The Bisazza Foundation will open a cultural space dedicated to design and contemporary architecture at its headquarters in Montecchio Maggiore, near Vicenza.
The 6,000 square metre space will showcase works and installations in mosaics created by internationally renowned artists and designers, as well as hosting temporary exhibitions.
“The Bisazza Foundation has a dual vocation: it is intended as an exhibition space to bring together works and installations by contemporary designers and architects who, over the course of the last 20 years, have created original applications for mosaics,” said Piero Bisazza, president, Bisazza Foundation.
“It is also proposed as a cultural subject in continuous interaction with other international institutions for the purpose of hosting projects and exhibitions of design and architecture, not necessarily associated with mosaics.”
To mark the opening, for the first time in Italy, the foundation will present ‘John Pawson – Plain Space’, an exhibition of the works of the British designer, in conjunction with the Design Museum, London.
Pawson is producing an original, site-specific work especially for the Bisazza Foundation, which
will be unveiled during the opening of the Montecchio Maggiore halls: using Bisazza mosaics in the site specific work.
The exhibition John Pawson – Plain Space, will be held from June 8-July 29.