Last week on September 27, at the Molteni&C|Dada|UniFor flagship store on Madison Avenue in New York, Whitewall partnered with the design brand to host a panel discussion between Marc Benda of Friedman Benda gallery and curator and writer, Caroline Corbetta. Moderated by Felix Burrichter of PIN-UP magazine, the talk centered around The Collector’s House—an installation curated by Corbetta and presented by the design brand to celebrate the new Vincent Van Duysen-designed space that opened in May 2018.
“New York is the window into the Americas and we will make an impressive statement through impeccable design details on both levels of the new store,” says Molteni Group President and CEO Carlo Molteni. “Our new presence on Madison Avenue, with the creative direction of Vincent Van Duysen will be equal parts inviting and inspiring.”
Inviting, indeed, as the brand welcomes visitors in to explore an array of inspiring art throughout the space. Showing a collection of contemporary works as if in an art and design collector’s home, The Collector’s House is aimed at highlighting the intersection of the creative fields. Dialogues are created between objects, made by established and emerging artists and designers. There is a cultural harmony emphasized by works from Alek O., Jacopo Milliani, Bedwyr Williams, monochrome sculptures by Santo Tolone, and pop hieroglyphics by Stephen Felton. In addition, we see classics, like an armchair by Gio Ponti and a table by Jean Nouvel, seen alongside pieces by emerging artists, like the Woody chair by Francesco Meda.