JOHN PAWSON
Plain space - Architectural design

8 July 2012 29 July 2012

To mark its opening on 8 June 2012 (until July 29th 2012), the Bisazza Foundation presented ‘John Pawson – Plain Space’, dedicated to the work of the British designer known for his ‘minimalist’ approach to design and architecture. Direct from its successful showing at the Design Museum, London, the exhibition was presented for the first time in Italy.

The “John Pawson - Plain Space” exhibition celebrates John Pawsons career from the early 1980s to date and it presents his architecture and product designs characterized by visual clarity, simplicity and grace. The exhibition included a selection of landmark commissions such as the Sackler Crossing in London, the Cistercian Monastery in the Czech Republic and Calvin Klein’s iconic flagship store in New York as well as current and future projects.

Pawson offered a direct and immersive experience of his work, while architectural elements in stone, bronze, wood and metal taken from a range of buildings will explore his sensitive use of materials. Using a rich range of media, the exhibition presented to Italian public projects from Pawson’s career through photography, film, sketches, study models, prototypes as well as personal items from the Pawson archive.

Moreover, for the opening of The Bisazza Foundation, John Pawson produced an original, site specific work, using mosaics for the first time in his career.