January 18-27, 2019
Tue, Jan 22, 2019 — Fri, Mar 15, 2019
496 Huron Street
Opening Reception: Tue, Jan 22, 6:30pm
Meet Zaven: TBA
9:00 am — 5:00 pm
‘From A to Zaven’ is the first Canadian solo show for Italian design studio Zaven. Curated by Maria Cristina Didero and Francesca Molteni, the exhibition portrays Zaven’s peculiar approach to the world of design. The studio has always been driven by a deep sense of investigation in any given field they take on and Zaven’s unique approach to design starts from questioning the realm, then interpreting it.
As trained and talented product and graphic designers, their world easily switches from two- to three-dimensions, as a flawless stream of ideas, being the second a natural consequence of the first one. The dialogue between them is a constant inspiration, a close exchange that we can retrace in this solo show, where modularity is the narrative expedient in order to tell their story. Geometry in all its undefined declinations can be traced via a series of works—realized in different materials—which illuminate an attitude towards design as a concept itself. The space at ICC Toronto is a source of inspiration for displaying a variety of works, from grids to lamps, able to pass the over-all way of a solid profession and a distinguished methodology of work.
Founded in Venice in 2006 by Enrica Cavarzan (Castelfranco Veneto, 1977) and Marco Zavagno (Trieste, 1977), Zaven is a multidisciplinary creative studio, which focuses its research on the interaction between communications, design and art. Zaven is based in Venice, Italy, and works internationally, offering creative direction, product, graphic and installation design, focusing on research, concept development, and collaboration among professionals from different fields. Enrica and Marco regularly teach, hold workshops and lectures in various design school both in Italy and abroad.
Zaven (Enrica Cavarzan, Marco Zavagno)
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