Not many people know that Turin, home town of the FIAT car industry and host of the winter Olympics in 2006, is actually a hub for experimental and contemporary art and design.
This year especially was a very interestingedition as Paratissima (7-11 November), an event that sees the collaboration of various art forms like art, design, fashion, photography, graphic design and many more, was presented in a location called Ex-MOI, a structure built in 1934 by Umberto Cuzziforthe city’s main fruit and vegetable market (MercatoOrtofrutticoloall'Ingrosso).
Beneath its arcades, a fusion of lights, sounds, images and installations that produced an atmosphere of constant creative research and innovation.
Light installation by Giancarlo Teker
Visual arts using only sugar sachets, by Albino Caramazza
Recovery andconversion tofixedgear bike, by iMat
Viaggi in scatola, by Loredana Seregni
New Language sound installation, by David Reimondo
Installation using recycled materials, by Farwaste
Banner Para Design
In the meantime, Paratissima Design was well on its way in the centre of town. The neighbourhood of San Salvario and StazionePortaNuova opened up its doors to exhibit the latest design products, installations and talks of the event.
Folding chair withcushioned seatandadjustable backrestby LG Lesmo
Tao Stool, by IVDesign. Photo by www.ivdesign.it
LED Lamp/Bookends by Andrea Scarpellini. Photo by Elena Cocuccioni
Ecco! Pen holder by Studioata. Photo by Elena Cocuccioni
ClipIt. Photo by Elena Cocuccioni