Architectural Digest (UAE)

Tracing Venice

- Curated by De Castelli and Zanellato/ Bortotto

A site-specific installati­on composed of mosaic panels of different metals with special finishes, which served as a tribute to Venice and the precious mosaic floors of St. Mark’s Basilica. Design studio Zanellato/Bortotto’s research was interprete­d by metal surface specialist De Castelli to tell the centuries-long story of a city exposed to the elements. The resulting intricate works represente­d the patient and incessant repairs carried out over time on the decoration­s of the cathedral and a poetic metaphor for the fragility and resilience of the lagoon city in resisting the erosive force of the sea.

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