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The Bisazza Foundation

The Bisazza Foundation for Design and Contemporary Architecture is a private non- profit organization that honors design, architecture with a strong focus on the medium of mosaic.

Founded by Piero and Rossella Bisazza, the Bisazza Foundation spans over 7500 m2 with a large portion of the exhibition space going to the subnational permanent collection which consist of installations created by designers such as Tord Boontje, Aldo Cibic, Sandro Chia, Jaime Hayon, Arik Levy, Alessandro Mendini, Fabio Novembre, Mimmo Paladino, Andrée Putman, Ettore Sottsass, Studio Job, Patricia Urquiola, Marcel Wanders, and from May 2013, Richard Meier.

Originally intended to be an exhibition space that brings together works and installations by contemporary designers, artists and architects, the Foundation is also regarded as a cultural hub where interaction with international institutions is made in order to host projects and exhibitions.

Out of the main permanent exhibition space more than 1000 m2 is given to travelling exhibitions and installations by internationally renowned designers, produced by the Foundation or developed in collaboration, on tour from foreign institutions. The Foundation’s aim is to interact and create dialogue with other foundations and museums of design and architecture, creating a network for the presentation of unique projects in Italy.

n 2015 a new exhibition area, entitled “Architectural Photography”, was added to the Foundation Permanent Collection. On display, works by Berenice Abbott, Eugène Atget, Gabriele Basilico, Roland Fischer, Candida Höfer, Julius Schulman and Hiroshi Sugimoto.

JAIME HAYON, Jet Set, 2008. Photo: Andrea Resmini
JAIME HAYON, Jet Set, 2008. Photo: Andrea Resmini
MIMMO PALADINO, Buon Viaggio e Buona Fortuna, 2006. Photo: Ottavio Tomasini
MIMMO PALADINO, Buon Viaggio e Buona Fortuna, 2006. Photo: Ottavio Tomasini
MARCEL WANDERS, Bisazza Motel, 2004. Photo: Matteo Imbriani
MARCEL WANDERS, Bisazza Motel, 2004. Photo: Matteo Imbriani
STUDIO JOB, Silver Ware, 2007. Photo: Matteo Imbriani
STUDIO JOB, Silver Ware, 2007. Photo: Matteo Imbriani
FABIO NOVEMBRE, Godot, 2003. Photo: Matteo Imbriani
FABIO NOVEMBRE, Godot, 2003. Photo: Matteo Imbriani
JAIME HAYON, Pixel Ballet, 2007. Photo: Alberto Ferrero
JAIME HAYON, Pixel Ballet, 2007. Photo: Alberto Ferrero
JAIME HAYON, Pixel Ballet, 2007. Photo: Matteo Imbriani
JAIME HAYON, Pixel Ballet, 2007. Photo: Matteo Imbriani
JAIME HAYON, Pixel Ballet, 2007 (detail). Photo: Matteo Imbriani
JAIME HAYON, Pixel Ballet, 2007 (detail). Photo: Matteo Imbriani
Fondazione Bisazza Temporary exhibitions spaces view. Photo: Andrea Resmini
Fondazione Bisazza Temporary exhibitions spaces view. Photo: Andrea Resmini
CARLO DAL BIANCO, Canova Oro
CARLO DAL BIANCO, Canova Oro
Fondazione Bisazza. Photo: Andrea Resmini
Fondazione Bisazza. Photo: Andrea Resmini
FABIO NOVEMBRE, Godot, 2003. Photo: Matteo Imbriani
FABIO NOVEMBRE, Godot, 2003. Photo: Matteo Imbriani
ALESSANDRO MENDINI, Il Cavaliere di Dürer, 2011. Photo: Lorenzo Ceretta
ALESSANDRO MENDINI, Il Cavaliere di Dürer, 2011. Photo: Lorenzo Ceretta
ALESSANDRO MENDINI, Il Cavaliere di Dürer, 2011. Photo: Lorenzo Ceretta
ALESSANDRO MENDINI, Il Cavaliere di Dürer, 2011. Photo: Lorenzo Ceretta
RICHARD MEIER, Internal Time, 2013. Photo: Rocco Toscani
RICHARD MEIER, Internal Time, 2013. Photo: Rocco Toscani
JOHN PAWSON, 1:1 (One to One), 2012. Photo: Matteo Imbriani
JOHN PAWSON, 1:1 (One to One), 2012. Photo: Matteo Imbriani
JOHN PAWSON, 1:1 (One to One), 2012. Photo: Andrea Resmini
JOHN PAWSON, 1:1 (One to One), 2012. Photo: Andrea Resmini
JOHN PAWSON, 1:1 (One to One), 2012. Photo: Andrea Resmini
JOHN PAWSON, 1:1 (One to One), 2012. Photo: Andrea Resmini
MARCEL WANDERS, Coffee Table, 2004. Photo: Matteo Imbriani
MARCEL WANDERS, Coffee Table, 2004. Photo: Matteo Imbriani
ALESSANDRO MENDINI, Poltrona di Proust Monumentale, 2005. Photo: Alberto Ferrero
ALESSANDRO MENDINI, Poltrona di Proust Monumentale, 2005. Photo: Alberto Ferrero
SANDRO CHIA, Divano a Mare, 2003. Photo: Matteo Imbriani
SANDRO CHIA, Divano a Mare, 2003. Photo: Matteo Imbriani
SANDRO CHIA, Divano a Mare, 2003. Photo: Matteo Imbriani
SANDRO CHIA, Divano a Mare, 2003. Photo: Matteo Imbriani
(l–r) SANDRO CHIA, Bagnanti intelligenti, 2002; Divano a mare, 2003. Photo: Ottavio Tomasini
(l–r) SANDRO CHIA, Bagnanti intelligenti, 2002; Divano a mare, 2003. Photo: Ottavio Tomasini
PATRICIA URQUIOLA, By Side, 2006. Photo: Matteo Imbriani
PATRICIA URQUIOLA, By Side, 2006. Photo: Matteo Imbriani
PATRICIA URQUIOLA, By Side, 2006 (detail). Photo: Alberto Ferrero
PATRICIA URQUIOLA, By Side, 2006 (detail). Photo: Alberto Ferrero
SANDRO CHIA, Bagnanti intelligenti, 2002 (detail). Photo: Ottavio Tomasini
SANDRO CHIA, Bagnanti intelligenti, 2002 (detail). Photo: Ottavio Tomasini
ARIK LEVY, Rock Chamber, 2012. Photo; Carlo Perazzolo, 28trenta.com
ARIK LEVY, Rock Chamber, 2012. Photo; Carlo Perazzolo, 28trenta.com
ALDO CIBIC, Antalya, 1996
ALDO CIBIC, Antalya, 1996
Fondazione Bisazza. Photo: Matteo Imbriani
Fondazione Bisazza. Photo: Matteo Imbriani
ARIK LEVY, Rock Chamber, 2012. Photo: Matteo Imbriani
ARIK LEVY, Rock Chamber, 2012. Photo: Matteo Imbriani
Installation view of CANDIDA HÖFER at
Installation view of CANDIDA HÖFER at "Fotografia d'architettura"
Installation view of ROLAND FISCHER at
Installation view of ROLAND FISCHER at "Fotografia d'architettura"
Installation view of CANDIDA HÖFER at
Installation view of CANDIDA HÖFER at "Fotografia d'architettura"
Fondazione Bisazza. Photo: Alberto Ferrero
Fondazione Bisazza. Photo: Alberto Ferrero
Fondazione Bisazza. Photo: Alberto Ferrero
Fondazione Bisazza. Photo: Alberto Ferrero