Gianluca Pacchioni Minimal/Baroque: Life, Art, and Design
Written by Gianluca Pacchioni, Edited by Federica Sala, Introduction by Olivier Gabet, Text by Alberto Cavalli and Clio Lavau
An intimate and complete journey into the world of Gianluca Pacchioni, sculptor, designer, and master in arts and crafts.
This book is an exploration of the artistic world of Gianluca Pacchioni, from the backstage of his workshop in Milan to his incredible studio-house, as well as finished projects and open-air installations. It also touches on his inspiration, which is drawn from a mix of Italian classicism and Japanese minimalism, with a dash of French seventeenth-century decorative style.
First based in Paris, where Pacchioni became a sculptor in the 1990s, and then in Milan, his hometown, his atelier constantly forges sculptures and limited-edition furniture produced for international clients. As a pioneer in the art and design world, his approach to art is experimental and innovative, and over the years he has shifted from iron to stainless steel, and his most recent works have been made with cast bronze and semiprecious stones and marble.
About The Author
Federica Sala is an independent curator and design adviser. Olivier Gabet is an art historian and Director of the Musée des Arts Décoratifs in Paris. Alberto Cavalli is General Director of the Cologni Foundation for the Métiers d’Art. Clio Lavau is curator at FILAF, the International Art Book and Film Festival of Perpignan.