Due carpe: acqua/terra - villaggi/città. Fenomenologie


Palazzo della Ragione, Padua

Kengo Kuma was the guest of honor at the third edition of the "Barbara Cappochin" International Architecture Biennial.

With an exhibition curated by Kuma himself, in collaboration with Carlotta De Bevilacqua, the exhibition “Due carpe: acqua/terra - villaggio/città - Fenomenologie” presented a virtual voyage that wound its way through ancient Japanese traditions, involving visitors in an original and deeply moving experience. Two imposing structures in the form of carps, built in sheer organza and also viewable from within, together with a raised walkway in backlit glass, acted as projection screens on which the architect showed images of his most acclaimed works and in this way narrated his artistic and professional life. The carps, which in Japan are a symbol of new life, represented “the close ties between new architecture and tradition, as well as a symbolic bridge between Italy and Japan.” UniFor supported the project as a technical sponsor.

Published: October 12, 2007

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Poldi Pozzoli Museum, "Mantegna ritrovato"

UniFor is proud to support once again the Poldi Pezzoli Museum as a technical sponsor.


Events | 2020.09.22

Decor & Decorum: conversation with Tobia Scarpa

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UniFor @ Paris Design Week

UniFor presents a new multimedia window, curated by Ron Gilad, for the Paris Design Week in its showroom in 6 Rue des Saints Pères.

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Workspace Dubai

UniFor will take part at WORKSPACE, the largest commercial interior design event in the Middle East. The which will take place in Dubai from 17th to 10th September. 
This year WORKSPACE will also be part of Middle East Design and Hospitality Week (MEDHW), the biggest celebration of design and hospitality in the Region.

Events | 2019.09.06

New Opening - UniFor Showroom Paris

On the occasion of its 50th anniversary, UniFor is restoring and renewing the historic showroom of its French branch, designed by Afra and Tobia Scarpa in 1979. The newly renovated spaces has been inaugurated during Paris Design Week, in celebration of both UniFor’s first 50 years - the history of which is illustrated in a prestigious book published by Skira, “UniFor. A Commitment to Architecture” - and its 40 years on the French market at its historic and prestigious Paris location on Rue des Saint-Peres. It was 1978 when the Molteni family founded UniFor France and entrusted Afra and Tobia Scarpa with the task of transforming the former residential apartment at 6 Rue des Saints-Pères into spaces suitable for receiving its clients and presenting the UniFor collection. The showroom was launched the following year. The renovation project, overseen by the architect Simone Agresta, leaves Afra and Tobia Scarpa's original project intact while reinterpreting the spaces in a modern key