ITALIAN DESIGN GOES ON SHOW IN BRUSSELS

(VELINO) Roma, 21 Sep - Italian design will be on display inBrussels from Sept. 23 to Oct. 11 when the Italian CulturalInstitute (IIC) hosts "Innesti" by Andrea Anastasio. Theexhibition presents a selection of the designer's vasesproduced throughout his career. The artist looks at the vase asa human tool since pre-history, an object that has continuallytaken on new meanings from one era to another. This marks thevase out as an ideal object to reflect on the culture ofliving. The selection of vases on show brings together designsfrom Memphis-Milano and those produced by

(VELINO) Roma, 21 Sep - Italian design will be on display inBrussels from Sept. 23 to Oct. 11 when the Italian CulturalInstitute (IIC) hosts "Innesti" by Andrea Anastasio. Theexhibition presents a selection of the designer's vasesproduced throughout his career. The artist looks at the vase asa human tool since pre-history, an object that has continuallytaken on new meanings from one era to another. This marks thevase out as an ideal object to reflect on the culture ofliving. The selection of vases on show brings together designsfrom Memphis-Milano and those produced by publishers andgalleries that have made a great contribution to the evolutionof Italian design. Andrea Anastasio was born in Rome in 1961and studied philosophy at the Ca 'Foscari University of Venice.In 1991 he moved to India and since 2002 has regularly movedbetween there and Italy. In his career between 1989 and 2002 hedesigned for Artemide, Memphis-Milano, Milan Design Gallery,Sawaya & Moroni, and Danese. In 2002 he reduced his work as aprofessional designer to focus on his art. In 2005 he wasArtist-in-Residence at the Isabella Stewart Gardener Museum inBoston in the United States. He has exhibited at variousmuseums and galleries, including the Museum of ContemporaryArt-Denver, USA (permanent collection), Grand Palais-Paris(1993, le Design Miroir du Siecle), Muse'e des Arts Decoratifsde Montreal in Canada (permanent collection), Wexner Center forthe Arts in Ohio, (2002, Moon River) and the I.S. GardnerMuseum in Boston. vel.