To mark its opening in June, the Bisazza Foundation will present John Pawson – Plain Space, dedicated to the work of the British designer known for his ‘minimalist’ approach to design and architecture.
Direct from its showing at the Design Museum, in London, the exhibition will be displayed for the first time in Italy in Montecchio Maggiore (Vicenza).
The exhibition includes a selection of landmark commissions such as the Sackler Crossing in London, the Cistercian Monastery in the Czech Republic, and Calvin Klein’s flagship store in New York.
“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; it is also proposed as a cultural subject in continuous interaction with other international institutions for the purposes of hosting projects and exhibitions of design and architecture, not necessarily associated with mosaics,” said Piero Bisazza, president, Bisazza Foundation.
As part of the opening, Pawson is producing an original, site specific work, using mosaics for the first time in his career.
The Bisazza Foundation is a private, non-profit organisation open to the public covering approximately 6,000m2.
The Fondazione’s permanent collection will consist of installations by designers such as Tord Boontje, Aldo Cibic, Sandro Chia, Jaime Hayon, Alessandro Mendini, Fabio Novembre, Mimmo Paladino, Andrée Putman, Ettore Sottsass, Studio Job, Patricia Urquiola and Marcel Wanders.
An additional 1,000m2 space will be devoted to exhibitions and installations internationally renowned designers from prestigious foreign institutions.