February 24, 2015 – January 2016 (day and night)

Edited by Italian curator Monica Nascimbeni, the exhibition “Sopra il Sotto –Tombini Art raccontano la Città Cablata” (“Over The Under – Manhole Art Tells The Story Of A Cabled City”) is a cultural initiative created by Metroweb, the owner company of the largest fibre optic network in Europe and the real patron of this visionary art project which explains the optic fibre network and its innovation through a unique exhibition. The third edition of Manhole Art shows 24 manhole covers designed by some great protagonists of the Italian fashion world. The project is sponsored the Municipality of Milan and in partnership with the Camera Nazionale della Moda Italiana (The National Chamber for Italian Fashion) and Oxfam Italia.

“It is a special edition which, on the occasion of Expo 2015, (May 1-October 31) aims at celebrating and interpreting Milan’s international flair throughexcellent representatives”, says Metroweb CEO Alberto Trondoli.

From February 24, 2015 in via Montenapoleone and in via S.Andrea there will be 24 artistic manhole covers, unique and original pieces, hand-carved and hand-painted, site-specifically conceived and created by the stylists who decided to take part to the project with enthusiasm and to trigger their creativity: Giorgio Armani, Just Cavalli, Etro, Missoni, Larusmiani, Laura Biagiotti, Costume National, Moschino, 10 Corso Como, Prada, Trussardi, DSquared2, Versace, Iceberg, Brunello Cucinelli, Hogan, Alberta Ferretti, Valentino, Salvatore Ferragamo, Emilio Pucci, Giuseppe Zanotti Design, Ermenegildo Zegna.

“Special attention will be given to the interaction of art and fashion with the urban context and to technological innovation, starting from Metroweb’s optic fibre network, which made Milan become the most cabled city in Europe”.

Where: via MonteNapoleone and via S. Andrea, Milan:
Inauguration: Tuesday February 24, 2015 from 6.30 p.m., on the road

Starting top left: Valentino, Etro, Salvatore Ferragamo, DSquared2, Emilio Pucci, Missoni, Metroweb – Garofolo, Giuseppe Zanotti Design, Just Cavalli