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.

XX1 Triennale Internazional Exhibition Milan 2016

Red Dot Award 
Communication Design 2016


Warm Modernity
Indian Architecture Building Democracy
Diocesan Museum, Milan

2 April - 12 September 2016

curated by Maddalena d’Alfonso
photos by Marco Introini

One of the official events of the XX1 International Triennale di Milano, “Design After Design,” the exhibition “Warm Modernity. Indian Architecture, Building Democracy” investigates the origins and fortunes of participatory architecture, inspired by Otto Koenigsberger's experiences in India and the protocol he developed in 1945 containing rules and economical guidelines for implementing the action-planning of cities.
The exhibition, based on a 5-year Indo-Italian research project, illustrates the consequences of democratic choice in independent India, its concrete existence and its globalized outcomes, which remain topical today. Four examples of Democratic New Towns are presented, Jamshedpur, Bhubaneswar, Faridabad and Chandigarh, the result of interplay between the ideas and experiences of Frey, Drew and Le Corbusier and those of their Indian counterparts, Varma, Doshi, Correa and Rewal. The cities are described in detail and documented by means of photographs of their current state, now as functional and interconnected as modern European cities.
The projects implemented by India during the process of its democratization can be considered the first step of the adoption of an inclusive system by newly independent countries.
UniFor is supporting the project in the role of technical sponsor.