LE 55

for Design.Ve 2018

Materials:  industrial glass from the 1940s and various stones:
Nero assoluto, Travertino, Blu vizag, Marmo vesselye, Trani, Serpentino, Verde Marina
Composed by 11 pieces of different sizes
Year of production: 2018
Flower vases

A set of parallelepipeds in stone and glass that recall the skyline of an imaginary city.

A mixture of cinema and literature. The tyrannical and distressed Metropolis of Friz Lang but also the Invisible Cities of Calvino. The dialogues between the Venetian Marco Polo and the Tartar emperor Kublai Khan, who asks the explorer to tell him about the towns of his immense empire. Marco Polo describes the 55 cities in different ways: with realism, imagination and invention. One above and one below, one inside and one outside. Our immense metropolis – reduced to a miniature and turned into simple flower pots – is no longer scary.

Presented for the first time in occasion of Design.Ve.

Curated by Luca Berta, Francesca Giubilei and Alice Stori Liechtenstein

PALAZZO MOROSINI, Campo Santo Stefano, San Marco 2803
May 23rd – June 17th
Open 10 – 18 every day, closed Tuesday

More info at www.designve.org
Press release: Press release – Design.ve 2018