Dear Shaded Viewers,
It is hard not to fall for Isola Comacina. Utterly romantic and inspiring, the island was given as a present to Belgian King Albert I in 1917. Three years later, he returned it to the Italian state, but Isola Comacina remains a testimony of the fruitful relationship between both countries. What makes the island stand out is its temporary residency scheme for artists and designers, whereby creative minds get to experience Isola Comacina for a few weeks, developing their own personal projects. The atmosphere is unique and several Belgian designers enjoy living and working on the island, albeit temporarily. Poetic is a word that summarizes it well.
Before heading back to Milan, our lovely DP and I couldn't resist some branch-hugging, Comacina style.