Artemide illuminates the Mysterious Objects of Giò Ponti

Milan, October 28, 2014


Milan, October 28, 2014 – Artemide lights illuminate three works of the renowned Milanese architect Gio Ponti at the show “Oggetti misteriosi” (Mysterious Objects), currently on display at Malpensa Airport’s fascinating venue “La Porta di Milano” until March 31, 2015.

La Porta di Milano is a building officially opened in 2011. In addition to welcoming people in transit across the airport, it is also an ideal stage for art displays and temporary exhibitions.

Artemide conceived a bespoke lighting project for this exhibition venue, able to achieve maximum flexibility in managing multiple lighting scenarios.

With the help of Artemide technology, the lighting atmosphere can be constantly modified to ensure consistency with the art exhibitions that are regularly organized on site.

Artemide LED projectors (special Picto 125 LED with adapter – 3000K DALI) are permanently fitted in the exhibition space. Their efficient lighting performance enables the works on display to be perfectly highlighted and visible to passers-by and visitors, plus the DALI light adjustment control provides the best possible definition in terms of lighting parameters, based on the scenic requirements of the different areas of Porta di Milano exhibition space.

Artemide illuminated the works of Fausto Melotti and Marino Marini, two important 20th-century Italian artists previously on display at the same venue, and will now pay a tribute to Gio Ponti, one of the most outstanding and influential figures of international design and architecture with whom the company has closely collaborated since its foundation. This relation resulted into the design of a truly iconic light – Fato, designed by Ponti in 1969.

The exhibition “Oggetti Misteriosi” will include three unusual works by Ponti: the installation “Espressioni” (Expressions), 1966, from the Ideal Standard showroom, in which the architect fills all the available space with obelisks of different heights; “Cattedrale di Los Angeles” (Los Angeles Cathedral), 1967, a large stainless steel sculpture made up of thin angel-shaped blades; and the “Salzburger Nachrichten” office floors in Salzburg, 1976, a floor project developed by Ponti like a painting.

Gio Ponti. Oggetti Misteriosi

Milan Malpensa Airport – Porta di Milano (Terminal 1)

October 29, 2014 – March 31, 2015

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