Peggy Guggenheim Café by Hangar Design Group Wednesday, July 9, 2014


During the last edition of the Design Week in Milan I had the pleasure to see some projects signed HDG: Hangar Design Group. The object that struck me and excited me the most has been the lighting system made for the new café and restaurant of the Peggy Guggenheim Collection (you can see the older post here), and today here we are again talking about this project and place.
The 4h of July the Peggy Guggenheim Café saw its launch in the Palazzo Venier dei Leoni in Venice, an historic building that in the 1980 turned into one of the most precious places completely devoted to the art of the twentieth century.
HDG had the task to redesign and renew the café, being careful to not overhang the natural harmony of the place paying attention to its history and life.
The reorganization of the space is based on the aim to emphasize the access to exhibitions and to "smooth" the spaces that lead to the Café, redefining the areas and their main activities.

As you can see by looking at the pictures, the main item is Peggy, the elegant and well defined - in black and white - lighting system designed by Hangar Design Group for the Café, made by Vistosi.
The fil rouge of the whole project is Ms. Guggenheim herself. The collector is portrayed in black and white photographs on the walls giving to the entire space a memory of the artistic heritage and of her image as main character of the twentieth century.


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