Art Exhibition | Curated by Christian Larsen, FontanaArte. House of Glass addresses a subject of great interest in the glassmaking world. The company set the standards for Italian glass design thanks to the perfect continuity between classicism and contemporary technology, the ideal union of art and industry, the superlative quality of the materials and craftsmanship of industrial glass, and the elevation of the household object to the art of living.
4th April – 31st July
Island of San Giorgio Maggiore, Venice
The exhibition will analyze the creative repertoire and production periods of its four great artistic direc-tors: Gio Ponti, Pietro Chiesa, Max Ingrand and Gae Aulenti.
The exhibition is laid out with each gallery focusing on each designer and culminates in a suite furnished in the FontanaArte style to evoke a dwelling made of glass interiors. The exhibition layout is designed by architect Massimiliano Locatelli.
Most of the 85 objects on view come from private collectors in Europe rather than institutions, a reflection on FontanaArte’s accessibility and diversity, rather than its need to depend on making iconic pieces.