The exhibition celebrates the twenty-fifth anniversary of Palomba Serafini Associati with unique pieces of furniture, designed in collaboration with leading Italian and international design companies ——CC—tapis, Ferri1956, Fiam, Foscarini, Giorgetti, Glebanite. Horm, Kartell, Lorenzon Project, Poltrona Frau, Vesta, Zanat, Zanotta ——and self-produced objects.
Over the last 25 years, Palomba Serafini Associati has transferred the concept of hypertext from computer science to design. Roberto Palomba and Ludovica Serafini’s methodology uses hypertextuality to create pieces of design functioning as cross-sectoral objects, originating an infinite network of possible connections. Each creation is the result of a coherent research, developing from an interaction of thoughts, inspirations and intuitions. Refusing any linear approach as well as all aesthetic and formal stylisms, Palomba and Serafini rediscover what being a designer means, thinking about objects’ function before designing their shape.
The about 25 pieces of design displayed across all rooms of Tommaso Calabro Gallery are fragments of a journey through the most diverse languages — from organic to geometric research, from order to disorder. Although they are rich with personal references, they offer everyone the possibility to build a reading path according to one’s own sensitivity.
These objects are multitudes of formal and material identities, operating on multiple levels in a hypertextual way. Their display next to Post-war artworks selected by the gallery for the show will enhance unexpected conversations across different disciplines.
With this exhibition, Tommaso Calabro Gallery continues producing interdisciplinary projects that, against all conventions and imposed rules, foster new perceptive and connective dialogues between multiple types of creativities.
A portion of the proceeds of the sales of Ludovica+Palomba Serafini’s creations will be donated to the charity association Pane Quotidiano.