You Bring the Furniture

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By Alessandro Sanna
ISBN: 978-88-7570-269-4

How does a piece of furniture become a work of art? By drawing it in among the sinuous and eccentric characters invited to tea at the home of Dino Gavina, one of the forerunners of 20th century design.

Alessandro Sanna’s pen and ink drawings are the perfect opportunity to imagine and paint your own decor and, with the help of Dino Gavina, to turn your own furniture into “Ultramobili”! Ultramobili are works of art in the shape of furniture, designed by artists such as Man Ray, Sebastian Matta and Meret Oppenheim. Conceived to banish the concept of mere functionality they were to bring poetry and vitality into the home. Introduced by Dino Gavina in 1971, many of the pieces are still being produced.

This book is a homage to Dino Gavina on the occasion of the exhibition “Dino Gavina. Lampi di design” at the Museum of Modern Art in Bologna.

Alessandro Sanna was born in 1975 in Nogara (Verona), he lives and works in Ostiglia (Mantua). Among the publishers and newspapers with whom he collaborates: Einaudi, Emme, Il Sole24ore, MeMo, Mondadori. His works have been on display in collective and personal exhibitions, and in 2006 he was awarded the Andersen Prize for the “best artmade book” and “best illustrator” for 2009. After Exhibition of paintings – published in french by the Centre Georges Pompidou – and A home My home, You bring the furniture is his third book for Corraini.