Peggy Guggheneim Café by Hangar Design Group, Venice – Italy

August 15th, 2014 by retail design blog

Peggy Futura was created to pay tribute to the great art collector Peggy Guggheneim, who chose Venice as her residence and whom the city owes the vibrant cultural life that was created around her house, Palazzo Venier dei Leoni. Peggy Futura was designed by Hangar Design Group and produced together with Vistosi with a specific purpose: the creation and decoration of the Museum Cafe, also designed by Hangar Design Group and located inside Palazzo Venier dei Leoni.



It has always meant to be an impressive installation, with a lighting system based on nine lighting bodies, and designed to welcome the visitors to the area of the Museum Cafe. Everybody has been immediately enthusiastic about Peggy Futura, starting from the client. Thanks to Chiara Arceci, the Manager for Corporate Development at Peggy Guggheneim collection, the success achieved by the lamp will have the chance to be appreciated also by a wider audience: the news announced at the 2014 Fuorisalone is that Peggy will be produced as a series and will be available in three different suspension versions.



The lamp is the focal point. An aerial and harmonic design combines the lightness, typical of the white blown glass, and the strong lines of the black metal structure. Creating a balance between the suspended full parts and the empty ones, it stands out as a central element: not only a light source but the true protagonist of the space. The biggest version of the lamp is almost two meter long.



While waiting to see it decorating your house or a contractor space, you can admire it in its current “home”! Peggy will welcome you at the door of the Museum cafe, at the Peggy Guggenheim foundation in Venice. On June 4th, during the previews of the Architecture Biennale, there will be a welcome cocktail in the garden of the museum, from 7 to 9 pm. Those who will be in Venice should not miss this unique event.

Designed by and Photographs courtesy of Hangar Design Group







http://www.vistosi.com/magazine/highlights/peggy.html

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