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The design collection
inspired by projects
turned into objects.

8 - 14 april 2019
12, via Varese


“Building Objects is the inspiration from projects turned into objects.”

Mario Cucinella

Building Objects is the name of Mario Cucinella Design collection that will be unveiled from April 8th to 14th within Brera Design District 2019 inside the exhibition space of Via Varese 12, in Milan.

Building Objects comes from very far and its’ deeply rooted in the culture of the Bauhaus movement, which celebrates this year its centenary. Art as a mean to open up to possible worlds, irreplaceable reference for any learning and design path. This is where the remarkable modernity of the Bauhaus philosophy lies and in this collection it focuses on the fundamental role of the “workshop”.

Architect Mario Cucinella has designed unique pieces of design that take inspiration from the formal and structural elements of specific architectures among which: “The Whale” nursery school in Guastalla (near Reggio Emilia), the Luigi Rovati Foundation Museum (currently under construction in Milan), the Green School designed for the Middle East, the Kwame Nkrumah Presidential Library near Lake Volta in Ghana and Home for Peace in Scanzano Jonico (near Matera).

The final results make the reference partly recognizable and melted within a coherent and organic expressive research for some aspects parallel and for others convergent with the architect’s daily work.

“Building Objects” rediscover the Master Craftsmen through a careful material selection and an ancient manual knowledge refresh, but at the same time it’s the result of an extraordinary development of some production processes based on technological innovation, where 3D printing plays a key role.

The collection is realized together with master glass, marble, solid wood, ceramics, terracotta, brass, steel and fabric craftsmen: Vetreria Artistica Archimede Seguso, Rino Greggio Argenterie, De Castelli, Mariantonia Urru, Riva 1920, and WASP.

Mario Cucinella


Mario Cucinella is the founder of Mario Cucinella Architects. With over 20 years of professional practice, MC A has developed a great experience in architectural design, with particular attention to the issues of sustainability and the environmental impact of buildings.

In 2016 the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) awarded him the appointment of International Fellowship 2016. In 2017 the American Institute of Architects (AIA) gives Mario Cucinella the prestigious Honorary Fellowship Award.

In 2017 he began working as a designer working with Italian companies of excellence. As a designer he has collaborated with iGuzzini realizing families of lighting fixtures, including the Woody collection.




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