A research center, an archive, an enhancement platform: a space dedicated to research, memory, and innovation, created to bring out the scientific design work that underlies all our activities. A place designed to welcome a network that brings together visitors, researchers, universities, superintendencies, foundations and companies.
The musealization of an archive of over 7000 ceramics exhibited within 1500 square meters in the historical production space of Bitossi Ceramiche, where history and contemporaneity are the focal points of the narration. A Company that boasts a centenary tradition and that counts collaborations with the greatest international designers of the last Century.
Sala Sottsass, located on the first floor of Triennale di Milano, houses the reconstruction and permanent display of a private residence interior: Casa Lana, designed by Ettore Sottsass in the mid-1960s in Milan and now open to public thanks to a donation by Barbara Radice Sottsass.
Building a relationship between a precious historical container and a contemporary art collection. This was the main planning challenge for this new architectural and museographic project that became an opportunity to express a synthesis between linguistic-functional contemporaneity and historical-cultural valorization.
Over twenty years of collaborations within one of the most important institution in Italy: a modernization project based on renovation, addition and enhance of its existing potential.
The conversion of a former industrial space into a residential attic for a collector of art in Milan
The project consists of a renovation and functional conversion of the old Austrian Stables (le Cavallerizze) within the precints of the Museo Nazionale della Scienza e Tecnologia Leonardo da Vinci in Milan.
“A Darwinian Design. A new passage in the process of this museum’s evolution that has never stopped changing since 1953, the year of its foundation”
(Irene Guzman, ABITARE 553)
The project transforms Rimini’s historic public space of the municipal oven into an exhibition garden that can host contemporary art sculptures and that can put them “in dialogue” through an innovative museographic project.
La Triennale di Milano appointed AR.CH.IT Luca Cipelletti the Artistic Direction of “Back To Muzio” a project that, over the coming years of renovation and restoration, aims to rediscover the remarkable spatial qualities of the original building designed in the 30s by Giovanni Muzio.
photo Archivio Triennale
A revolutionary vision for the international success of the Shit Museum in Castelbosco: where all is based on the principle of constant transformation and nature, art and technology meet.
A domestic setting of prospective deductions between architecture, art and music, where Tremlett’s wall-drawing “Music for My Eyes” dialogues with the interior project.
“Art and Architecture in conversation. A triplet of mirrors seemed to reflect into infinity, although, in fact, it was cutouts in the walls bringing the three rooms together”(Suzy Menkes, The New York Times)
“To counterbalance the visual vertigo of the living room – two glass sides that literally enter the landscape in the house – the designer has created a box effect by coating the walls, floors, ceiling, which makes the space more soft and welcoming” (Sara Banti, LIVING 2014 – Corriere della Sera)
The project follows principles of sustainability and energy efficiency and gives a central role to greenery, through the creation of a space enriched by numerous plants and thanks to a new perspective opened from the entrance of the museum towards the Parco Sempione.
AR.CH.IT Luca Cipelletti presents XYZ. A series of solid wood tables and consoles where the focus is on a new and unique join of the bevelled tabletops to slender wooden legs.
“A garden is sacred, in a way, both a physical entity and an allegorical device. It is many things: symbol, crest and emblem; Arcadia and Eden; Pan and Demeter; prophecy and oracle; a form of heraldry and magic; ritual and spell.” (Lea Vergine – ABITARE N.150)
“A brilliant dialogue between art, design, architecture and landscape that promotes history to the future” – “The result of a virtuous meet between a passionate architect, Luca Cipelletti and a master of contemporary art, David Tremlett…a dialogue as a total project, built on correspondences between art, architecture and design” (Francesca Taroni – Filippo Romeo, LIVING 6 – 2014 – Corriere della Sera)
“The project was able to give a new architectural identity to the stair, now perfectly integrated with the pre-existing” (Maria Vittoria Capitanucci, Milano – Le nuove architetture. 2012 SKIRA Editore)
Conversazioni tra Arte e Architettura Edizione 02. On the occasion of this year MiArt, AR.CH.IT Luca Cipelletti is opening its doors to the public with the exhibition Architectures des Mémoires.
A retrospective dedicated to the French artists Anne and Patrick Poirier, in collaboration with Galleria Fumagalli.
Luca Cipelletti’s studio AR.CH.IT is specialized from the beginning of its activity in the design of museums, exhibition spaces and displays, of buildings and interiors, in a continuous conversation between art and architecture. A fundamental theme in Cipelletti’s practice, to which he has now decided to dedicate a series of exhibitions organised in collaboration with artists, institutions, collectors and galleries; to be set up in his own spaces.
From 2003 to 2013, Luca Cipelletti gave a valuable contribution to the United Millennium Campaign, working as Art Director for a variety of rewarding and meaningful projects.
A project based on architectural subtraction, perspective and ever-changing perception of the space.
A contemporary wunderkammer made up of a monolithic industrial shelving unit designed inside the showroom and exhibition space of LaDoubleJ.com
“Cow dung goes high design” (Christine Smallwood – T/ The New York Times Style Magazine)
“An exhibition designed with red Pompeian walls sliced with perspective windows that resume the ones on the paintings. Across them the view can “travel” through the next room playing a game between reality and illusion, a principal theme on the artwork of De Chirico” (Francesca Bonazzoli – Corriere della Sera)
“The choice of this specific exhibition language is not only a challenge trying to tell a photographic archive in a contemporary way, it is also deliberately a project that seeks to tell the story of AEM view from a bridge that looks to the future, directly connected to all the advanced projects of A2A.” (LUCE n. 5/2010)
The challenge to interpret fashion show as an exhibition, by museographical planning and working alongside Arbesser’s collections in various collaboration projects between art, fashion and architecture.
Three collaborations with Soundwalk Collective: a soundscape of the Mediterranean basin.
An intense exhibition, a walk through the abandoned archive of an hospital, which becomes a promenade inside stories and memories listening to Soundwalk soundtracks.
Luca Cipelletti and David Tremlett collaboration in Bari. A project for the Ministero per i Beni e le Attività Culturali
THE PRIMORDIAL PRODUCTS
Not form but substance.
The Shit Museum (2015) produces ideas, exhibitions, objects and projects. And now it has invented and registered MERDACOTTA®, a material which brings together the principles of transformation and sustainability underpinning its cultural and scientific values.
Luca Cipelletti presents a new project of structural design and domestic architecture designed for Giustini / Stagetti and presented at Design Miami Basel.