February 5th – 9th, 2020
Istituto Italiano di Cultura

About the Exhibition

Anonimo Contemporaneo has come into being with the aim of intervening on a received original, varying its characteristics without altering its fundamental concept, thereby demonstrating that it is possible to revisit the same idea infinite times, while never repeating one’s self. Two kinds of wood, carbon-fiber, aluminium, straw, rubber and leather, the chair and low armchair. Designed by Faccin, this collection is a subtle and sophisticated experiment where in each variation interprets a different material, celebrating its specific qualities so as to restore, in a contemporary idiom, the essential idea of a chair that is popular, familiar and elegant: both iconic and anonymous. The collection focuses on the chair in its Italian declination.
La Romanella is the Roman version of this category. In Italy, and throughout the Mediterranean, this type of chair exists in many variant forms, which however share many common formal and structural characteristics. This chair type represents a kind of object that has always existed and has evolved over time in an infinite range of variant formal solutions, each in search of the most efficient mode of production. By their nature these chairs are ‘by’ no-one and therefore belong to everyone and they are open to interpretation free of copyright.