Shiro Kuramata was born in 1934 and he was one of the most important Japanese designers of the 20th Century.
He studied in Tokyo at an engineering school, and after specialized in design in 1956. Some years later he founded his own design office and he established himself as interior architect and designer.
Ettore Sottsass's evaluator, the Italian designer involved Kuramata in the creation of Memphis Group in the 80's.
In 1987, Kuramata was chosen as the main designer for the important Italian company Cappellini.
Kuramata was mainly known for his use of industrial materials such as wire steel mesh and lucite to create architectural interiors and furniture. His revolutionary pieces reflect the emerging dynamism and maturing creativity of postwar Japan, and a perfect fusion between oriental and occidental culture.
He died in 1991. His works are exposed in the most important museums of Paris, New York, Basel, and Toyama.
The exhibition La Fratelli Toso arrives in Altare (SV)
The masterpieces realized by the glass factory Fratelli Toso between 1930 and 1980 arrives in the beautiful museum Museo dell'Arte Vetraria in Altare, a little medieval town in Liguria, with a long tradition in glass making.
Inside an Art Nouveau style villa, you can retrace the most important moments of the Fratelli Toso glass factory throughout the 50 historical pieces on show, in addition to several sketches and historical pictures.
You can visit the exhibition until February 27, 2022
Exhibition PENSIERO NOMADE - opere di Sergio Cerini
On Thursday 18 November, we present at Lamari Creative Shopping the artworks by Sergio Cerini, in the exhibition Pensiero Nomade.
The artist Sergio Cerini, after an important career in fashion, shifts his creativity and communicative strength towards visual art. Art and fashion, creativity and research, aesthetics and color, curiosity and experimentation:
these are the elements that characterize the works on display, managing to convey to the observer the dreaming and dreamed world by the artist