Isla Vases selected by Le Quai, Monaco
Photo by Etienne Malapert
The Isla vases, designed by Julie Richoz, were selected by Le Quai in Monte-Carlo. Founded by Silvia Fiorucci Roman, a design collector and gallerist, Le Quai is a new space for contemporary art and design in Monaco, that joined the other places made available by the collector through the cultural activities of Società delle Api.
Its name, Le Quai, is an homage to the place that houses it, a building facing Monaco’s suggestive port. Once the headquarters of the Fondation Folon, Le Quai is conceived as a place of experimentation through which to enter into relationship with art, design and the whole universe of theoretical and practical knowledge that revolves around contemporary creative production.
Le Quai takes the opportunity offered by the opening of the Sofia Stevi show to inaugurate its new bookshop featuring a focused selection of books and design objects. Reflecting the multidisciplinary approach that characterizes the space and mission of Società delle Api, the bookshop intends to provide common ground for all artistic practices in embracing every area of contemporary creative production.
Design objects, selected by Silvia Fiorucci Roman together with curator Annalisa Rosso, include the most interesting international designers chosen for their special affinity or for their participation in the Società delle Api. The fruit of thorough research in colors, materials, and shapes, despite their apparent simplicity, all the articles on sale are capable of stimulating refreshingly new insights.
Many of these designers have been collaborating with the Association for some time, among them, Valentina Cameranesi Sgroi, who was responsible for the creative and scenographic set-up of the bookshop and, for the occasion, will present her selection of vases together with the first design edition of the Società delle Api, honey jars inspired by the Moulin des Ribes. French duo Superpoly, with their imaginative pieces inspired by the Mediterranean, and designer Julie Richoz, who will present a limited edition of blown glass vases created in collaboration with Nouvel, also actively collaborate with the Association.
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