Mario Bellini. Italian Beauty | ITSLIQUID

Mario Bellini. Italian Beauty

Design | February 1, 2017 |

mario-bellini-italian-beauty_002Image courtesy of La Triennale di Milano

Mario Bellini. Italian Beauty
La Triennale di Milano
From 19 January to 19 March 2017

 

The sweeping overview spans almost 60 years of design, architecture, exhibition design and more besides. This retrospective exhibition opens exactly thirty years since the show devoted to him by MoMA in New York. The MoMA exhibition in 1987 examined his activities as a designer, which even then were represented by 25 works in its permanent collection. 1987 proved to be a watershed year for Bellini, who from that year on has devoted himself mainly to architecture on a large scale and to urban design.

 

mario-bellini-italian-beauty_001Image courtesy of La Triennale di Milano

 

This is therefore a tribute to the remarkable, many-sided work of an Italian designer who has achieved all manner of success on both the small scale (eight Compasso d’Oro awards, and objects and furnishings that have become icons in homes and offices around the world, often anticipating or revolutionising tastes and styles), and on the large scale (conference centres, trade fair venues and museums from Japan to the USA, Germany and Australia and, in 2012, the Department of Islamic Art – a golden wave for the most prestigious museum in the world, the Louvre in Paris).

 

mario-bellini-italian-beauty_003Image courtesy of La Triennale di Milano

 

The exhibition is spread out over more than ten thousand square feet and is divided into a Portal, a Gallery, a Piazza and four Stanze, each with a guiding theme. Its aim is to focus attention on the need for, and on the subversive and redeeming role of, beauty. Hence the subtitle Italian Beauty.

 

mario-bellini-italian-beauty_004Image courtesy of La Triennale di Milano

 

The curator of the exhibition is Deyan Sudjic, director of the London Design Museum. With Ermanno Ranzani (architecture) and Marco Sammicheli (design). The installation design is by Mario Bellini himself, for ever since 1962 he has always been keen on staging exhibitions, mainly of art and architecture.

 

more. triennale.org

Are you an artist, architect, designer? Would you like to be featured on ITSLIQUID platform? Send an e-mail to info@itsliquid.com or fill the form below






    RELATED POSTS


    FUTURE OBSERVATORY

    Design | May 13, 2024

    The Design Museum today announces a new display space for design research responding to environmental crises, opening to the public on Monday 20 November 2023. This will be the first display in a series curated by Future Observatory, the Design Museum’s national research programme for the green transition coordinated in partnership with the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC), part of UK Research and Innovation (UKRI). Read more


    Z HLÍNY KVĚT

    Design | May 4, 2024

    Brand Z hlíny květ proudly announces its innovative approach to interior décor with the launch of its latest collection, merging the elegance of houseplants with artisanal ceramics. Read more


    Restaurant “Spring Feast” Chaohu

    Design | April 6, 2024

    The Bantang hot springs in Chaohu are a popular destination for tourists and wellness holidaymakers. Embedded in breath-taking surroundings, we designed a restaurant that translates the natural waterscape into a dynamic experiential space. The restaurant's unique selling point is the water of these famous springs, which is used in the preparation of dishes and served as drinking water. Read more


    Tsuyoshi Tane: The Garden House

    Design | March 18, 2024

    The presentation »Tsuyoshi Tane: The Garden House« at the Vitra Design Museum Gallery is dedicated to the recently constructed Tane Garden House on the Vitra Campus. With a footprint of barely 15 square metres, the house combines a rooftop viewing platform for Campus visitors and a meeting room for the gardeners who tend the grounds. Read more


    Sign up for our Newsletter.

    Enter your email to receive our latest updates!