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On Tuesday 12th of December was inaugurated “PARA20SACRI” in the exhibition area – Design Spermarket / floor -1 of Rinascente in via del Tritone, an exhibition in a shop that brings together a classic of Roman material culture, the emporium of
sacred objects, design and craftsmanship.The setting that welcomes the exhibition are the ruins of the Aqueduct Virgin of the Augustan age found in the current -1 floor.
Because of it’s a narrative exhibition, to host the “PARA20SACRI” series of objects was created an important stage: the reproduction of one of the most beautiful micro-architectures ever designed and built, reconstructed on a 1: 1 scale: the Rucellai Chapel by Leon Battista Alberti, a raised chapel on the right transept in the Basilica of Santa Maria Novella in Florence.
The project, curated by Gianluigi Ricuperati, sees the participation of ten Italian designers, graphic designers, illustrators and art directors such as: Andrea Branzi, Marco Cendron, Zanzara Laboratory, Nucleo, Emiliano Ponzi, Chiara Onida, Italo Rota, Cristiano Seganfreddo, Patricia Urquiola, Zanellato / Bortotto that reinterpret ten types of religious objects, producing 1000 limited edition products in collaboration with some Italian craft shops.