Photographs by Paolo Roversi, Text by Chiara Bardelli Nonino
This book presents the design and history of Poliform from a unique perspective--that of fashion photographer Paolo Roversi.
This is the story in pictures of a dimension of living that differs from every other. While there have been attempts to create a philosophy of interior design, there has rarely been an effort to discover the soul of furniture and objects. That is what Paolo Roversi has tried to do with his camera in these pages, which are devoted to Poliform, the Italian company that has successfully transformed ancient Italian artisanal traditions into contemporary furniture. By using what have always been his raw materials--time, light, space--Roversi leads us on a photographic journey to the middle of the Poliform universe, helping us to relive the company's story and capture the mysterious, unmistakable soul that makes the surfaces and volumes of its objects vibrate.
About The Author
Paolo Roversi is a contemporary Italian fashion photographer. His work has been the subject of solo exhibitions worldwide, including at Pace MacGill Gallery in New York, James Gallery in Moscow, and Comme des Garçons in Tokyo, among others. Chiara Bardelli Nonino is the photo editor of Vogue Italia and L'Uomo Vogue. She is the curator of the Photo Vogue Festival, for which she curated and produced the exhibitions The Female Gaze, Fashion & Politics in Vogue Italia, All That Man Is--Fashion and Masculinity Now, and Italian Panorama.