EUROLUCE 2015 stand virtual tour
James Irvine: an Englishman in Milan
A tribute to the designer and to the relationship with Milan.
Edited by Maria Cristina Didero and Marco Sammicheli
Museo Del Novecento
Via G. Marconi, 1 – Milan
09:30 – 19:30 // lun 14.30 – 19.30 // giov 09.30 – 22.30 | http://www.museodelnovecento.org
“An Englishman in Milan” is a compact macro-representation of the Irvine’s world ranging from a selected range of products, prototypes, collections, drawings, inspirations and materials.
The installation, created in collaboration with Studio Irvine, reconstructs to scales beloved treasure box and weaves a dialogue between designer’s personal objects and master’s works such as Fortunato Depero and Umberto Boccioni, selected by curator and obtained by the permanent collection of the institution.
“James is a great friend, with him I shared since the beginning the Danese’s adventure, he has been a generous and constant presence in the growth of the company. When I decided to relaunch Danese’s brand so as to renew a tradition that has its roots in the Bruno Munari and Enzo Mari’s work, I immediately thought about James whose I appreciated the work so much to be his loyal collector. In all of his products designed for Danese it is evident both his great talent as designer and his ironical and playful spirit, as well as his humanity and passion which he has always dealed with his work. I think that James made an historical period of industrial design as a protagonist and I feel myself privileged for working with him.” Carlotta de Bevilacqua