Lina Bo Bardi In Full Color

05 settembre 2021

© Giulio Ghirardi

During the Milan Design Week, Arper launches the exhibition “Lina Bo Bardi in Full Color” in its new pop-up space, adjacent to the current showroom in via Pantano. The exhibition is dedicated to the Italian-Brazilian architect Lina Bo Bardi and the different interpretations of color expressed by different contributors in the making of the iconic Bardi’s Bowl Chair.

© Giulio Ghirardi

The exhibition will explore the different color directions expressed in the Bardi's Bowl Chair by various experts. Visitors will be taken on a journey across the different modes of interpretation of color for this touchstone of Brazilian modernist design, spacing from contrasting colors to gradient ranges, to monochrome interpretations of the chairs, to bold and graphic patterns which follow the lines of Bo Bardi’s watercolor illustrations.

© Giulio Ghirardi

Some significant elements of the exhibition “Lina Bo Bardi: Together” will also be on display. The travelling exhibition “Lina Bo Bardi:Together” was sponsored by Arper from 2012 to 2016, and consists of a journey that helped bring to light the architect's works and artistic productions, together with her thoughts and ideas.

© Giulio Ghirardi

Visitors will also be able to see the new Bardi’s Bowl Chair in Rubelli fabrics, developed in 2021 to celebrate the special Golden Lion for Lifetime Achievement in memoriam, awarded to Lina Bo Bardi during the 17th International Architecture Exhibition of the Venice Biennale. The fabrics were inspired by the work of Lina Bo Bardi, they respect the eclectic and contemporary essence of the project and enrich it with tactile sensations and colors that create a connection between Italian and Brazilian culture.



Showroom Arper
via Pantano 30

Opening hour:
5—10 Settembre

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