Rubelli sostiene la Collezione Peggy Guggenheim con il tessuto BEYOND

“BEYOND”, in the name of art

Scritto da Carlo Ingegno on . Postato in Cultura, English channel


Inspired by the artwork by Claire Falkenstein, Entrance Gates to the Palazzo, 1961, iron and colored glass, two elements: 277 x 90 cm e 277 x 91.2 cm, Peggy Guggenheim Collection, Venice, Italy (Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation, New York); © The Falkenstein Foundation; by courtesy of Michael Rosenfeld Gallery LLC, New York, NY.
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Rubelli supports the arts and the Peggy Guggenheim Collection with “BEYOND”. A luxurious silk lampas inspired by the work of artist Claire Falkenstein (1908-1997) and her 1961 masterpiece “Entrance Gates to the Palazzo” at the Peggy Guggenheim Collection in Venice. A portion of the proceeds from the sales of “Beyond” will be donated to support the activities of the museum.

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Pila47 textile armchair by Rubelli Casa, design by Nava + Arosio, covered with Beyond fabric

Venezia, Italia.


Rubelli in support of art

Beyond was born from Rubelli’s desire to support the arts, and specifically, the Peggy Guggenheim Collection—one of Italy’s most important museums dedicated to European and American art of the twentieth century. Throughout the years, Rubelli has had a long-term collaboration and friendship with the museum, participating in the Guggenheim Intrapresæ corporate membership project since 2002.

Silk is inspired by the art of the museum

With this exciting project, Rubelli utilizes its skill and experience in the textile field, creating a silk lampas that is inspired by the work of Claire Falkenstein. The iconic and historically significant gates that have welcomed museum visitors for decades at the entrance to the Palazzo Venier dei Leoni.

With their magnificent jewel-like clusters of Murano glass fused to iron webbing, the gates exemplify Falkenstein’s signature style and reflect the craft of glass, long associated to the city of Venice. Falkenstein intended the work to convey an open flow, with movement, and she stated, “[…] If I can reach through and touch the other side, if I may look through and focus beyond, my feeling verifies the idea that motion is space”.

Above a detail of the fabric.
Small photo above a detail of the fabric

Affects the brightness and the passages of light and shadow

In the design of Beyond, interconnecting, dancing lines become a symbol of infinite space where elements evoking the glass parts of the gate can be interpreted as meteors, planets, or heavenly bodies. The iridescent effect of the silk of the Rubelli lampas—a successful transposition of a metal object in fabric—makes an impression with its brightness and play of light and shadow.

In support of the museum

Rubelli dedicates Beyond to the Peggy Guggenheim Collection and commits a portion of profits from its sale to the cherished museum—a private, non-profit foundation which has suffered significant losses due to the long closure caused by the Covid-19 pandemic.

Carlo Ingegno

Il primo grande viaggio? Quasi 15 ore di aereo per attraversare il mondo, ed arrivare in fondo al Sud America, tappa la bella Buenos Aires, dove ci rimane per ben dodici anni. Qui la prima esperienza lavorativa, nell'editoriale Rizzoli, che aveva acquistato nella città tanto amata da Jorge Luis Borges una nota casa editrice. Negli anni ‘80 torna in Italia, a Milano, questa volta per lavoro in Rcs, dove si occupa di immagine e grafica. Inoltre viaggia, fotografa e scrive storie dal mondo con approccio esplorativo sempre attento ai dettagli. Oggi dirige Agenda Viaggi con un gruppo di persone molto speciali. Vive a Monza ma spesso si sposta a Verzimo, un paesino del XI sec. in provincia di Vercelli, in una casa piccola, soleggiata, per metà ristrutturata, un giardino incolto e mobili tutti diversi per epoche e stili, come la vecchia tavola da surf testimone di lunghe cavalcate sulle onde in California o come l'eccentrico menù del caffè Granola a Copenaghen, la foto scattata alla cisterna di vetro colorata da Dumbo, Brooklyn, dell'artista Tom Fruin, e le belle stampe che immortalano la piacevole solitudine sulla spiaggia di Margate nella contea del Kent in Inghilterra.