Art in all its forms and expressions has always been a source of inspiration for Visionnaire. The unison dialogue between art and design led the brand to inaugurate in 2011 a dedicated gallery to contemporary art projects inside the Milan flagship store of Piazza Cavour, 3. The gallery presents itself as one real “room of wonders” and plunge its conceptual roots in the Baroque period, when the nobles exhibited and boasted their travel memorabilia to amaze guests within these private rooms. The ability to work with materials and to create unique works are the characteristics that guide the choice of the artists for the exhibitions and which reflect the corporate values strongly linked to the savoir faire and high craftsmanship. The works are sold in the gallery or included in the projects within a vast proposal by Home Philosophy.
This is the central focus of the exhibition at the Visionnaire Wunderkammer during Design Week 2021 in Milan. The dialogue between Visionnaire and Andrea Anastasio, curator and artistic director of bottega d’arte Ceramica Gatti 1928, has led to “Sedimento”, paying homage to the extraordinary legacy of craftsmanship found in the Italian territory, combined with creativity and reflection with a contemporary viewpoint
Exploring the field of interaction between Art, Science and Nature, Alessandro Brighetti investigates the evolution of self-sufficient energy comparing Sculpture/Machine. In the new series, the power required for movement is produced and distributed by the same sculpture, transforming the work into an inorganic organism that lives by itself.
For as long as humans have been on this planet, we have had a remarkably complex and constantly changing relationship with the wildlife around us. At times, animals have been our allies, our enemies, our gods and our food. Often these roles have existed simultaneously across many different cultures and continents.
Art in all its forms and expressions has always been a source of inspiration for Visionnaire. The dialogue in unison between art and design has become an intrinsic part of the brand’s DNA, and LOST BEAUTY typifies the eclectic, passionate approach combined with an aptitude for experimentation and the fusion of languages that are the hallmarks of its philosophy and savoir faire.
Visionnaire masterly conducts the combination of languages in favour of an aesthetics of hybridization, interpreted as curiosity and impulse towards the infinite potentials of artistic expression, sharing its artisan vocation of a “savoir faire” which is manual skill and conceptual inspiration at the same time.
During the Renaissance and Baroque periods, princes, rulers, and scholars set up their “Kunst and Wunderkammer”: collectors rooms in which precious artworks (artificialia), rare phenomena of nature (naturalia), scientific instruments (scientifica), objects from strange worlds (exotica) and inexplicable items (mirabilia) were preserved.