From the 12th to the 17th April Milan will host the annual Salone del Mobile.
One of the biggest fairs in the world for the interior design business founded in 1961.
Don’t miss the presentation of the new project by japanese firm nendo and NYC gallery Friedman Benda: 50 Manga Chairs
The Basilica di San Simpliciano will host the European presentation of the new design project by the japanese brand nendo. From Tuesday 12th to Sunday 17th April, during the Salone del Mobile in fact, visitors will have the possibility to admire the installation 50 Manga Chairs. Friedman Benda will also host the same installation during a solo exhibition from the 8th to the 15th October.
With this installation, nendo wanted to transpose the idea of manga on an element of daily use such as a chair. We will find chairs bent over, chairs inside chairs, rainbow chairs or happy chairs. Each piece represents an innovation and sometimes two or more chairs can be linked together in order to create a unique ensemble.
50 Manga Chairs is the third project that links in collaboration the gallery Friedman Benda with the japanese design group nendo. In 2009 the New York debut with Ghost Stories won international fame with the piece Cabbage Chair. While in 2011 the second exhibition Scatter Shelf played with the idea of structure in space.
The innovative brand nendo founded in 2002 in Tokyo, has then opened a second office in Milan in 2005 and won numerous prizes through the years. In 2012 the prize ‘Designer of the Year’ by Wallpaper Magazine and the Iconic Design Award ‘Interior Designer of the Year’ in 2015. Many of its works are included in the permanent collections of the most important museums in the world. Museum of Modern Art in New York, Design Museum Holon in Tel Aviv, the Centre Pompidou in Paris, to name a few.
Friedman Benda is an important gallery based in New York and founded in 2007. It represents a long list of international designers spread over five continents and multiple generations. The gallery’s aim is to show the world works that are historically involved and avant-garde.
Facoltà Teologica dell’Italia Settentrionale, Piazza Paolo VI, 4, 20121 Milan