Sobre o livro
Eleven large and medium-sized carpets belonging to their new collection called Virus.
Virus is the latest stop of Caturegli Formica long way to search visual archetypes of the contemporary world and turn them into the subject of precious carpets, from Pirelli tyres to New York Stock Exchange listings, from DNA sequencing to the map of African villages. The themes depicted in their carpets have to do with certain macro-knots of occidental thinking: the environment and consumption of the territory, genetics and GMOs, catastrophes, chaos theory, archival storage and the mind, the chemical essence of life..
Características e detalhes
Trained in the cultural climate of Radical Architecture in Florence, Beppe Caturegli (1957) and Giovannella Formica (1957-2019) moved to Milan in 1982 to work with Ettore Sottsass, the Memphis group and Terrazzo magazine. In 1987 they opened their studio. The passion for traveling led them to develop an anthropological approach to design culture using the dichotomy of mixed systems: industrial/crafts, global/local, mass-produced/one-off across a very heterogeneous work ranging from bio-architecture to unique rugs. One aspect of their research, honoured with international prizes and publications, is the structural use of colour and light in architecture. Their works have been exhibited in galleries such as Memphis, Design Gallery, Nilufar Gallery, Assab One ... and in museums such as Deichtorhallen Hamburg, Centre Pompidou in Paris, Mino Ceramic Art Museum Japan, Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, Triennale di Milano...