Tadao Ando
Tadao Ando's exhibition at the Duvetica store in Milan

20 Apr. 2012


Along with the whirlwind of events livening up Milan Design Week, Japanese architect Tadao Ando presented a photo exhibition at Milan's Duvetica store located at Via Santo Spirito 22. The architect, who also designed the other Duvetica stores in Tokyo, Kitzbuehl and Courmayeur, has dedicated the show to a selection of his works, including images of the Stone Sculpture Museum in Bad Kreuznach, Germany, the restoring of Palazzo Grassi and Punta della Dogana in Venice and the Art Centre Chateaux La Coste in Aix-en-Provence. He also displayed some objects he designed for Venini Murano, the glass art object manufacturer.

Tadao Ando: "I don
Tadao Ando: "I don't feel like an 'archistar'."
When asked about other architects Ando commented, "I don't feel like an ‘archistar’ like some people. I prefer to stay calm and do my job as best as I can, employing the best experts and artisans. In the end an architect cannot do anything alone - be it a perfect concrete wall or a beautiful glass object." He went on to say, "I feel honored to be here in Milan for Milan Design Week where people are showing such great interest for design, which I believe increases quality of life. "I think that architecture, which is tightly connected with design and fashion, will have to be increasingly more connected to the past, especially in Europe, which is a continent so rich in the remains of the past - especially Italy.”

The exhibition takes place at Duvetica Store and showroom, Via Santo Spirito 22, Milano and runs from April 17-22, 2012, 10 am-7 pm, free admission.

Maria Cristina Pavarini

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