The exhibition “Lina Bo Bardi: Together” imagined by the creative troika of curator Noemi Blager, filmmaker Tapio Snellman and artist Madelon Vriesendorp and sponsored by Arper celebrated not only the products but the creative practice of Italian-born architectural free-thinker Lina Bo Bardi. On the centenary of her birth and while Together is being presented Palazzo Giacomelli in Treviso, Arper dedicates one month, beginning today, to the celebration of the life and career of the modernist architect, prolific artist and amazing woman.
A single version of the industrialized Bardi’s Bowl Chair was first launched during Together exhibition. Designed in 1951 in Bo Bardi’s adopted home of Brazil, the Bardi’s Bowl Chair is an icon of Lina Bo Bardi’s adaptive style. Like much of Bo Bardi’s work, the Bowl Chair was not created to be a staid luxury product, valued for its design value alone, but as an affordable and flexible object created to seamlessly integrate into any environment. The new limited edition Bowl Chair by Arper is simple, adaptive, sensual and alive. The chair’s bowl, which was originally made from heavy hand-forged iron, is now produced in plastic to make it lighter and flexible enough to fit the foam and fabric to the frame. Bowl is available upon request at Oikos!
Photo Courtesy of Instituto Lina Bo e P.M. Bardi