KONSTANTIN GRCIC
MAGLIANA PROJECT

25th May, 2017
Pier Luigi Nervi Pavilion
Rome

About the Exhibition

“Magliana Project” is the result of a complex period of research and gestation enthusiastically shared with one of the most influential and authoritative designers of the last two decades, Konstantin Grcic. Inspired by the building principles of Pier Luigi Nervi, Italian master architect and engineer, Konstantin Grcic’s project presents a corpus of limited edition furniture, consisting of a modular table with integrated seating and suspension lighting, all executed entirely in concrete according to the most innovative techniques developed from the latest studies on the material, and its small scale application. Grcic’s work has been launched in form of site-specific installation inside the emblematic building that inspired the project: the small masterpiece of engineering in ferro-concrete which is currently the only surviving pavilion from the larger campus of ready-made buildings that since the 1940s hosted the “Nervi&Bartoli” firm’s headquartered, in the Magliana area of Rome. Konstantin Grcic project is part of the series Privato Romano Interno, dedicated to contemporary design and curated by Emanuela Nobile Mino, who since 2011, has involved international designers in the production of new collections, executed with materials and techniques derived from Roman and Italian artisanal traditions, and presented within the historic building which identifies the architectural style that has most significantly impacted on the design process of each author’s project.