Bonaveri is hosting an exhibition of miniatures from their sculpting atelier entitled ‘Series Miniatures’. The exhibition takes place in their new Milan Showroom from the 13th to 19th of April and coincides with the Salon del Mobile fair.
‘Series Miniatures’ is a collection of small figures, each one unique in material, dimension, decoration and finish. The maquettes highlight the research undertaken by Bonaveri whilst exploring new standards of beauty through art and handcraft.
The figures on show are made in Bonaveri’s Sculpting Atelier in Renazzo (near Cento) during the study-phase leading up to the development of full size mannequins. A miniature maquette is a working model – it’s reduced proportions are intended to provide a conceptual idea and vision of the final figure. It is intended to reflect the early stage ideas of a mannequin allowing the sculptor to explore all creative aspects of the form.
This exhibition is a window into the world of this creative process and shows the significance Bonaveri places on mannequin shape and aesthetics. There are 30 pieces on show including forms in clay, resin, rattan, wood, polystyrene and leather. Iron sculptures show forms in both complete and unfinished stages. Drawings, prints and sketches as well as working tools are included in the exhibition to illustrate the the complete creative process undertaken by the sculptors.
Bonaveri is very happy to be able to make this archive work available for public display for the first time.
Exhibition Opening Times:
10am to 6pm | 13 – 19 April 2015
BONAVERIMILANO | Via Morimondo 25 MILANO
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Image Creative: Chameleon Visual
Photograph: Melvyn Vincent Photography