David Chipperfield Architects Works 2018

Basilica Palladiana. Vicenza


12 May
2 September 2018

 

After 12 years, distinguished contemporary architecture returns to Vicenza with an exhibition at the Basilica Palladiana devoted to David Chipperfield Architects.
Organized by the City of Vicenza and Abacoarchitettura, the exhibition will be installed to a project by Chipperfield himself within the Basilica, which has been restored to its previous splendor following extensive restoration work.
“David Chipperfield Architects Works 2018” will present a selection of 15 of his recent projects in various stages of development, illustrating a series of activities that take place in a modern architectural firm. In an era dominated by images, the identity of David Chipperfield Architects can be difficult to define because it is deeply rooted in an approach that privileges the design process and teamwork, rather than a particular style. Revealing the logic behind the design process and the resulting creation of architecture thus becomes essential for understanding the values that link the firm's body of works on an international level.
The presentation of each project is handled by the respective design teams in London, Berlin, Milan and Shanghai. Together they reveal a willingness to take on complex cultural, professional and intellectual challenges.
Alongside the presentation of the 15 projects is an introductory survey of the main buildings completed since the launching of the firm in 1985 through today, thereby offering additional context with which to view the works on display.

UniFor is supporting this cultural project in the role of technical sponsor of the display setup.



Amata Bellezza. Flowers and Visions. Mario Carrieri

Triennale di Milano


from 19 October
to  19 November 2017

A key, very reserved figure in the world of Italian photography, Mario Carrieri gathers the results of years of work in the cycle of images in this exhibition.
In his solitary photographic research on “Flowers and Visions,” in what might be erroneously described as “still lifes,” he sets out to interpret the tragic character of human existence, presenting on his own imaginary visual stage a “Whole” that is dramatically visionary and pantheistic, almost theatrical, as if suspended on the thread of a light so remote as to seem to be frozen outside of time. In his photographs, the actors in this drama are in fact simply flowers and their infinite, perishable beauty.
Flowers and beauty that flow in the delirious river of a universal nothingness, shattered by their own suffering. The exhibition includes very large works shown in public for the first time, in a big space of the Milan Triennale, offering viewers a key of interpretation of extreme technical prowess and intensity.

UniFor supports the cultural project in the role of the technical sponsor.

Musée des Arts Décoratifs

“Jean Nouvel - Mes meubles d’architecte”
Musée des Arts Décoratifs, Parigi
27 October 2016  12 February 2017

“Je ne suis pas un designer, mais un architecte qui fait du design”. (I am not a designer, I am an architect who designs.) This is what Jean Nouvel has to say about his work creating furniture and objects. The result is gathered in a rich collection on exhibition from 27 October 2016 to 12 February 2017 at the Musée des Arts Décoratifs in Paris. More than 100 pieces of furniture will be distributed throughout the museum in a sort of dialogue with the permanent collections, including those dedicated to the Middle Ages and the Renaissance. All of the furnishings by Jean Nouvel for the Molteni Group will be on display. The architect has worked in collaboration with Molteni for over 20 years, beginning with the project for the Fondation Cartier (1994) and with the creation of a design icon of the 20th century, the Less table, which later evolved into LessLess and LessLess Color, with the sheet-metal being replaced by aluminum. Instantly recognizable, functional and above all lightweight, the table is manufactured by UniFor for office environments and is also proposed by Molteni&C for domestic use. The exhibition will also include Cases, a surprisingly simple and flexible modular office furnishing system, and the exclusive Table au KM, an extra-large table in solid wood, produced by in a limited edition of six versions and distributed by Gagosian Gallery and Gallerie Patrick Seguin.

Jean Nouvel's collaboration with the Molteni Group has consolidated over time with the execution of several major contract projects, office design projects and special exhibitions, in particular for UniFor.