A tribute, a reinterpretation, an open dialogue between art, history and design, all strictly made in Bologna.
Paolo Castelli designs the Objets d’Auteur: tribute to Morandi capsule for Istituzione Bologna Musei, objects and accessories in an artistic, colourful and creative guise. Bringing new energy to interior decoration, with a strong lyrical and poetic accent.
A creative partnership between the designer and entrepreneur from Emilia, Paolo Castelli, and Istituzione Bologna Musei, which began “silently” in 2009, during the refurbishment – supervised by Bolognese architect and designer Massimo Iosa Ghini – of Casa Morandi, the artist’s home in Via Fondazza 36, where Morandi lived with his mother and sisters from 1910 to 1964. Exactly 45 years after the artist’s death, a fortuitous meeting between Paolo Castelli and Istituzione Bologna Musei, which led to the development of a successful collaboration.
The collection is inspired by the artist Giorgio Morandi and his poetics: starting with the objects in the studio, the hub of Morandi’s meticulous observation, contemplative and repeated over time, to look at the formal and chromatic elements of these absolute protagonists of Morandi’s artistic research.
The result is a collection of objects permeated with sophisticated elegance, telling the stories of symbolic worlds with understated decorations and colour palettes. From Casa Morandi to our own homes, this collection offers us accessories and furnishing elements with a strong identity.
Paolo Castelli S.p.A and Istituzione Bologna Musei have assigned an exclusive mandate for the online sale of the collection to Artemest, an e-commerce platform with offices in Milan and New York, specialising in the high-end designer furniture, lighting, home décor and lifestyle categories. This is a strategic and well-defined choice, which focuses on the desire to embrace contemporary business models and attract a new market segment.
And Paolo Castelli concludes by telling us “These objects were created after my visit to Morandi’s home, where I was overwhelmed by an unusual emotion. The objects created are a 3D description of his life. I hope they will be welcomed into people’s homes as elements that can bring their owners closer to his works”.
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