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27 March 2017 / Events

Cooperativa Ceramica d’Imola presents CONNESSIONI MATERICHE and the Nest Award.

A new event.

Cooperativa Ceramica d’Imola returns to Milan for the 56th edition of the Salone Internazionale del Mobile with an exhibition consisting of three different sections that come together with an attractive sense of movement plus a special area for the Nest Award.

The result is a surprising and fascinating procession of material connections - a symbolic summary of all the distinctively Italian moments of beauty, style and quality that have marked out the first 143 years of the Cooperativa Ceramica d’Imola experience.

THE CONCEPT

The tile as the canvas of a painting

The idea is inspired by the world of art: “Point and Line to Plane” the famous book written by the great Russian artist, Kandinsky.

The concepts expressed by the artist are reorganised metaphoricallyat the Milan Triennale, in a space where the exhibition's various sections balance and sustain each other like the different elements on the canvas of a painting.

Hard work, passion and love for innovation are the guidelines to this unique experience and the foundations on which this exhibition space and its distinctive sense of movement are based. Like a pencil sketch, the exhibition's progress is traced by the bee, the symbol of a brand that has always been committed to involving and engaging the curious in the search for new stimulation.

THE INSTALLATION

Three episodes in a mutating exhibition

The porcelain stoneware sculpture cubes are the first step in the exhibition, a kind of introduction, ground zero or game of dice that welcomes the visitor. One large yellow cube seems to "float" in space even if it actually rests on another, while others with different sizes and finishes gravitate around it in a seemingly random fashion.

The yellow thread that connects the timeline together maps every important company moment, both past and present, and the graphics of the word “Imola”.

It then passes through space to the exhibition walls of the Nest Award, an annual prize competition that rewards the projects of some of China's most talented designers. This area is arranged around the competition's award totem that is a spiral column formed from the vertical rotation of a square.

The exhibition can be viewed at “The Milan Triennale”, in Viale Alemagna 6, from 4th to 9th April 2017.

4th April: 10.30am to midnight.

From 5th to 9th April, all day from 10.30am to 10.00pm.




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