Italian Futurist Design: From Furniture to Ceramics

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Bruno Munari and Torido Mazzotti, Antipasti Service (Piatti Servizio Antipasti), 1929–1930. Glazed earthenware (manufactured by Casa Giuseppe Mazzotti, Albisola Marina), six plates: 21.6 x 21.6 cm diameter each; one vase: 11.7 x 7.6 cm. The Wolfsonian-Florida International University, Miami Beach, The Mitchell Wolfson, Jr. Collection © Bruno Munari, courtesy Corraini Edizioni. Photo: Lynton Gardiner

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Italian Futurist Design: From Furniture to Ceramics

Tuesday, June 24, 2014 @ 6:30 pm

The program of creative intervention proclaimed by Futurist artists Giacomo Balla and Fortunato Depero in their 1915 manifesto “Futurist Reconstruction of the Universe” was to encompass not only the full spectrum of the arts and architecture but also interior design and objects for domestic use. In this gallery program, Silvia Barisione, Curator, The Wolfsonian and Florida International University, will explore Futurist design and decorative arts starting from the activity of the so-called “Case d’Arte,” Futurist workshops for the creation of furnishings, textiles, toys and household goods to the Futurist ceramic production sanctioned by the publication of the manifesto “Ceramica e aeroceramica—Manifesto futurista” in 1938.

$15, $10 members, $5 students.