Fondazione Bisazza Italia, Vicenza Exhibition, Architecture Show
Fondazione Bisazza Vicenza
Contemporary Architecture + Design in Italy
16 May 2013
Fondazione Bisazza Exhibition
THE BISAZZA FOUNDATION
The project of the Foundation – a private non-profit organization open to the public – arises from the attention and sensitivity towards the culture of design and architecture that has always animated Bisazza.
Piero and Rossella Bisazza, respectively the President and Vice-President of the Foundation, state: “the Bisazza Foundation has a dual vocation: it is intended as an exhibition space to bring together works and installations by contemporary designers and architects who, over the course of the last 20 years, have created original applications for mosaics; it is also proposed as a cultural subject in continuous interaction with other international institutions for the purposes of hosting projects and exhibitions of design and architecture, not necessarily associated with mosaics”.
The spaces of the Foundation are spread over an area of approximately 6000 m2, which in the past was reserved for company production, and then refurbished and converted into exhibition areas in keeping with designer Carlo Dal Bianco’s project.
The substantial permanent collection consists of installations created by designers such as Tord Boontje, Aldo Cibic, Sandro Chia, Jaime Hayon, Arik Levy, Alessandro Mendini, Fabio Novembre, Mimmo Paladino, Andrée Putman, Ettore Sottsass, Studio Job, Patricia Urquiola, Marcel Wanders, and, from May 2013, Richard Meier.
An area of more than 1000 m2 is given over to accommodating travelling exhibitions and installations by internationally renowned designers, produced by the Foundation or developed in collaboration with it, on tour from foreign institutions. The Foundation’s intent is to interact and dialogue with other foundations and museums of design and architecture, creating a network for the presentation of unique projects in Italy.
The Bisazza Foundation was opened to public last June 2012. The inaugural exhibition was devoted to the work of John Pawson, titled “John Pawson – Plain Space. Architecture and Design” and it came from the Design Museum, London. On this occasion, the British architect designed a site-specific installation called “1:1 (One to One)” that today enriches the Permanent Collection at the
Foundation. Later in November 2012, the Foundation organised and produced its first design exhibition in strict collaboration with Arik Levy, titled “Experimental
Growth”. Arik Levy designed another site-specific and permanent installation called “RockChamber,” entirely covered with black mosaics and Virtual Truth, a multimedia experience.
The 2013 programs include, from May 17th to July 28th, a retrospective of Richard Meier on the occasion of the fiftieth anniversary of his activity. Richard Meier will also design a new permanent design installation for the Bisazza Foundation.
THE WORKS OF THE FOUNDATION’S PERMANENT COLLECTION
Alessandro Mendini, Il Cavaliere di Dürer (The Knight of Dürer), 2011
Alessandro Mendini, Mobili per Uomo (Furniture for Men), 1997-2008
Alessandro Mendini, Poltrona di Proust Monumentale (Proust Monumental Armchair), 2005
Arik Levy, Rock Chamber, 2012
Ettore Sottsass, Ritrovati frammenti di Mosaico (Rediscovered fragments of Mosaic), 2005-2006
Jaime Hayon, Jet Set, 2008
Jaime Hayon, Pixel Ballet, 2007
John Pawson, 1:1 (One to One), 2012
Marcel Wanders, Bisazza Motel, 2004
Sandro Chia, Bagnanti intelligenti (Intelligent Bathers) 2002 and Divano a mare (Seaside Sofa) 2003
Mimmo Paladino, Buon Viaggio e Buona Fortuna (Goodbye and Good Luck), 2006
Studio Job, Silver Ware, 2007
Patricia Urquiola, By Side, 2006
Fabio Novembre, Godot, 2003
Fabio Novembre, Love Over All, 2003
President: Piero Bisazza
Vice-President: Rossella Bisazza
Councillors: Roberta and Alessandro Bisazza
Executive Director: Maria Cristina Didero
Alessandro Mendini – designer and Designer
Alexander von Vegesack – Chairman of Vitra Design Museum
Hervé Chandès – Director of the Fondation Cartier pour l’Art Contemporain
Guta Moura Guedes – Director of Experimenta Design
Stefano Casciani – Director/Editor of Disegno magazine: the new industrial culture
Richard Meier. Architecture and Design
May 17th to July 28th, 2013
Hours: Wednesday to Sunday, 11 am to 6 pm
For more information contact:
Viale Milano, 56 – 36075 Montecchio Maggiore (VI) – Italy
Richard Meier Retrospective Exhibition, Fondazione Bisazza, Vicenza, Italy
“Richard Meier. Architecture and Design” A Retrospective Exhibit
photograph Courtesy Richard Meier & Partners
Fondazione Bisazza Exhibition
About The Fondazione Bisazza
The project of the Foundation – a private non-profit organization open to the public – arises from the attention and sensitivity towards the culture of design and architecture that has always animated Bisazza. The spaces of the Foundation are spread over an area of approximately 6000 m2, which in the past was reserved for company production, and then refurbished and converted into exhibition areas. The substantial permanent collection consists of installations created by designers and architects such as Ettore Sottsass, Alessandro Mendini, Andrée Putman, Marcel Wanders, Patricia Urquiola ,Tord Boontje, Aldo Cibic, Jaime Hayon, Arik Levy, Fabio Novembre, Studio Job, artists like Mimmo Paladino and Sandro Chia, and starting from May 2013 Richard Meier. An area of more than 1000 m2 is given over to accommodating travelling exhibitions and installations, produced by the Foundation or developed in collaboration with international institutions. The Foundation’s intent is to interact and dialogue with other foundations and museums of design and architecture, creating a network for the presentation of unique projects in Italy.
tel. + 39 02 76021313
Location:Fondazione Bisazza, Vicenza, Italy
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