In a bid to revive rural communities, the Italian Ministry of Cultural Heritage and Activities and Airbnb are creating dreamy getaways out of historic buildings. Dwell, an online platform for architects, designers and enthusiasts, writes about Airbnb's project to relaunch some historic Italian villages, in which F/ART has participated as a light partner.
Starting from 15 January 2020 it will be possible to book Vincenzo Cuoco's home (a famous Enlightenment) discovering the beauty of the place, between art, design and architecture. "Casa Cuoco" is a nineteenth-century residence whose interiors were embellished by the installation of a neon work designed by the international artist Lorenzo Vitturi and created by F/ART for Airbnb.
F/Art has brought its neon lighting wares to Fespa to showcase alternative signage possibilities to printers. Launching its new Virgo Sagit LED power supply and its Scorpio surge protective devices, the Italian firm is promoting both print-compatible LED signage and value-adding neon.
Ca’ Foscari has activated a new collaboration between art and business at Venezia: the project Insigni. Five young artists from the Accademia di Belle Arti di Venezia have realised works which ‘signal’ artisan shops of the historic centre. Unique obligation: using neon lamps (with the technological support of F/Art and glass-blowers).
F/ART supports Artissima 2018 through the design and the production of neon exhibited in the DAF Struttura, the exhibition centre around which the program of the Artissima Experimental Academy is organized. It is an interactive exhibit: the neon sign will vibrate and change colour intensity according to the vibrations of sound and melodies experienced during the workshop.
On the occasion of the Light Art Biennial held at Palazzo Ducale in Mantua, some of the most important light artists from both the Italian and international scene, are exhibiting their work. F/ART promotes this important event by offering its support to the technical and design production of the exhibits created by the Italian artists Federica Marangoni and Massimo Uberti.