May 14, 2012

Venini and Tadao Ando - Salone del Mobile

This year at the Salone del Mobile Venini with Tadao Ando and Carl Hansen & Son presented the "White Collection" at the Bagatti Valsecchi Museo in Milan.

"I desire rather a lot, hope little, and ask for nothing."  This is the inscription engraved on the fireplace in the private room of Giuseppe Bagatti Valsecchi, one of the rooms of the so-called museum that, this year, hosted the creations designed by Venini.

Venini's precise style and taste is the fruit of an enchanted mix, created over time, of a few exclusive techniques, a handful of exceptional artists who were inventors of forms, and a predilection for certain colors. This tradition and these boundaries are Venini's magic formula. It contains the calmness and skill of clear craftsmanship that has remained pure and intact throughout time.

Japanese design meets Danish craftsmanship with the new design collaboration and prototype preview: A Carl Hansen & Son world premiere featuring Tadao Ando's chair design - a lounge chair as a tribute to Hans J. Wegner. Carl Hansen & Son is one of Denmark's oldest manufacturers of high-end furniture with more than 100 years of experience. Carl Hansen & Son is the world's largest producer of furniture designed by renowned designer Hans J. Wegner.

Chair designed by Tadao Ando in collaboration with Carl Hansen & Son.

Limited edition ANDO vases designed by Tadao Ando in 2011.

images courtesy of Venini
photography by Marco Curatolo

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