Exploring Bologna through Bologna Design Week

Bologna Design Week, the one-week event held during Cersaie, will be back in Bologna in 2019. Now in its fifth edition, the Design Week will present many initiatives involving stores, galleries, designers, public and historical places, with exhibitions, installations and workshops. On September 25th, the Design Night, in collaboration with Confcommercio Ascom Bologna, will see the participation of stores, hotels and restaurants in a collective celebration lasting until midnight.

Design Night, Bologna Design Week 2018, photo Giacomo Maestri.

Le Corbusier and color at the Bologna Design Week

A site-specific project dedicated to color has been developed by Gigacer, Faenza-based company specializing in ceramics. With the support of Fondation Les Couleurs Le CorbusierGigacer explores the meaning of color in Le Corbusier’s works. The Pavillon de L’Esprit Nouveau, designed by Le Corbusier for the Exposition International des Arts Décoratifs et Industriels Modernes in Paris in 1925, rebuilt in Bologna in 1977 in front of the entrance of the exhibition center, and restored in 2017, will host an exhibition, lectures and talks with architects during the whole week.

The Pavillon de L’Esprit Nouveau, rebuilt in Bologna

Bologna Design Week will occupy the city center with Le Cinque Piazze, a co-design and self-construction workshop aimed at the temporary reconfiguration of the public space of Bologna university area. This project is curated by Fondazione Innovazione Urbana, Dipartimento di Architettura dell’Università di Bologna, Fondazione Rusconi, in collaboration with Comune di Bologna and with the participation of BDW and Viabizzuno.

Design Night, Bologna Design Week 2018, foto Giacomo Maestri.

The initiative will see the participation of galleries and showrooms such as Ultradesign, which will present The Cassina Perspective.Tra innovazione e icone. On September 24th, at 7 pm, the showroom will host Rodolfo Dordoni, who will present his new design for Cassina, a haute-couture sofa.

DressUp, by Rodolfo Dordoni for Cassina

In the spaces of Marsala District, an exhibition on Brazilian traditional design will be curated by Brazil S/A and Tania Campos Berni. Moreover, the renowned store Paradiso Terrestre will host an installation by Ceramica Bardelli.

For further information please visit Bolognadesignweek.com

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