Friday, Dec 4th at 6pm
at Anima Domus Showroom
5084 Biscayne Blvd, Miami
On the occasion of Art Basel 2015, INTERNI (magazine of Interiors and Contemporary Design), ANIMA DOMUS (South Florida’s leading resource for contemporary luxury Italian furniture) and CLEI (Italian world leader in space saving luxury furniture collections) have joined forces to host a special Art Basel event at Anima Domus’ MiMo District showroom on Friday, December 4th, 2015 at 6pm. The cocktail evening event will feature a presentation by world-renowned Italian architect and engineer, MR. CARLO RATTI, as well as showcase artwork by Miami-based artist RAMON AULAR, who created several installations specifically designed for display at this Art Basel event in the Anima Domus showroom.
Marconi Naziazeni, CEO and founder of Anima Domus explains, “We are proud to co-host this event on the occasion of Art Basel and to be able to offer our South Florida public the opportunity to experience a merger of the senses between luxury Italian furniture design and art. Our affluent and international clientele share a common love for art, design and the beauty of skillfully crafted masterpieces, so this special occasion allows us to fuse all these elements during such a vibrant week in South Florida”.
Luca Colombo, Co-Owner and Commercial Director of CLEI outlines their involvement as follows, “CLEI is excited to participate in this event since it showcases our company’s commitment to a design philosophy which focuses on innovation, creativity and superb research and engineering. CLEI’s space-saving furniture solutions are a work of art in itself, responding to modern demands for versatile and artfully designed collections”.
Carlo Ratti, the evening’s presenter, is a world-renowned Italian architect and engineer, who aside from his active and internationally successful architecture practice, teaches at MIT. Carlo is currently the Director of MIT’s ‘SENSEable City Lab’, a new research initiative at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, which focuses on studying and anticipating the changes in design of modern urban environments created by the use of digital tools. On the occasion of the Art Basel event, Carlo Ratti will be speaking on the topic of “The City of the Future” and how this relates to the design of contemporary spaces and furniture.
Ramon Aular, is a Wynwood-based Venezuelan artist who will have several installations on display at the showroom during the event. Ramon’s pieces were created especially for the occasion and the Anima Domus space. After relocating to the US, Ramon’s artistic career has spanned collaborations with known artists such as Jeff Koons in NYC and Mr. Brainwash at Art Basel 2010 and 2011. In 2013, Ramon was commissioned by Porsche to paint its Porsche Carrera on the occasion of its 50th anniversary.
This jointly hosted event will bring together international members of the design, art and media world. Open discussion, cocktails and music, allowing for guests to explore the Anima Domus showroom while enjoying Ramon Aular’s art, will follow the evening’s brief presentation by Mr. Ratti. In attendance will be co-host of the event, Gilda Bojardi, Editor in chief of Interni and creator of Fuori Salone Milano.