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  • Alessandro Mendini - Poltrona di Proust, 1978
  • Alessandro Mendini - Per Depero 4, 2010
  • Alessandro Mendini - Kandissi, 1978
  • Alessandro Mendini - Per Depero 1, 2010
  • Mendini Depero - Sale espositive

Mendini > Depero

Casa d'Arte Futurista Depero Rovereto
08 May 2010 / 17 October 2010
“Mendini > Depero” presents a series of items of furniture and tapestries inspired by the creativity of the Rovereto-born Depero,, designed and created by Mendini specially for this occasion. At the Casa d’Arte Futurista Depero two exponents of Italian culture of the 20th century meet in an encounter that ranges from art and design to architecture.

s though it were a theatre stage, the public will witness a continuous, close dialogue between the works of Depero and the new creations, as in the case of four large tapestries designed by the master and made by Katia Brida, which may be compared with the cloth tarsias by Fortunato Depero or the Alpine-style furniture made by local craftsmen. The idea by the Milanese architect and designer is a fascinating and appealing one, and leads to the emergence of stimulating links, and infinite combinations between the works, giving each the possibility of being seen in a new light.


In the exhibition, it will be possible to admire both his historic creations – including the poltrona di Proust (‘Proust’s armchair’) of 1978, the Kandissi sofa, also of 1978, the Zabro table of 1984, and his more recent sculptural items of furniture for men: Giacca e scarpa (‘Jacket and shoe’) of 1996.

Curated by Gabriella Belli and Nicoletta Boschiero