The third edition of YouNique – Fine Craft Art & Design opens the doors to the exhibition SONO TAZZA DI TE! 100 smashing women designer, exhibition created by the DcomeDesign association, curated by Anty Pansera – historian and critic of design and applied arts and Compasso d’Oro for Career – and Patrizia Sacchi, communication designer, with a Swiss Edition to be held during the two opening days of the event.
The call launched to Swiss artists, artisans and designers to create a unique cup, which could become a collector’s item to be exhibited during YouNique Lugano 2022, had a great response.
There will be 20 creations signed by “artisan” women residing in Switzerland, which will add to the exhibition itinerary of the cups already exhibited with great success in Milan during the last Design Week.
In addition, a particular section will be dedicated to the potters of Vietri sul Mare and will be a preview of the exhibition that will take place in the spring in the frescoed, nineteenth-century hall of the Municipal Palace of Vietri sul Mare which in the eighteenth century was owned by the noble family D’Avossa.
Perhaps the awareness of combining this experience with the possibility of doing charity favors the surprising participation: the entire proceeds from the sale of the cups made by the Swiss artists will be donated to the Anna dai Capelli Corti association, for the “Return to work after cancer ”, a study on the problems of the process of reintegration into work of young women suffering from cancer at a young age.
The project will be presented within YouNique on Saturday 26 March at 3.00 pm in the meeting room of Palazzo Congressi
Here are the names of the 20 selected artisans:
- ORLANDA BALESTRA
- SIMONA BELLINI
- ILEANA BENATI MURA
- TIZIANA BRAIONE E ELEONORA MALACRINO’
- MARISA CACCIAMOGNAGA
- ROSSELLA D’ELIA
- ALESSANDRA DERIGHETTI
- WILMA GHIDOSSI
- PATRIZIA GUGGIARI VERA
- ELISABETH HUEBSCHER
- BARBARA JACCARD
- ISABELLA KUNZLI WALLER
- TIZIANA MUCCHIANI
- FRANCESCA PAGLIA
- FOSCA ROVELLI
- ROBERTA SIDOLI
- PENELOPE SOLER LOPEZ
- GIOVANNA VEGEZZI
- MARIANGELA ZAMBELLI
- MICOL ZARDI
After the success of the last edition of the Salone del Mobile in Milan, the exhibition SONO TAZZA DI TE! 100 smashing women designer, organized by the DcomeDesign association, curated by Anty Pansera – historian and critic of design and applied arts, Compasso d’Oro Career Award 2020 – and by Patrizia Sacchi, communication designer.
The exhibition presents about 70 pieces signed by as many women designers, or rather “craftsmen”, masters in the use of the most diverse materials, who have released their imagination to give life to the most disparate types of cups, making them become objects of desire.
Yes, because the title plays precisely on this ambiguity; SONO TAZZA DI TE! mimics the classic phrase “Sono pazza di te!”: “I’m crazy about you!”, meaning the passion, the curious and brilliant spirit that characterizes female creativity which, in this case, is released on a commonly used object, a “simple” cup in fact …
The cups on display represent the subjectivity, personality and eclecticism of the craftsmen involved, primarily in the use of the most different types of materials. From the more traditional ceramics, declined in forms and different manufacturing techniques; from glass and mosaics, passing through different types of papers and even metals such as silver and steel; marble and fabrics (loom, crochet, embroidered) up to recycled plastics and materials, without forgetting the use of the 3D printer.
The event, promoted by DcomeDesign, is sponsored not only by YouNique Fine Craft Art & Design, but also by the Fondazione Cologni / Mestieri D’Arte, the Plart Foundation, CNA-National Confederation of Crafts and Small and Medium Enterprises, AiCC – Italian Association of the City of Ceramics.
Association for the promotion and dissemination of female creativity through the conception and realization of exhibitions, events and research of female designers in the international field.
The research of a historical nature, aimed at the study of already known female figures and the enhancement of others less known or still almost completely unknown, is accompanied by social design interventions.
Research in the field of “feminine” design culture goes hand in hand with that of “craftsmen”, masters in the use of the most diverse materials.
As well as being co-founder of the association, the president of the association is Anty Pansera, critic and historian of design and art, awarded in 2020 the Compasso d’Oro Award for Career, since 1954 the most authoritative design award in the international arena
Founded in 2015 within the Senology Center of Italian Switzerland (CSSI) directed by Prof. Dr. med. Olivia Pagani, under the guidance of Gabriella Bianchi Micheli, psycho-oncologist, the association aims to achieve the following objectives:
- address the problems of those who have had cancer at a young age, given their specific needs (fertility, young children, career);
- help and support young women to resume their daily life after the demanding oncological treatments and regain a psychophysical balance, gradually regaining self-confidence;
- promote new ideas and research projects.
To confirm the social attitude that characterizes the YouNique event and DcomeDesign, the entire proceeds from the sale of the cups made by the Swiss artists, who will answer the call, will be donated to the Anna dai Capelli Corti association, for the “Return to work after cancer ” project, a study on the problems of the process of reintegration into work for young women after cancer treatment, an important challenge especially for women, basically more fragile on the labor market.