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Virtual Exhibition: Majesty. Illusion Between Canada and Italy

Date:

05/15/2020


Virtual Exhibition: Majesty.  Illusion Between Canada and Italy

MAJESTY
Illusion Between Italy and Canada

a virtual exhibition

by designers

Chiara Andreatti and Francesco Faccin

presented by

Istituto Italiano di Cultura - Toronto

curated by

Maria Cristina Didero and Francesca Molteni

CLICK HERE TO VIEW THE ONLINE EXHIBITION MAJESTY

Majesty. Illusion between Italy and Canada originated during a series of conversations with curators Francesca Molteni and Maria Cristina Didero.  The Istituto Italiano di Cultura Toronto was eager to present new young protagonists of the most innovative and remarkable Italian design by exploring one of the real and symbolic territories that define Canadian culture and identity: the relationship of humans with wild nature. In this area, designers Chiara Andreatti and Francesco Faccin were able to listen, interpret and represent the tension between the two extremes made up of the artifact and the natural. Ultimately, the exhibition is the result of this dialogue and this exploration, effectively summarized in the video collection and catalogue that accompany it.

The exhibition was to open in May and welcome visitors with an immersive installation in the gallery of the Istituto Italiano di Cultura.  Things, as we know, have gone differently. Nature, invoked, has imposed an unexpected direction on events and even our small exhibition project has been suspended during this rarefied time of social distancing.

THE DESIGNERS

CHIARA ANDREATTI
Chiara Andreatti was born not far from Venice and she moved to Milan to study in the
European Institute of Design and then to Attend a Master’s program at Domus Academy.
She has worked to several design studios like Raffaella Mangiarotti , Renato Montagne and studio Lissoni Associati where he has been working for more than ten years. She design for companies like Glas Italia, Lema, Potocco, Gebrüder Thonet Vienna, Non Sans Raison, Starbucks, MM Lampadari, CC-tapis, Pretziada, PaolaC., Ichendorf, Mingardo e Atipico. From 2016 to 2018 she was art director of Texturae, Karpeta and BottegaNove.

In 2018 she was called to represent the 10th anniversary of Fendi’s edition at Design Miami. Her work has been published on major domestic and international magazines (Domus, Interior, Surface, Rum, Living, Wallpaper, Elle Decor, Living, Icon, Ddn etc.).

In 2019 she has won the IF Design Award with the Loïe armchair made for Gebrüder Thonet Vienna.

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FRANCESCO FACCIN
Constantly shifting the area of application between industrial production, indipendent production, community design and gallery work, Francesco Faccin, belives in design without bounderies or limits: "I am interested in design that sparks connections, thought and debate, above all those that are a product of in-depth studies beyond the object itself. Design is a fantastic opportunity to deepen our relationship with the world around us".

Francesco was born in Milan. In 2004, after a collaboration lasting almost 2 years with Enzo Mari, he began to work with the lute-maker Francesco Rivolta. In 2007 started his own studio in Milan. From 2009 to 2015 he was consultant for Michele De Lucchi. Courrently he leads a course in product design at the Free University of Bolzano, as well as teaching in many other Italian and foreign universities. Italian Fellow at the prestigious American Academy in Rome in 2013. Studio Francesco Faccin collaborates on a regular basis with Italian and international clients such as design galleries (Rossana Orlandi,Nilufar), private companies and public institutions, NGOs.

His work has been published in the most important worldwide magazines.

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2020 05 15 exhibition majesty 1

 

Information

Date: Da Friday, May 15, 2020 a Thursday, December 31, 2020

Organized by : Istituto Italiano di Cultura

Entrance : Free


Location:

Online

Author:

Istituto Italiano di Cultura

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