Beppe Finessi

Inventario 02 | Everything is a Project

Tutto è Progetto


The second volume of INVENTARIO carries on illustrating the project concept from a whole range of different perspectives, shifting freely between disciplines associated by the common will to create. As always INVENTARIO directs the flow of objects and thoughts through a number of regular columns: “boxes” that contain expressly sought out and logically ordered contents.

Paolo Bocchi disentangles life with the adventure of Philippe Petit, the tightrope walker who in August 1974 stretched a wire between New York’s Twin Towers, to then take a 45 minute walk across, suspended 400 metres in the air. Francesco Garutti catalogues the meticulous daily existence of artist André Cadere (1934- 1978), already a “myth of the present”, who makes, tongue in cheek, permutation and utopia part of his artistic concept. The “new masters” of contemporary design, Fernando & Humberto Campana, chat to Marco Romanelli about the aesthetic alchemy of their own approach. Matteo Pirola rewrites the entry “Windows” from the “architect’s manual inventorying works of art and architecture. Mirko Zardini and Giovanna Borasi propose examples of urban action that lie somewhere between provocation and clever solutions. And there’s much more besides.

To mark the 150th anniversary of Italian Unity, the cover of INVENTARIO 02 is dedicated to works of art that reflect the colours of the Italian flag.

All the contributions of Inventario 02: Stefano Salis on Olimpia Zagnoli, Francesco M. Cataluccio and Dalia Greppi on the wind, Paolo Bocchi on Philippe Petit, Giacinto di Pietrantonio on Felice Varini, Francesco Garutti on André Cadere, Daniele Greppi on dismountable tables, Marco Romanelli inteviews Fernando & Humberto Campana, Deborah Duva on the best Ideas of 2010, Massimo Curzi on Helene Binet, Matteo Pirola on windows, Michele Calzavara on Bernard Khoury, Angelika Burtscher and Daniele Lupo on Nina Beier, Mirko Zardini and Giovanna Borasi on Action- urban actions, Manolo De Giorgi on Marco Zanuso.

INVENTARIO is a new editorial initiative created and managed by Beppe Finessi, edited by Corraini, promoted and supported by Foscarini.


INVENTARIO won the ADI Compasso d'Oro Award.

isbn:  9788875702809

Curator:  Beppe Finessi

Book design:  Designwork

Languages:  Italian and English

Binding:  glued binding

Pages:  160

Width:  21

Height:  27

Edition:  2011


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