‘Duetti/Duelli. Partite a scacchi sul disegno’

At Archiproducts Milano architects, designers and artists face the practice of design

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‘Duetti/Duelli. Partite a scacchi sul disegno’
12/04/2017 - During the Milano Design Week international-famous architects, designers and artists belonging to different generations met in the places of Archiproducts Milano to challenge each other in the ‘design games of chess’. Mario Bellini, Stefano Giovannoni, Paolo Rizzatto, Antonio Marras, Marc Krusin, Atelier Biagetti are some of the protagonists of the national and international cultural scene who recreated the creative moment in a designed dialogue. Paolo Rizzatto_photo by Archiproducts

Paolo Rizzatto_photo by Archiproducts

The project, entitled “Duetti/Duelli. Partite a scacchi sul disegno (“Duets/Duels. The design games of chess”), was promoted by Archiproducts and A.A.M. Architettura Arte Moderna. Graphic performances, in which several authors, in pairs, face the practice of design on the same sheet of paper. Mario Bellini_photo by Archiproducts

Mario Bellini_photo by Archiproducts

During the Milano Design Week such graphic dialogues surprisingly came one after the other. The set of such sharing and comparison moments were the places of Archiproducts Milano, set up with the aim of offering a place and instrument of creative participation. Antonio Marras_photo by Archiproducts

Antonio Marras_photo by Archiproducts

Their trait d’union was Vincenzo D’Alba, architect, artist and designer, who faced the several artists involved. Each Duet was implemented with design instruments provided for by the historical company Vittorio Martini 1866.

With the same seriousness children play, the duellists let themselves be transported in an unprecedented graphic dialogue which traced original and unexpected contents, where autobiographical themes were identified with graphic obsessions, formal researches and architectural forms.

The initiative, conceived by Francesco Moschini and Francesco Maggiore, aims at bringing design back to its vital centrality. For the best Italian artists and architects “designing – the creators underline – has been one of the ways to free themselves from the mere realization dimension in order to refer to new and different possible scenarios for art, places and landscape”.

The choice of creating meeting occasions on design is the common denominator of all these meetings, focussing on the poetics of improvisation through the “pleasure of straying from the topic”.Marc Krusin_photo by Archiproducts

Marc Krusin_photo by Archiproducts

Stefano Giovannoni_photo by Archiproducts

Stefano Giovannoni_photo by Archiproducts

Emilio Nanni_photo by Archiproducts

Emilio Nanni_photo by Archiproducts

Serena Confalonieri_photo by Archiproducts

Serena Confalonieri_photo by Archiproducts

Mario Bellini

Mario Bellini

Mario Bellini

Mario Bellini

Paolo Rizzatto

Paolo Rizzatto

Marc Krusin

Marc Krusin

Stefano Giovannoni

Stefano Giovannoni

Emilio Nanni

Emilio Nanni

Antonio Marras

Antonio Marras

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