Vistosi at the exhibition of Angelo Mangiarotti’s "The tectonics of assembly"
A cascade of light made of 8,000 handmade glass links: with Giogali – a work designed by Angelo Mangiarotti – Vistosi pays its tribute to the Milanese designer, architect and sculptor in the exhibition dedicated to his works,"The tectonics of assembly", which will open on September 17, 2015 at 7 p.m. at Canavée Palace, Mendrisio (Switzerland).
Vistosi and Mangiarotti: a partnership rooted in time
Vistosi could not miss this event that presents to the public the work of one of the most complex figures in the Italian architectural landscape of the 1950s and 60s. Their collaboration goes back to 1967: that year the designer conceived for Vistosi this dazzling decorative lighting system based on a single element, the handmade glass link. Giogali is available in different colours, as standard table, floor, ceiling, pendant and wall fixture or can be arranged in structures of any dimension and chandeliers, like the one featured at the exhibition.
“The tectonics of assembly”: between architecture and design
The exhibition – organized by the Academy of Architecture of Università della Svizzera italiana and curated by Franz Graf and Francesca Albani – seeks to bring out the contradictions and continuity in the work of this great designer-builder and is one more step in a process aimed at making the public familiar with architectural works that have stood the test of time: these works are the result of an ethical and planning attitude that proved to be respectful and attentive to man and his resources. Mangiarotti has made this architectural research in parallel with his research related to industrially manufactured objects, where we can read the same concern and the same sense of purpose.
The exhibition is accompanied by a catalogue published by Mendrisio Academy Press/Silvana Editoriale with essays by the exhibition curators and by Mario Botta, Thomas Herzog, Kinue Horikawa and Anna Mangiarotti.
The exhibition will be open from September 18 to October 25 2015, from Tuesday to Friday 4 p.m. to 7,30 p.m / Saturday-Sunday 1 p.m. to 6 p.m., free admission.