Venice, a compendium of history, architecture and art, opens up to design, in all its forms, with Venice Design Week, October 6-14, 2018.
“Material and immaterial in design” is the main theme of the Venice Design Week 2018, and is also the title of the exhibition at the Museum of Palazzo Grimani, which explores the links between shape and materials in design, architecture and art. Many exhibitions and events will take place, including a guided tour of the exhibition “The M.V.M. Cappellin Glassworks and the Young Carlo Scarpa 1925-1931“, at Le Stanze del Vetro, Isola di San Giorgio Maggiore 1, on 9 October at 4.30 p.m., and a guided tour of the Museo del Vetro (Glass Museum), in Murano, on October 10.
In Venice, one of the sections dedicated to the art of jewellery cannot be missing, with the exhibition at Ca’ Pisani Design Hotel, entitled “Beyond the Look. A journey into the essence of jewellery“. The exhibition features the works of the participants in the international competition “Jewelry Venice Design Selection“, which saw the involvement of more than 90 designers and artists, among whom were selected Karin Heimberg – Germany, Karin Maisch – Germany, Kim Hayan – South Korea, Sanna Wallgren – Sweden and the Italian Caterina Zanca, Chiara Lucato, Clizia Moradei, Elisabetta Carozzi, Francesca Antonello, Laura Forte, Ludovica Assini and Vincenzo De Luce, Renata Manganelli, Valeria Rossini, Veronica Meruzzi.
The Oratorio dei Cruciferi hosts the exhibition “Light Art Colour“, which features works by Ingo Maurer, the undisputed Master of light, and those of younger designers and artists, including Annamaria Palmiri, Maya Prokhorova, Pernilla Philip; there is also the luminous geometric design of Giovana Antunes, the architectural installations by Kris Lin and Guillaume Slizewicz, and the creations by Ana Maria Reque and Michele Salvato, between art and design.
The Venice Design Week will also be an opportunity for a meeting between representatives of Milan Design Week, Firenze Design Week, Bologna Design Week, Varese Design Week, Pordenone Design Week, Udine Design Week, Catanzaro Design Week, Matera Design Week, Forte dei Marmi Design Week, Palermo idesign, to develop mutual initiatives and collective participation in foreign countries’ events.
The exhibition “Material and Immaterial Design” will also be the perfect setting for the first meeting of the virtual Museums of Design, MuDeTo-Museum of Tuscan Design, MuDeFri-Museum of Friuli Venezia Giulia Design, MuDeMa-Museum of Marche Design and the future MuDeVen-Museum of Veneto Design, museums living online but with roots in reality, in the industrial histories of their own regions, which are the origin of the history of Italian design.