Nervi in the making
Notes, References and External Links1. Alcantara is the brand name of a common synthetic textile material. It has a soft, suede-like microfiber pile and is noted for its durability. Alcantara is commonly seen in automotive applications, as a substitute as a substitute for leather and vinyl in vehicle interior trim.
2. MAXXI (Italian: Museo nazionale delle arti del XXI secolo, "national museum of 21st – century arts") is a national museum of contemporary art and architecture in the Flaminio neighborhood of Rome, Italy. The building was designed by Zaha Hadid, and won the Stirling Prize of the Royal Institute of British Architects in 2010.
3. Pier Luigi Nervi (21 June 1891 – 9 January 1979) was an Italian engineer and architect. He studied at the University of Bologna graduating in 1913. Nervi taught as a professor of engineering at Rome University from 1946 to 1961 and is known worldwide as a structural engineer and architect and for his innovative use of reinforced concrete.
– FF x MAXXI. Alcantara Studio Visit' is a multi-year project, co – produced by Alcantara and MAXXI and curated by Domitilla Dardi. From Nanda Vigo to Kostantin Grcic, every year a designer is invited to showcase new work based on a study of the MAXXI Museum Archival Collection.
ContributorsCONCEPT, DESIGN Andrea Trimarchi, Simone Farresin
DESIGN DEVELOPMENT Daniele Misso, Gregorio Gonella
PHOTO CREDITS Museo MAXXI, Roma
LiteratureWallpaper*, The work of Pier Luigi Nervi gets the Formafantasma treatment in Rome
Artribune, Formafantasma e Pier Luigi Nervi. A Roma
Arte, Formafantasma. Nervi in the making
Surfacemag, Formafantasma: Nervi in the Making
Living Corriere, Pier Luigi Nervi: la versione dei Formafantasma
Elledecor, Alcantara come Cemento, Pierluigi Nervi visto dai Formafantasma
Exibart, Formafantasma Loves Nervi, E Alcantara
Il Giornale dell' architettura, “Alcantara – Maxxi”, Formafantasma rilegge Nervi
Designboom, Formafantasma draws parallels between concrete and alcantara at MAXXI exhibition
E-flux, MAXXI – National Museum of 21st Century Arts