Tie a yellow ribbon…

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As if Italy wasn’t stylish enough…

After more than 40 years since his last work in the country, Christo has selected Lake Iseo — 100 kilometers east of Milan — for his next installation, due to be executed in June 2016. For 16 days, visitors will have the opportunity to see The Floating Piers - 70,000 square meters of shimmering yellow fabric, carried by a modular dock system of 200,000 high-density polyethylene cubes floating on the surface of the water  and undulating with the movement of the waves. Visitors will experience ‘The Floating Piers’ as they walk from Sulzano to Monte Isola and to the island of San Paolo, which it completely encircles. The three kilometre long walkway extends clear across the water, with surrounding mountains offering a bird’s-eye view of golden network of passageways that lead in and around the city.

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Glorious. We’ll just take this as a clear invitation to visit our favourite city of design.

http://www.christojeanneclaude.net/projects/the-floating-piers#.VXSlqk3bL6U

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