Maurizio Pellizzoni was delighted to be invited to design the lecture theatre at this year’s Masterpiece London. The Fair is established as the leading international event for seeing and buying 6000 years worth of art history, jewellery, furniture and design from antiquity to the present day with over 150 of the world’s top galleries exhibiting. Masterpiece is an unmissable art fair at the height of the capital’s summer arts season. It’s is unique in its combination of world-class art alongside innovative and historic luxury brands. This synergy between heritage, culture, tradition and the contemporary means the Fair provides a unrivalled experience, which attracts eminent collectors and approximately 40,000 visitors and over 6,000 London Patrons.
Maurizio Pellizzoni’s ‘Secret Garden’ themed installation emulates a story derived from his Italian roots. From the lined streets across towns and cities of northern Italy are an array of beautiful hidden gardens behind heavy doors of grand palazzos and rough walls that have stood for centuries. The narrative of these magical gardens enriched with Italian history and art is the inspiration behind Maurizio’s Secret Garden design. The theatre was a green oasis draped in elegant materials and lighting, a selection of art works, an assortment of beautiful plants and terracotta pots as well as a stunning full drop living wall. Featured works include several acrylics by John Golding for Piano Nobile, works from Louise Nelevson from Cortesi Gallery and Ricardo Mazal and Sohan Qadri for Gallery Sundaram Tagore.
Maurizio also joined Kate Burnett, Editor of Studio Magazine for an enlightening discussion on art and design. They were joined by experts Matthew Jones, Chairman at John Jones Framing & Fine Art Conservation, Matthew Travers, Director of Piano Nobile, Guy Watts, MD of Architectural Plants and Armando Raish, MD of Treebox. Thanks to all of those who were able to take part and come along.