2018
07.12

2018.12.07

Nature | Michele De Lucchi, L’anello mancante


Engineered and fabricated entirely by UniFor, L’Anello mancante is inserted into the dim light of the exhibition space like a Gothic cathedral rising magnificently up from the fabric of a medieval village. MAXXI, Galleria Gian Ferrari, Rome

Nature | Michele De Lucchi, L’anello mancante

“A missing link is the element that connects distant parts of a broken, open chain. We need them often these days. More and more links are needed to connect the multiple ramifications of social, political, economic, cultural and even moral relationships. But we also need links that can physically connect, in real life, the ideas of fullness and emptiness, of closed space and open space, of container and content.” The above is how Michele De Lucchi introduced the design theme of his site-specific installation for this edition.

Engineered and fabricated entirely by UniFor, L’Anello mancante is an installation consisting of a metal construction covered with a shell of rectangular shingles in HI-MACS® solid surface material.

 

L’Anello mancante is inserted into the dim light of the exhibition space like a Gothic cathedral rising magnificently up from the fabric of a medieval village. Evoking a tall and slender work of architecture, a sort of tunnel with a parabolic section, it curves around the room occupying nearly all of its floor space and volume. In plan the construction represents an enclosed pathway through an open link, to be entered from one side and exited from the other.

“The ogival section of the wall creates the effect of an enclave, like a basin turned upside down that inevitably impels you to look up. The form projects your thoughts upwards, towards infinity.”

 

Nature
Michele De Lucchi
L’anello mancante
MAXXI
Galleria Gian Ferrari, Rome
7 December 2018
3 March 2019

2019
02.10
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2019.10.02

Molteni&C partecipates to Theodora Pic-nic 2019 edition

Saturday September 28th 2019 at Giardini di Villa Reale, Milan Mayor Giuseppe Sala, opened the IX edition of the “Pic-nic di Theodora” event organized by the Fondazione Theodora Onlus, that since 1995 has offered hospital visits by Giggle Doctors to all the kids that are facing a long and difficult recovery journey.

2019
06.09
New Opening UniFor | Flagship Store Paris

2019.09.06

New Opening UniFor | Flagship Store Paris

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2019
09.08
august, the Molteni&C Contract Project by Vincent Van Duysen

2019.08.09

august, the Molteni&C Contract Project by Vincent Van Duysen

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