Milan, April 1st 2016 - At the forthcoming XXI Triennale International Exhibition Milan, the architect Italo Rota and BONOTTOEDITIONS will present their joint project: an outsize tapestry.
21st Century. Design after Design. The Triennale International Exhibition is back with 21 exhibits, among which we can find NOOSPHERE XX1 A MOBILE AND EVOLVING SCHOOL. It’s a permanent environmental experience in which students, teachers, visitors and nature will all be connected by a common learning process through projects, workshops, lectures and exhibits on seven main topics.
Curated by Su Dan (Academy of Arts and Design, Tsinghua University), Italo Rota (Scientific Director for NABA and Domus Academy), Gianluigi Ricuperati (Creative Director for Domus Academy).
BONOTTOEDITIONS is a brand taking its roots from Bonotto Spa, a textile company well known among Italian manufacturing firms for its understanding of modern time and trends and its combination of technology and artisanal expertise.
For NOOSPHERE, the architect Italo Rota has created a 5-meter textile piece with a simple design but a complex subject. The BONOTTOEDITIONS creative team led by Cristiano Seganfreddo and Giovanni Bonotto provided Rota with the artisanal expertise necessary to build this project.
Thinking Together is a tapestry whose aim is to represent the Craft concept, a sort of collective DNA, where thought and action are in a constant and mutual harmony and have the same intellectual and concrete value.
Thinking Together aims to start a process to reconnect systems, focusing on artisanal planning and intuitive thinking, without the constant need to interpret or contextualize. The tapestry represents a precious object with a rare, individual history that can be freely decoded. It embodies the perfect metaphor for action and common thinking: a contemporary source of cultural nourishment, which celebrate Heritage as an engine of economic growth rather than just a sterile collection of memories.
Its creation required more that a thousand working hours by the Slow Factory masters of art, who used the ancient artisanal techniques of Japanese mechanical looms from the ‘50s. They worked with unconventional yarns such as cellophane from old movies films and washi, the paper used to make Japanese traditional origami, and they combined them with natural fibers to create unique effects and results.
The exhibition will be run from the 2nd of April to the 30th of September 2016 at La Triennale Milano, garden