AXEL VERVOORDT AND DANIELA FERRETTI
For 40 years, the canals between nature, beauty and environment have been Vervoordt’s calling card. The pioneering Belgian interior designer and antiquarian is currently transforming a former distillery into a hybrid hub of lifestyle, work, nature and culture, dubbed Kanaal: a city in the country. Last year he teamed up with architecture and exhibitions design guru Daniela Ferretti for the second time to curate Proportio at Venice’s Palazzo Fortuny, where Ferretti is director. The avant-garde project explored parallels in art, medicine, science, economics, architecture and music, and included a sound-based collaboration between Marina Abramovic and sci-fi writer Kim Stanley Robinson.