January 2015 News


Lanzavecchia + Wai  | January 2015 Newsletter

“ANIMALITÀ” – Curated by Silvana Annicchiarico/ Triennale Design Museum


“ Designers’ Joy ” – Curated by Domitilla Dardi/ SECONDOME Gallery


INDUSTRY Gallery @ FOG Design + Art Fair


“La bellezza quotidiana. Un percorso nella Collezione Permanente del Design Italiano”      



“Animalità” – Curated by Silvana Annicchiarico

Triennale Design Museum and Bosa present ANIMAlità, an exhibition by Silvana Annicchiarico, with unseen works by Sam Baron, Matteo Cibic, GamFratesi, Jaime Hayon, Sebastian Herkner, Lanzavecchia+Wai, Minale-Maeda, Elena Salmistraro, Ionna Vautrin and Nika Zupanc, who were asked to create for the occasion a collection of apotropaic, playful and animist pieces of pottery playing with the subject of animal nature, as much literally as metaphorically and creatively.
We are honoured to contribute our first ceramic work. “Mimesi Urbane” for the renowned Italian ceramics manufacturer Bosa, as part of this exhibition.

As cities sprout up and grow around the world, urbanity inevitably invades upon the natural environment and its inhabitants. As a result, the animals’ evolutionary colours and patterns can no longer serve them well in a man-made built-up environment, as they roam for sustenance on the streets, alleys and backyards.
Thinking about the transformations of the new world, we equipped a fox and a raccoon with chain-link and graffiti livery to sneak into the warmth of our homes, becoming wall sculptures.– 

“Designer’s Joy” – Curated by Domitilla Dardi”

We were commissioned by Domitilla Dardi, Design curator and Historian, and Claudia Pignatale, founder and creative director of SECONDOME gallery to design jewellery to encapsulate our idea of an object that can give a little joy.
We are extremely honoured to be part of this illustrious group of designers which includes Massimiliano Adami, Maria Jennifer Carew, Odoardo Fioravanti, RuiYin Lin, Eugenia Morpurgo and Olivia de Gouveia, Nucleo, Chiara Onida, Paula, Omer Polak, Superstudio, Giò Tirotto, Zaven, Marc Newson, Ted Noten, Gijs Bakker, Paolo Ulian, Rolf Sachs and Selvaggia Armani.
Every jewel opens a door to explore a different concept of design and beauty; thus, a reflection upon the language of ornament, decoration and beauty.
This exhibition highlights the values of research in a new area of design for most of these established artists. Breaking away from the routines of their predominant design programs, the designers involved have experimented with technology, craftsmanship, shapes, materials and new productive processes.
The show is till 30 Jan! Do drop by via Giovanni da Castel Bolognese 81 if you’re in Rome.
The micro characters inhabiting the borosilicate cloches of the Circus collection we designed for Secondome gallery are here transformed into whimsical jewelry charms.
The cheeky monkey and the aerialist couple play within the golden rings and chains.


The limited edition pieces Spaziale Shelves (2009), Fragmented Cabinets 01 (2010) and Fragmented Cabinets 02 (2011) will be showing with INDUSTRY Gallery at FOG Design + Art Fair, in collaboration with SFMOMA.
The FOG fair features important 20th-century and contemporary design dealers from across the US and beyond, as well as a selection of leading modern and contemporary art galleries. Furniture, fine art, and design objects representing design movements from the last century to today are presented in a dynamic layout designed to complement the exhibitor offerings.
Thank you gallery owner Craig Appelbaum for representing us in the United States!

“La bellezza quotidiana. Un percorso nella Collezione Permanente del Design Italiano”

“The Daily Beauty. A path in the Permanent Collection of Italian Design”
Spaziale Shelves, from our debut collection Spaziale Series will be part of this landmark exhibition of 200 icons. 
This is such an immense honour, and showing within the unreal beauty of Villa Reale in Monza, we cannot ask.
Grazie mille to Silvana Annicchiarico, Director of the Triennale Design Museum, and the renowned architect, theorist.
“Since December 14, 2014 Triennale Design Museum, Milan Triennale and the Chamber of Commerce of Monza Triennale Design Museum continues its mission of preservation, promotion and enhancement of Italian design At Monza is a selection of over 200 iconic pieces, testimony of innovations, trials and heterogeneity of the history The course is organized chronologically, ranging from the fifties to the present day, alternating the works of great Showcasing a corpus of pieces of the most representative in terms of formal and technological innovation applied.”


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