About Us

Our work strives to enhance our sense of surroundings, identity and relationship to others and the physical spaces we inhabit, whether feral or human-made.

Selected Awards
  • 2004 — Aga Khan Award for Architecture
  • 2009 — Mies van der Rohe Award
  • 2013 — AIA/ALA Library Building Award
  • 2015 — Best Interior, Designers Saturday
  • 2016 — AIA New York Honor Award

Angelo Monti for Sim-patia. A red chair becomes a chairX2

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The streets of art and solidarity intersect those of Sim-patia , a center for disabled people based in Valmorea (Como ), to share a project of artistic creativity.
The starting point are fifty red chairs, offered by the Riva 1920 to “Orticolario” (an event which takes place annually at Villa Erba) for an art performance by the Swiss artist Daniel Berset and donated by Orticolario  to Sim-patia for its charity project . The chairs have been transformed , disassembled, reassembled and painted by architects, designers and artists to create new original works that will be auctioned on November 10th with charitable purposes at the Casa del Fascio in Como.
Angelo Monti has dissected the chair , applying it to a plywood panel. A red chair becomes a seat for 2, but also it could be a chaise -longue, a shelf, a screen etc.
This ” divertisment ” is named ” unasediaX2 ” and it is accompanied by a leaflet that illustrates the many variants and the possible uses of this panel and possible evolutions of system.
Not an artistic gesture but a reading of design.

The red chair was at “Triennale di Milano” for the exhibition “50 sedie d’autore all’asta” from  October, 24 to  November, 3 2013

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