R & Company, New York
November 7, 2017 – January 4, 2018
R & Company presents SuperDesign, a survey of Italian Radical Design from 1965-1975, curated by Maria Cristina Didero. The exhibition has been over a decade in the making and has come together through extensive research, passionate collecting and frequent trips to Italy to interview protagonists of the movement. Designers on exhibit are Piero Gilardi, Archizoom Associati, Studio 65, Gianni Ruffi, Kazuhide Takahama, Lapo Binazzi, Luigi Bandini Buti, Ugo La Pietra, . Studio A.R.D.I.T.I., Gino Marotta, Gianni Pettena, Superstudio, Marion Baruch, Ettore Sottsass, Guido Drocco , Franco Mello and Gianfranco Frattini.
The comprehensive survey highlights these leading figures and showcases a capsule collection of visionary works, alongside a selection of rare archival drawings and photography. as well as a feature length (62 minute) documentary directed by Francesca Molteni which presents interviews with pioneering designers and rare never- before-seen archival footage.
The exhibition will be accompanied by an extensive book published by The Monacelli Press, written by Didero, with an introduction by R & Company principal Evan Snyderman and contributions from Deyan Sudjic and Catharine Rossi.