“La nuova stanza”, the Andrea Branzi solo show, which marks the first collaboration between Antonia Jannone: Disegni di Architettura and Pianca & Partners, opened on 25th February.
Archetipi, Portali, Buratti, Marmi caldi, Lampade sorelle, Pinocchio, a world populated by objects, sculptures and sketches that draw on the concepts of simplicity and elegance.
Simple, natural materials like iron, stone, marble, ceramic and fabric demonstrate the profound and discreet design style of one of the most important masters of Italian design.
Via di Porta Tenaglia 7N3
25 February 2021
7 May 2021
“La nuova stanza is a happy room, full of life, where design is not the product of new technologies, but derives from a different energy, full of insights and surprises. It’s a room that creates a sense of serene happiness…
The puppets, the music, the ceramics, the maquettes, the lamps and the Plexiglas pieces stand out as if they had just been reborn, like when we move into a new house…
In the harsh, walled part of Milan, between Porta Tenaglia and Via Legnano, the huge glass windows shine brightly as if a new music was bouncing from one note to the next…
As happened after the great plagues, the world is starting over and like tiny convalescents, we are going back to viewing our puppets with a different light and colour…
This childlike and (perhaps) temporary Renaissance is the introduction to various Rooms, in which everything is jumbled up, design with toys, culture with surprises, Art Galleries with showrooms…”
Concepts, ideas, designs and objects of pure artistic study mingle with standard elements, not dissimilar to the ones which will host them in homes, offices, public and private spaces when they fall into the hands of the collectors.
The point of such an unusual arrangement for an exhibition of this calibre is to present the works in a natural relationship with elements that are part of our lives, to better show off the meaning and force of those ideas and conceptual representations.
“La nuova stanza” is the first signal of Pianca & Partners’s desire to go down non-commercial routes in constructing a hub for relations focussing on design culture.