Sometimes things sound better on paper than they actually are. The Fuorisalone has officially started so here are the events, exhibitions and installations that we have actually seen and appreciated. The first post is for the hard and pure design lovers …
U-Joints, PlusDesign Gallery, via Archimede 26
An exhibition that designers will love. And that will certainly be appreciated also by those who are fascinated by the complexities of making things (styling lovers had better abstain). Andrea Caputo and Anniina Koivu have put together a splendid collection of u-joints , the elements that allow two axes to join and move. A reasoned and well explained repertoire, displayed in a simple but impeccable setting, which gives value to detail and dignifies industrial design. Info and times.
Lina Bo Bardi e Giancarlo Palanti 1948 – 1951, Nilufar Depot, via Lancetti 34
Lovers of the history of design will be amazed at this opportunity to see, all together and under the same roof, so many pieces by Lina Bo Bardi. The designer, architect and Italian curator who made a fortune in Brazil, who died in 1992, is in fact a cult character. A woman who called the art “cultural anthropology” and who was involved in combining traditional craftsmanship and design (and it was 1964!). The exhibition is a gift for the eyes. The video that tells the route of Bo Bardi is not to be missed. Until 7:30 pm
Cascina Cuccagna, De rerum natura, via Cuccagna 3
A collective which investigates the relationship between man and nature, curated by Matteo Ragni. Among the most interesting projects, the Eutopia chair by Francisco Gomez Paz (of which we wrote here, with an interview with the designer) and the project by Pietro Corraini with Superstuff. It’s called Trapulin 2.0 and it’s a mini-container that a 3D printer creates by following “open” files. The algorithm works inside parameters defined by the designer but in a free way and the result are mini-vases that are always different. Delicious. Info and times
Sit down, please! 10 ways to sit with internoitaliano, viale Tibaldi 10
Un’occasione per vedere come nascono le sedute della “fabbrica diffusa” di internoitaliano. Progettate nello studio di Giulio Iacchetti e realizzate in collaborazione con artigiani italiani selezionati. Info e orari.
Cover photo: U-Joints, picture by Laura Traldi