Visit us at @ Via Giovanni Ventura5, Ventura Lambrate
Lensvelt with OMA in Ventura Lambrate,
and two documentary films in Triennale di Milano
To all our friends and followers:At this year’s Salone Lensvelt is spread over two locations. Don’t miss out on either of them as they are both pivotal in the story we want to tell you.
The first is an exhibition together with OMA architects at Via Giovanni Ventura 5, Ventura Lambrate. Here you can see the 3D scenery OMA designed as a decor for pieces of the First Series of the Flemish furniture maker Maarten Van Severen.
Then, at Theatre Triennale di Milano, Lensvelt will screen two captivating documentaries about Van Severens life and works. One film is screened every day and is free for visitors of Salone. The second film is the global avant-premiere and screens on thursday evening. For details please go to our website.
The works of Van Severen, who passed away in 2005, are not easy too understand. In fact, they tend to be a bit misplaced in the surroundings of a furniture fair, where everything is new, trendy and striking. Van Severens furniture pieces are not new and striking. They are silent.
We are delighted to share this journey and proud to present you these documentaries. They both give an in-depth view of the immense passion Maarten Van Severen had inside.
Daily on big screen in Triennale di Milano:
‘Maarten Van Severen. Works’
In what would be the last year of his life, Maarten Van Severen gave an interview in his Studio, which is the basis for the film ‘Maarten Van Severen. Works’ by Terenja van Dijk. The encounter with the flemish furniture maker reveals the way he thinks, lives, collects, designs and makes. Read more at www.terenjavandijk.net.
Triennale di Milano, Teatro dell’ Arte, Viale Alemagna 6, Milan. Screenings are free for visitors of Salone del Mobile. 7 April – 15:00 (press preview); 8, 9, 11 April – 12:00 /15:00 / 19:00; 10 April – 12:00 / 15:00 / 18:00; 12, 13 April: 15:00 / 19:00
Avant premiere on thursday night:
‘Maarten Van Severen. Addicted to every possibility’
An impressive movie about the flamboyant personality of the Flemish craftsman. ‘Maarten Van Severen. Addicted to every possibility’ is a film by Moon Blaisse, who reconstructs his tumultuous life by following his four talented sons. Produced by Pain Perdu productions. Read more at our website http://www.lensvelt.nl/maarten-van-severen-film/
Avant premiere on thursday 10 April, 19:30. Free admission by registration only, please send an email to email@example.com. Triennale di Milano, Teatro dell’Arte, Viale Alemagna 6, Milan.