On the occasion of the 2018 Salone del Mobile, the Michelangelo Foundation for Creativity and Craftsmanship is pleased to present the third edition of Doppia Firma – Double Signature. A Dialogue Between Design And Artisanal Excellence. The project was conceived by the Cologni Foundation for the Métiers d’Art and developed with Living the magazine for interiors, design and lifestyle from the Corriere della Sera newspaper.
Doppia Firma showcases a unique collection of 13 original artworks and brings international designers together with Italian master artisans to forge a new collection of original collaborative works, showcasing the valuable relationship between design and artisanal excellence.
Doppia Firma represents an early opportunity to see one of 16 unique exhibition spaces that will comprise Homo Faber: Crafting a more human future, the largest ever exhibition dedicated to the best contemporary European artistic crafts coming to Venice from 14 to 30 September 2018, presented by the Michelangelo Foundation on the premises of the Fondazione Giorgio Cini.
The exhibition takes place at Villa Mozart, a 1930s building usually inaccessible to the public and the studio of jeweller and featured designer Giampiero Bodino.
Participating designers include the French curator and architect India Mahdavi, UK duo Studio Swine, Beirut-based design studio David/Nicolas and German typographer Erik Spiekermann, among others.
The Michelangelo Foundation for Creativity and Craftsmanship is delighted to present the third edition of Doppia Firma at the 2018 Salone del Mobile.
Doppia Firma brings together contemporary design with the historic tradition of Italian fine craftsmanship. The exhibition will showcase 13 original collaborative works made by international designers and master artisans from Venice and the Veneto region. Each work will carry two signatures – “doppia firma” – marking it as a unique product of interchange between different cultures and artisanal disciplines.
Simultaneously, Doppia Firma offers an early preview of one of the 16 displays that will comprise Homo Faber: Crafting a more human future, a major exhibition that the Michelangelo Foundation will present in Venice this September, in the spaces of Fondazione Giorgio Cini on the island of San Giorgio Maggiore. The exhibition has been developed in partnership with the Cologni Foundation for the Métiers d’Art, Fondazione Giorgio Cini, Fondation Bettencourt Schueller and the Design Museum of the Milan Triennale and will run from 14 to 30 September 2018.
Doppia Firma 2018 takes place at Villa Mozart, a venue normally inaccessible to the public. Situated at the heart of Milan’s historical centre, this 1930s villa is the studio of designer and jeweller Giampiero Bodino, whose collaboration with Italian artisan Giampaolo Fallani will feature in the display. Doppia Firma will occupy the ground-floor halls of Villa Mozart, giving visitors an opportunity to discover a hidden gem of Italian architecture.
Doppia Firma will showcase an array of materials and techniques including glass, ceramics, porcelain, marble, gold leaf, wood, lace, brocade, silver, silkscreen printing and spinning, as well as new interpretations of traditional Venetian masks and the invention of a new printing type. The project offers master artisans the possibility to explore new realms of expression, while designers have the opportunity to interact with new techniques, materials and practices. Each object on display will be accompanied by photos and videos illustrating each step of the process, underlining the vital contribution of both its creators.
David & Nicolas (Lebanon) & Giorgio Morelato (Salizzole) – wood marquetry
De Allegri / Fogale (UK) & Andre Zilio (Murano) – blown glass
Erik Spiekermann (Germany) & Silvio Antiga (Treviso) – typesetting and art prints
Giampiero Bodino (Italy) & Giampaolo Fallani (Venice) – silkscreen printin
Ini Archibong (Switzerland) & Roberto Bocchese (Vicenza) – spinning and knitting
Kiki van Eijk (Netherlands) & Marino Menegazzo (Venice) – marble and gold leaf
Inma Bermudez (Spain) & Giovanni Battista Fatigati (Este) – porcelain
Nathalie Dupasquier (France) & Emanuele Bevilacqua (Venice) – brocade
India Mahdavi (France) & Lucia Costantini (Burano) – lace
Pepa Reverter (Spain) & Luigi Bertolin (Nove) – ceramics
Philippe Tabet (France) & Sergio Boldrin (Venice) – Venetian masks
Serena Confalonieri (Italy) & Scuola del Vetro Abate Zanetti (Murano) – glass mosaic
Studio Swine (United Kingdom) & Giampaolo Babetto (Padua) – silver
Open to the public
from Tuesday 17 April to Sunday 22 April, 9 am – 7 pm