The Bisazza Foundation for Design and Contemporary Architecture, in Montecchio (Vicenza), has opened its doors to the public.
To mark its inauguration, from June 8-July 29, the foundation will be hosting the John Pawson – Plain Space exhibition, dedicated to the works of the English designer renowned for his minimalist approach to design and architecture.
The show comes from the Design Museum, London, where it was unanimously acclaimed by the public, the critics and the press, and is presented for the first time in Italy.
“It is an honour to have been given Fondazione Bisazza’s inaugural exhibition. I think a lot of people will be surprised to discover how few similar institutions there are, given the association of Italy with the strength of its creative industries, he said.
“The design of something as ostensibly simple as a chair,for example, can tell you so much, not just about its creator, but about what we value and how we want to live. At the Fondazione, people will have the opportunity to experience very different work and spatial atmospheres in one place.
Putting on an exhibition is a very intense process. You want people to come away with something they couldn’t have got anywhere else – an insight, a perspective, an experience. Every detail is part of the bigger picture you are trying to get across. At Bisazza I have found collaborators who share the same passion for getting it right.”
John Pawson – Plain Space traces the career of the designer, celebrating his architecture and design, which are characterized by great visual clarity, simplicity and meticulousness.
Pawson, who is tackling the medium of mosaics for the first time in his career, has also produced a site-specific work titled “1:1” (“One to One”) for the Foundation, which will remain on display in the Permanent Collection.