Fine Art Asia 2020

Tazio Secchiaroli & Federico Fellini, Alighiero Boetti, Marco Bagnoli, Ettore Sottsass, Sandro Chia, Marcello Morandini

27 – 30 November 2020

Fine Art Asia, Hall 3F, Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre

Established in 2012, Novalis Art Design was founded in Hong Kong by Italian art connoisseur William Figliola, after he founded Post Design Gallery at Milan in 1992 and Italian Arts Foundation later.

Novalis Art Design specializes in showcasing a large amount of objects designed by “Memphis Milano” Group, the famous Italian design movement born in 1981 and led by remarkable Italian designer Ettore Sottsass. The group created furniture, fabrics, ceramics, and glasses by prestigious designers and architects such as Ettore Sottsass, Nathalie Du Pasquier, Shiro Kuramata, Michael Graves, Peter Shire and many others.

While the creative experience of the Memphis group came to an end in the late 1980s, the entrepreneurial and productive activity of the Memphis company continues. 1989 saw the launch of the “Meta Memphis” collection, an innovative experiment that involved no longer designers, but internationally renowned artists engaged for the first time in the design of objects and furniture.

Therefore, Novalis Art Design also represents “Meta Memphis” and “Post Design”, the most remarkable Italian design brands.

On 26 – 30 November 2020, Novalis Art Design’s exhibition at Fine Art Asia is entitled to present a series of Italian designers’ masterpieces from the period of “Memphis Milano” to recent. The featured artists include Ettore Sottsass, Alighiero Boetti, Sandro Chia, Marco Bagnoli and Marcello Morandini.

Aside from design, as an associated institution, Novalis Art Design also works with the Italian Arts Foundation to promote Italian art in the world. The Italian Arts Foundation collaborates with many private collections and art institutions to promote unique and prestigious pieces of art.

Novalis Art Design is also a mix between an art gallery and a cultural centre, designed to investigate and disseminate the connections between art, design, architecture and photography, with a specific research into avant-garde and contemporary.