La sostanza della forma (The substance of shape) is the exhibition dedicated to Franco Albini, launched today at the Italian Cultural Institute of Paris. Organized in cooperation with the Franco Albini Foundation and supported by Cassina, which produces Albini’s works from 2008, the show represents the first retrospective in France curated by Giampiero Bosoni. The multiform personality of the artist is highlighted by a reinterpretation about his professional and personal life.
Opened until 30 May, the exhibition shows many products realized by Cassina brand. Veliero is a masterpiece of the architect, an unicum of bookcase where sperimentation is the keynote. Lightness, both structural and figurative, is untouched, representing a continuative concept in Albini products. Cavalletto e Cicognino perform in a different way the idea of table, in particular in the second one recalling an animal shape with an extended leg that change into a beak/handle.
Two different models of armchair are Tre Pezzi and Luisa. The artist worked fifteen years on Luisa design before defining the substance of single elements: an innovative result for the XX century frame.