From 6th to 14th of October
THE WOOD IN VENICE
Calle seconda del Cristo 2210a
San Polo Venezia
meeting with the designers Omri Revesz and Ercole Moretti
Dialogue between design and high craftsmanship
followed by the aperitif
6.30 – 9.00 pm
Lunardelli Venezia creates fine objects that express Venice’s soul in all of its facets. It pairs wood and other precious and traditional materials to re-interpret the island’s historical know how, amplifying its potential with a modern approach to design and production. Hidden in the foundation of calli and palazzi, wood upholds Venice; it marks the waterways throughout the lagoon, offers boats a harbor, and was a crucial element in the Serenissima’s awesome seafaring vocation. Ductile and alive, it is the ideal companion on a journey in search of perfect shape. From CNC machines to smart functionalities, Lunardelli Venezia explores all the opportunities new technologies offer modern craftspeople to manufacture with top quality, meeting clients’ needs. To give but one example: an NFC tag is added to each piece, to guarantee its authenticity. Strong in the principles of sustainability and environmental awareness they upheld in their previous experiences, the founders of Lunardelli Venezia are extremely careful about the environmental impact of every stage in the production process. In particular, they avoid synthetic materials and instead favor reclaimed wood, made unique by the passage of time. Talent and experience, passion and the tradition of Made in Italy come together with the common goal of creating high-quality home accessories, in which even the smallest detail has been thought of. This is the real luxury of Italian design and elegance – a luxury you can take back home, alongside the memories of a wonderful city.
Lunardelli Venezia stems from Lunardelli est. 1967, a historical company specializing in woodworking for highly customized construction and furnishing projects. A man of humble beginnings who started working at a very young age, Angelo Lunardelli developed his extensive experience in buildings of great historical value, winning over clients at the heart of Venice and even abroad. His work ethic and boldness allowed him to face any challenge, and now live on in the work of his son and daughter. Thus, Lunardelli Venezia was born with decades of expertise – and with the vision of a new way of manufacturing, so that objects can express the highest standards of Italian craftsmanship, in a scenario of increasingly advanced technologies and demanding markets.
Damiano Frison has not stopped taking apart everything he puts his hand on since 1986, just to see what’s hidden inside. In 2012, after his BA in industrial design at IUAV (Venice), he was drawn into the makers world. In 2016 he opened the fablab of Ca’ Foscari University in Venice, where he worked as manager and faber. In 2018 he started working at Lunardelli est. 1967 as creative director of the brand Lunardelli Venezia. He also oversees production processes, aiming at simplification and reaching out to the point of convergence between design and manufacturing. This leads him to seek new ways of research and development by using digital fabrication technologies to bring together designers and artisans.
Larch/walnut wood and glass lamp
PIOVA by Damiano Frison
Sometimes water closes in on Venice from above. Raindrops crash into circles on the city’s liquid surface, creating light ripples and playfully chiselling the waves. The game continues out at sea, in blurry, distorted reflections under the vaults of bridges and porticos (sottoporteghi), the only shelters in this city of water. To echo these lively dynamics, Piova is designed to be easy to move and to create evocative drawings of light in any space.
Lunardelli Venezia exhibit its Piova Lamp at Palazzo Grimani Museum, during Venice Design Week 2018