Monster Cabaret

17 - 22 April 2018
Teatro Gerolamo
Piazza Ceasare Beccaria 8, Milan

Who's Looking At You? by Maurizio Galante & Tal Lancman

Who’s looking at you? The monster in the Mirror! “Behind the idea is the beloved monster who stares back at us when looking into a mirror,” says the creative duo Galante and Lancman about their design.


One of the world's most respected haute couture fashion designers Maurizio Galante teamed up with Tal Lancman in 2003. They have been working under the label INTERWARE since then. Their crossover vision transverses the different design disciplines, from fashion to furniture, interiors, lights, food, architecture and gardening.

Their mirror can be scary but also challenging at the same time. When you look at it and possible in it, you can see something you were afraid to see. “It always reveals monstrous hidden, unbearable truths to the onlooker. Equipped with 101 eyes reflects a multifaceted reality,” said about their creation the authors.

The monster has an archaic origin. It is covered with obsidian scales in green uranium shade and pale pink egg-shaped eyes.

My monsters

What are your private monsters?

Our Kaiju monster collection, which dates from the early 60s until today. Some of these figurines carry the signature of children they once belonged to.

What was the monster you were afraid of in your childhood?

Tal: When I was a little boy I invented a monster with an elastic throat. Whenever I was standing at the bottom of the stairs leading to our apartment on the top floor of the building, I imagined that the monster started chasing me. She remained at the bottom of the stairs, and only her throat stretched behind me as I ran upstairs..

What are the most frightening monsters of today?

Intolerant and ignorant monsters.

Find your monsters

Teatro Gerolamo

Piazza Cesare Becaria 8, Milan


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