018


MULTIPLE is a podium, a table, a bench. It is an accumulation of semicircular surfaces of variable heights (40, 70 and 100cm).


MULTIPLE assembles and disperses in a perpetual movement choreographed according to the corresponding event: 6 islands become a buffet, a buffet becomes a collection of amphitheatres, the amphitheatres become a central stage, the central stage becomes a large serpentine table, the large table breaks down and spreads to the corners of the museum and outwards. All combinations should be listed to produce an atlas of uses and shapes.


MULTIPLE is composed of a metal grid deck (20x60mm, 25mm thick) welded on a metal structure, both thermo lacquered. The forms and the chosen colors interact with the geometric and luminous variations of the Palais de la Porte Dorée and begin a dialogue with its architect Albert Laprade.


in collaboration with: Jean-Benoît Vétillard

client: Palais de la Porte Dorée

curators of “L’Envers du décor” festival of performing arts: Atelier Ciguë

team: Gabriel Biselli, Luiz Solano

surface:1000 sqm

photos: Giaime Meloni

construction: Corégie-Expo


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Salottobuono is an architectural office run by Matteo Ghidoni in Milan. Salottobuono has served as editor of the “Instructions and Manuals” section of Abitare magazine (2007-10) and as creative director of Domus magazine (2011, 2012). The office has taken part in the Venice Biennale (2008, 2012, 2014), and designed the Italian Pavilion in 2010. Salottobuono published the “Manual of Decolonization” (2010) and “Fundamental Acts” (2016).


Matteo Ghidoni – architect – was a founding partner of the research agency Multiplicity from 2002 to 2006. His work with Multiplicity was exhibited at Kunstwerke in Berlin (2003), the Venice Biennale (2003), the Musée d’art moderne in Paris (2003), the ZKM in Karlsruhe (2004) and the Beijing Biennial (2004). Ghidoni founded the architectural office Salottobuono in 2005. He has been a guest professor at the Istituto Universitario d’Architettura di Venezia (Venice) in the Faculty of Architecture, the Politecnico in Milan, the Royal Danish Academy of Arts in Copenhagen and the Pontificia Universidad Javeriana in Bogotà. He has given guest lectures at several schools and institutions including the Berlage Institute, Berkeley, and Columbia University. Ghidoni is co-founder and editor in chief of San Rocco, an independent international publication about architecture (www.sanrocco.info).