In conjunction with the opening of the Venice Architecture Biennale 2023, Nilufar presents ‘The Ever-present Future of Design’ at the prestigious spaces of the Giovanni Nicelli Private Airport on the Venice Lido.
Giovanni Nicelli Private Airport and Nilufar have come together to present a remarkable exhibition, The Ever-Present Future of Design, a year after their partnership announcement. Coinciding with the opening of the Venice Architecture Biennale 2023, this exhibition takes place in the lobby of a 1920s building, curated by the renowned Nina Yashar. With a focus on the intrinsic nature of connections and exchanges within the airport’s spaces, the exhibition offers a contemporary perspective on collectible design, bridging the past and present. By transforming the airport into a hub of artistic expression, the exhibition reaffirms the cultural significance of Giovanni Nicelli Private Airport as an art destination on the Venice Lido.
A Journey Through Design History
The exhibition commences with an extensive and diverse display of artworks by renowned masters from various eras and countries. Notable creations by Pietro Consagra, Andrea Branzi, Edward J. Wormley, Paolo Buffa, Carlo Scarpa, Franco Albini, Ignazio Moncada di Paternò, Martin Eisler & Carlo Hauner, Gio Ponti, and Joaquim Tenreiro are showcased, symbolizing a distinctive blend of vintage and contemporary expressions. Alongside these treasured works, a contemporary collection featuring the talents of current designers is also on display. Examples include the sleek steel Libra Table by Atelier Lavit, the innovative Flora Modular Seating System by Khaled El Mays, and a selection of pieces by Martino Gamper. The exhibition provides a platform for dialogue among these contemporary works within the exhibition space, enhanced by the distinctive carpeting provided by Besana Carpet Lab.
The Enchanting Atmosphere of Giovanni Nicelli Private Airport
Giovanni Nicelli Private Airport embodies a sense of enchantment that encapsulates the joy of travel and the beauty of transcending boundaries. The airport’s unique ambiance almost suspends the perception of time, allowing visitors to enter a realm where the concept of time can be reimagined and rediscovered. Nina Yashar, the curator, acknowledges that the airport’s distinctive qualities make it an ideal venue to present works that shape and continue to shape the future of collectible design. With this exhibition, Giovanni Nicelli Private Airport further establishes itself as a significant cultural center within the Venice Lido. Nilufar, with its deep knowledge and appreciation of excellence, tells a captivating story that transcends time and borders, inviting all to experience this extraordinary tale. The airport’s architecture, dating back to the 1920s, and its enchanting setting on the Venice Lido, provide a captivating backdrop for the harmonious dialogue between vintage and contemporary works, creating a truly unique design experience.
The collaboration between Giovanni Nicelli Private Airport and Nilufar brings forth The Ever-Present Future of Design exhibition, a captivating showcase that merges history with contemporary creativity. Curated by Nina Yashar, this exhibition explores the essence of connections and exchanges within the airport’s spaces, offering visitors a fresh perspective on collectible design. The exhibition features a diverse range of artworks, spanning from renowned masters to current designers, embodying the fusion of vintage and contemporary expressions. The enchanting atmosphere of Giovanni Nicelli Private Airport elevates the exhibition’s impact, reaffirming the airport’s cultural significance and establishing it as a hub for art on the Venice Lido. As visitors immerse themselves in this captivating journey, they are invited to explore the extraordinary interplay between past and present and embrace the ever-present future of design.