Some Cup poufs designed by Raffaella Mangiarotti for Manerba are placed in some of the rooms of the exhibition Tiziano / Gerhard Richter, Il cielo sulla terra at Palazzo Te in Mantua (until January 6th, 2019).
In the setting curated by Piero Lissoni they seem to enhance contemplation and the silent “secret of vision”, together with a new and informal sharing.
“Palazzo Ducale, La Triennale di Milano, the Sforza Castle in Milan, and today Palazzo Te are some of the partners who have selected and chosen Manerba furniture which are ideal for the contemporary office but also for setting up public spaces for connection and sharing” Grazia Manerba quotes.
Is there a relationship between office design and art?
“Leaving the offices – we know – is beneficial and healthy: for ideas, creativity, relationships, decisions. Manerba has done so getting closer to the art world, showing and making its philosophy of Evolving Office real: an office that is more and more frequently elsewhere, and that is contaminated and enriched in new, different, stimulating situations.” Elisa Manerba explains.
Manerba collections easily leave the traditional walls of offices, providing creative and functional support for new ways of working; soft and comfortable shapes, or even graphic and pop ones, customizable and coordinated with each other thanks to a deep and well-structured colour study.
All this applies to work spaces where rigidity and formality are banned, in favour of femininity, grace, relationships, almost an invitation to a more social and shareable office.