Degni di Nota.
Design in Italy in critical times.
Curated by Gianmaria Sforza, in collaboration with Ali Filippini.
1 June – 18 June, 2011
Stories & objects
Camera bike 5.1 by Alfonso Cantafora, Titta by Esploratori dello Spazio, Panchina Circolare by esterni with Jair Straschnow & Wouter Nieuwendjik], Tabolo Binario by Francesco Faccin, Le Morandine by Sonia Pedrazzini & Le Great Escape by Servomuto
What is hidden behind a design?
The project stems from a desire to know about the history of an object through the voice of those who conceived it, and trying to figure out and understand something of the design and of Italy today.
Today we communicate in many ways, in many different media, but less and less, and the most interesting things remain unsaid, implied, under the surface of objects, or hidden between the pages shown to the latest fashion magazine.
Perhaps there are also good ideas outside of the usual circuit, and other ways of communicating by investing resources, not just economic ones, to make them circulate.
Over the course of one year, the project will be hosted in various European cities and will come to an end at the Salone del Mobile in Milan in 2012 with a printed book and a video document. The selection of objects on display will change and increase over time, together with the project.
In the video document, the floor will be given to the creators of these objects and to those who want to talk with them in and out of the hosting spaces. A printed book will compile all the experiences and insights gathered along the road.
Collect good stories to tell about Italy and design, saying it like it is in these difficult times, with the pleasure of further deepening our knowledge.
With the support of:
Italian Cultural Institute in Berlin
As part of: