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Denis Santachiara

 
 
Denis Santachiara, born in 1950 in Campagnola, in the province of Reggio Emilia, he began his career as a designer in 1980 attracted by the poetic-linguistic potential of the artificial world and new technologies and aesthetic processes that can arise in an industrial environment. He creates works on the border between art and design that are immediately exhibited at the Venice Biennale, Documenta 8 in Kassel, at the Milan Triennale and the Quadriennale in Rome, to name a few. In 1984 vision and curating the exhibition-manifesto The Neomerce, the invention and artificial ecstasy, held at the Milan Triennale and at the Centre Pompidou in Paris and in 1986 the exhibition Signs of Habitat presented at the Grand Palais Paris and at the Berlage Museum in Amsterdam. Between 1988 and 1992 plans, the French Ministry of Culture, the interior of the Charterhouse of Avignon and the museum of magic in Blois. In 1993 he signed the furnishings for the Toyama square in Japan in 1994-95 and the interiors of the Art Hotel in Dresden. In 1996 he won the ZIP International Competition for the city of Saarbrucken; in the same year by the installation of the exhibition The New Person for the Florence Biennale. In 1998 participates in the implementation of a new electronic banking system for Assicurazioni Generali and works the conception of 'a playful animal Children', commissioned by the French Ministry of Culture for the celebrations of 2000. In 1999 he received the Good Design Award from the Chicago Athenaeum Museum of Architecture and Design and in April 2000 he won the Design World. He has collaborated and still collaborates with Italian and foreign companies to design and research new products. Among the many remember Artemis, Baleri Italy, Bang-Olufsen, BPT, Camping, De Padova, Fiat, Foscarini, Mandarina Duck, Marutomy, Montedison, La Murrina, Nintendo, Panasonic, Rosenthal, Sector No Limits, SNIA Viscose, Superga, Swatch , Vitra, ZERODISEGNO. His works are exhibited at the MOMA in New York, the Musée des Arts Decoratifs in the Louvre in Paris, the National Museum of Modern Art in Tokyo, the Philadelphia Museum and the Vitra Museum in Berlin.
 
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