A large public of friends, colleagues and fans of designer Nanda Vigo attended the December 17 opening of the retrospective of Vigo’s work at SpazioFMG, Iris Ceramica and FMG Fabbrica Marmi e Graniti’s gallery and showroom in Milan.
After the Christmas break, on January 10 the exhibition reopens to the public with the same hours (Thursday – Friday 16-19 and on appointment for groups of at least 5), continuing until February 12 2016.
The title: “Nanda Vigo "Opere abitate da opere" 1959-1972” (Nanda Vigo "Artworks inhabited by artworks" 1959-1972) is taken from an article Lisa Ponti wrote about the designer for Domus issue no. 528, November 1973.
The exhibition includes a series of vintage photographs of six monochrome interiors, such as the “Zero House” (1959-62), the “Scarabeo sotto la foglia” house (Beetle under a Leaf house)(1965-68) – designed by Giò Ponti with interiors by Nanda Vigo – and the “Casa Nera” (1970), accompanied by various original objects and items of furniture from the Nanda Vigo Archives, such as the “Golden Gate” lamp designed for Arredoluce (1969-70), the “Top” sofa for Fai International (1970) and the “Due Più” chair created for More Coffee (1971). The exhibition is completed with a series of photographs by Aldo Ballo, one of Italy’s best-known photographers of design.
Title: "Opere abitate da opere" 1959-1972
curators Luca Molinari and Alessandro Benetti
Location: SpazioFMG, via Bergognone 27 Milan - Italy
Dates: December 17 through February 12 2015:
Thursday-Friday 16:00 – 19:00; (on appointment for groups of at least 5)
Images Courtesy of Archivio Nanda Vigo