Now in its seventh edition, INVENTARIO “Everything is a Project” continues to detail design culture from a number of diverging points of view, and this time research dedicated to the book object has been selected as a starting point – not the book as a physical product, however, but as a world of things and actions whose designs have been inspired by the book, and are related to it. A collection of objects that mark the advancement of reading, tools to help readers, structures that hold and sort rows of books, lamps and other decorative objects that have been made for and with books, and, how fundamental constructive and structural elements are found even within books themselves.
Inside INVENTARIO, we find, faithfully, the columns that carry out the task of organising the flow of objects, thoughts and words in-between the turning
of pages. In this edition, Elio Grazioli speaks of Claudio Parmiggiani’s “Delocazione” which converts a room into a type of three-dimensional sensitive plate, upon which the shape of objects stand out. Meanwhile, in the Manuale dell’Architetto, Mariana Siracusa tells us how artists and designers have managed and reinterpreted a rational space: the corner, which in itself is not very welcoming. Francesco Garutti tells us about Blinky Palermo, who redefined the language of painting. Among the New Masters, we find Martí Guixé, Catalan food designer, true innovator of food design who, in this interview with Paolo Bocchi, illustrates his personal and professional journey. Then, there is the work of Umberto Riva in an article by Michele Calzavara, paper knives explained by Giulio Iacchetti, sofas and chairs by Nina Saunders, travel paintings by Vittoria Chierici and the new talents of Futuro Prossimo (Stéphanie Baechler, Denise Bonapace, James Teng). And much more.
The contributors to INVENTARIO °07: “Around books” by Stefano Salis and Annalisa Ubaldi, Daniele Greppi on Joy by Achille Castiglioni, Mariana Siracusa on Corners, Francesco Garutti on Blinky Palermo, Judicious pairings by Matteo Pirola, Martí Guixé interviewed da Paolo Bocchi, Deborah Duva on Nina Saunders, Angelika Burtscher and Daniele Lupo interview Maruša Sagadin, Near Future by Cristina Miglio, Giulio Iacchetti on Paper Knives, Michele Calzavara and Mirko Zardini on Umberto Riva, Anna Meroni and the “creativity necessary for the future”, Francesco M. Cataluccio, with illustrations by Marco Manini, on Vittoria Chierici.
Beppe Finessi (1966), architect, is involved in education, criticism and research. He is involved through exhibitions and publications in promoting the work of the great masters of Italian design and new exponents on the international scene. Since 2010 he has been director of “Inventario. Everything is a Project”.