Our values of art and sustainability are at Milan Design Week with “Terra-cotta, Jugalbandi project” by Lorenzo Vitturi
Peruvian wool, Murano glass and Nigerian tarps. Lorenzo Vitturi’s installations are a blend of distant cultures and materials passed from hand to hand, mixing, transforming and reinventing themselves into a work of art.
During Milan Design Week, the exhibition space in the Caffè Triennale will host “Terra-cotta, Plastic Pots and Chai and Chinese Hibiscus”, the tapestry by Vitturi that we and our institutional partner Triennale Milano have chosen to celebrate the importance of these cross-cultural exchanges. Our aim is to offer a new perspective on the relationship between art and sustainability, highlighting the importance of human relationships through the exchange of experiences and geographically distant cultures.
This artwork therefore begins a new chapter in our partnership since 2019 with Triennale Milano, with which we share a belief in the value of positive and sustainable art. The installation follows on from ‘Under a Coffee Tree’, presented last year at the 23rd International Exhibition and created by Burkina Faso-born architect Diébédo Francis Kéré.
It is no coincidence that the location hosting the artworks is the central space in the Caffè Triennale, which was recently restyled in a project with our active involvement. Today the café is an inviting space in which to stop for a break, meet and exchange experiences, forming part of the community of Coffee Defenders, or the baristas who work actively to spread the culture of coffee that is sustainable both for the Earth and for people.