Monthly Archives: June 2013

The Surface of Art…

Posted on June 12, 2013 by Megan

3D SURFACE panels are designed to realize decorative coatings that can create infinite surfaces, without interruption or joints. The Italian company, 3D SURFACE, launched the first collection designed under the artistic direction of Romano Zenoni, composed of 16 textures designed by Jacopo Cecchi, characterized by elements that once applied interact with each other reproducing unique effects. The collection, industrially produced, is varied with 16 different types of decorations. It is possible to choose products that reproduce authentically reality, such as Bamboo, Tenda, Desert, Capitonnè or abstract surfaces, contemporary result of imagination and contemporary artistic trends, like Caos and Millerighe. See 3D Surface’s entry into the World Interiors News Annual Award under the Interior Accessories category here.

Trapuntino

3D SURFACE sculpture walls  represent a major innovation in wall coverings, launching an important trend in the world of contract and design. The versatility of use for any space, thanks to the development of two special ceramic materials designed for interior and for outdoor spaces (TRB, TRG),  allows the designer to create every kind of solution.

PIEGA

For installation, the product is simply pasted on the wall and once the joints are plastered surfaces become fluid and continuous. 3D walls are enhanced with light, creating light and shadow effects…and the covered surface  comes alive. 3D SURFACE, as well as proposing a collection of 16 different covering designs, is able to develop  textures on demand, so as to enable every designer to carve their own ideas on walls. 

Tenda

Surfaces shown are: CAOS, ARIDO, DESERTO, PIEGA, TENDA and TRAPUNTINO

Foscarini Supports Art and Culture at la Biennale di Venezia 2013

Posted on June 5, 2013 by Megan

For the sixth year running, Foscarini is sponsor of the International Art Exhibition and the International Architecture Exhibition of la Biennale di Venezia, confirming the company’s affinity for and proximity to the world of creativity and art and to contemporary languages. Research, innovation, product culture and experimentation are the founding values of the Foscarini philosophy, addressing a multifarious public, through innovative forms and channels, with  initiatives linked to interdisciplinary fields.

Foscarini at Venice Biennale – Arsenale

This vision is expressed to the full in the company’s presence in Venice, where Foscarini lamps offer a contemporary reinterpretation of the historic venues of la Biennale di Venezia. Light installations with an unmistakable presence and a strong evocative effect, disseminated across the Arsenale and the Giardini, confirm Foscarini’s ability to put together sceneries, create atmospheres and arouse emotions even in contexts and settings of significant sizes.

On the occasion of the 55th International Art Exhibition – la Biennale di Venezia, the second floor of the Arsenale bookshop houses the Foscarini relaxation area with an original photo exhibition. Twelve large canvases reproduce the pictures commissioned by Foscarini from world-famous photographers for INVENTARIO magazine, an independent publishing project – promoted and supported by Foscarini – which relies on original critical contributions to shed an enlightened and free light on the design, architecture and art scene. Massimo Gardone, Max Rommel, Moreno Gentili, Lena Amuat, Emmanuel Mathez, Gionata Xerra have imagined and set up lots of different sets, each time starring one of the models in the Foscarini collection. The result is a gallery of original portraits, where the lamps enjoy an entirely unprecedented dimension, which is both symbolic and unexpected.

The bond between Foscarini and the art world is part of a far-reaching vision, which this year takes concrete form in the opening of the Foscarini Spazio Brera in Milan and the Foscarini Spazio Soho in New York.

Foscarini at Biennale – Arsenale Bookshop

These spaces are not mere showrooms, but rather places which are open to creativity, designed to tell stories and convey emotions, which will continually house site-specific installations devised by artists and exponents from the international creativity scene. Such as Attilio Stocchi, who for the opening of the Space in Milan devised his work entitled SEME/SEED, and Stefano Arienti, who prepared an unprecedented installation for the Space in New York focusing on the theme which is dear to him, namely “Algae”.