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May 15, 2018

CASA IED: Grand Canal edition

In the framework of the 2nd edition of Design.VE – Biennial Design Walk Through Venice, and in conjunction with the XVI Biennale of Architecture, IED Venezia hosts inside its prestigious venue of Palazzo Franchetti CASA IED: Grand Canal edition, a new interpretation of the design showcase presented by IED Network at Salone del Mobile 2018 in Milan.

CASA IED: Grand Canal edition displays seven-night/day environments, setting a selection of different elements of home-design created by Mariana Aguirre, Davide Aquini, Francesca Borelli, Gaetano di Gregorio, Aitana Gago Argüello, Joao Lacerda Moreira, Mariana Pellegrino, Federico Peri, ZAVEN, and by the students of the Product Design course at IED Cagliari, Alumni or Teachers of the Institute, now established professional designers whose furniture and objects have been realized in collaboration with prominent companies such as Atipico, Fontanaarte, Ikea, Oluce, Progetti in luce and Urbo, or as brand new self-productions.

The exhibition is curated by the students of the ongoing Master course in Curatorial Practice at IED Venezia: Nilo Amlashi, Zahra Bundakji, Fernanda Costa de Andrade, Yasmine Helou, Virginia Lupo, Sanjana J. Pillai, Lucia Trevisan, coming from Sweden, Saudi Arabia, Brazil, Lebanon, India and Italy. With their concept they have empathized the multifaceted interpretation of home as a result of a confluence of different perspectives on what makes a place familiar, as a sort of “state of being”. For them the idea of home represents not a strictly-physical space, it can be suggested by the coziness of a living room, as well as the privacy of any makeshift shelters, or through the silent pages of a book found in a crowded reading room. A smell, a sound, an object, a feeling – all senses come into play to lend a soul to a place.

CASA IED: Grand Canal edition will be opened from Monday to Friday, from 10am to 5.00pm, from the 23rd of May to the 23rd of September 2018.