Home Stories
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Exhibition design for Home Stories: 100 years, 20 Visionary Interiors

The exhibition explores the history and future of the private interior through images, documents and artefacts related to 20 groundbreaking spaces that have changed the way we live. Since Vitra Design Museum exhibitions travel for several years, our goal was to develop a modular, durable and easily transportable display system that makes efficient use of materials and can adapt to any space while escaping the stern orthogonality that characterises many modular systems. Given the waste footprint often generated by traveling exhibitions, we eliminated single-use and non-recyclable materials, and all offcuts form part of the display system. Visually, the hard reflectivity of the stainless steel sheets is contrasted by the warm materiality of the cork bricks that support them, and the mirrored surface offers unexpected angles of view onto the objects on display, as well as projecting a play of light and shadows onto the ceilings of the museum spaces designed by Frank Gehry.

Exhibition design for Home Stories: 100 years, 20 Visionary Interiors.
The exhibition explores the history and future of the private interior through images, documents and artefacts related to 20 groundbreaking spaces that have changed the way we live. Since Vitra Design Museum exhibitions travel for several years, our goal was to develop a modular, durable and easily transportable display system that makes efficient use of materials and can adapt to any space while escaping the stern orthogonality that characterises many modular systems. Given the waste footprint often generated by traveling exhibitions, we eliminated single-use and non-recyclable materials, and all offcuts form part of the display system. Visually, the hard reflectivity of the stainless steel sheets is contrasted by the warm materiality of the cork bricks that support them, and the mirrored surface offers unexpected angles of view onto the objects on display, as well as projecting a play of light and shadows onto the ceilings of the museum spaces designed by Frank Gehry.

Design Team:
Space Caviar (Joseph Grima, Camilo Oliveira, Sofia Pia Belenky, Francesco Lupia)

Exhibition Curators:
Jochen Eisenbrand
Anna-Mea Hoffman

Special Thanks:
Mateo Kries and Marc Zehntner, directors, Vitra Design Museum

Technical Partner:
Amorim Cork Composites

Exhibition:
08/02/2020 – 23/03/2020
Vitra Design Museum

Press:
Dezeen
Metropolis
Wallpaper

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Volumnia
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Volumnia

For Volumnia, a platform for art and design situated in the cavernous interior of a former church in the heart of Piacenza, Space Caviar designed a display system for the presentation of design pieces, temporary exhibitions and artworks. With roots in the renaissance, the Chiesa di Sant’Agostino is a monumental and awe-inspiring space steeped in history, with rows of columns that spring dozens of meters into the air. The display system superimposes a modular geometric pattern onto the church’s elaborate interior, allowing it to be activated in a variety of ways for different purposes. Different surface materials, including glass, mirror and steel plates can be interchanged to give each exhibition or display its own identity.

For Volumnia, a platform for art and design situated in the cavernous interior of a former church in the heart of Piacenza, Space Caviar designed a display system for the presentation of design pieces, temporary exhibitions and artworks. The display system superimposes a modular geometric pattern onto the church’s elaborate interior, allowing it to be activated in a variety of ways for different purposes.

Design team:
Space Caviar (Joseph Grima, Sofia Pia Belenky)

Lighting Design:
Davide Groppi

Creative Direction:
Studio Vedet

Photography :
Delfino Sisto Legnani

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Lina Bo Bardi Giancarlo Palanti Studio d’Arte Palma 1948 – 1951
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As an architect, designer, scenographer, editor, writer and illustrator, Lina Bo Bardi was a woman of almost unlimited talent whose vision of design was in equal measures generous and uncompromising.

After graduating in architecture in Italy during WWII, Lina joined the resistance, an experience that profoundly shaped her understanding of architecture as a political and social endeavour.
Later on, in Brazil, this sensibility matured and became the inspiration for sharp texts, open environments and extraordinary buildings.

Integrating architecture with the design of furniture, interiors, and often curating the programme of her public buildings, Lina aimed at producing common meanings and creating a bond between people and space. She pursued such ambition by mastering craft and fabrication processes in order to make apparent the natural and local qualities of the materials and cultures she worked with. Collaborations with people from diverse fields of interest were crucial to construct an extensive and shared body of knowledge. This is the case of Italian architect Giancarlo Palanti, with whom she founded the Estúdio de Arte e Arquitetura Palma, which designed and produced several furniture pieces.

Focusing especially on the work realised within the Estúdio Palma, the exhibition by Nilufar Gallery, designed by Space Caviar, presents the largest collection of Lina’s furniture ever brought together. Many of the pieces displayed, mostly chairs and armchairs, are rare objects originating in Brazil. The unique combination of iconic and everyday in her furniture, each piece built for a specific purpose, is a powerful expression of Lina Bo Bardi’s generous and all-encompassing philosophy of design.

http://bobardi-palanti.com/

Focusing especially on the work realised within the Estúdio Palma, the exhibition by Nilufar Gallery, designed by Space Caviar, presents the largest collection of Lina’s furniture ever brought together. Many of the pieces displayed, mostly chairs and armchairs, are rare objects originating in Brazil. The unique combination of iconic and everyday in her furniture, each piece built for a specific purpose, is a powerful expression of Lina Bo Bardi’s generous and all-encompassing philosophy of design.

http://bobardi-palanti.com/

Curated by
Nina Yashar

With the support of
Instituto Bardi | Casa de Vidro

Exhibition Design:
Space Caviar
- Joseph Grima, Sofia Pia Belenky

Creative Direction:
Studio Vedèt
- Valentina Ciuffi, Georgia Cranstoun, Nunzio Mazzaferro

Photography : Amendolagine Barracchia

Special Thanks:
Dedar Milano
Duggal Visual Solutions
Janet Yonaty Inc.
Nelson Kon
Instituto Bardi | Casa de Vidro

Exhibitions:
16/04 2018 – 08/03 2019
Nilufar Depot
Viale Lancetti 34 Milano

Press:
Wallpaper*
W Magazine
New York Times

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