The Bisazza Foundation’s exhibition space – past a curved wall on which minute ‘tesserae’ compose grand roses – is home to the Monumental Proust Chair, Alessandro Mendini’s mosaic-encrusted work, and to a polyhedral, enigmatic golden mask that tells the story of a much-awaited Godot, as envisioned by Fabio Novembre; in the next room, Jaime Hayon’s visionary airplane-pool, with propeller blades pierced by heart and diamond decorations, will make your imagination take off – as will many other installations by artists and designers such as Tord Boontje, Aldo Cibic, Sandro Chia, Mimmo Paladino, Andrée Putman, Ettore Sottsass, Studio Job, Patricia Urquiola and Marcel Wanders.
The Bisazza Foundation – created by the leading manufacturer of glass mosaic for interior decor – opened this exhibition area to the public in Montecchio Maggiore, in the province of Vicenza.
Its 6,000 square meters – a former factory space that has been renovated by architect Carlo Del Bianco – house a permanent collection (with installations dedicated to original, experimental uses of mosaic tiles) as well as design and architecture exhibitions developed in cooperation with renowned international institutions.
Outside, there are quiet and green landscapes. The city is far away, and you’ll be happy to miss it from here.