MDW 2023 | ROBERTO MATTA @ LABÒ project 

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  • Where:Fondazione Rodolfo Ferrari
    Via Biella 6, Milan
Roberto Matta - MDW2023

Paradisoterrestre takes part with works by Roberto Matta in LABÒ project curated by The Design Blender (Elsa Lemarignier & François Leblanc di Cicilia) and Alisée Matta at Fondazione Rodolfo Ferrari, a new venue dedicated to design and cultural projects during Milan Design Week 2023.

April 17 – 18 – 20 | 11 am – 7 pm

April 19 | 11 am – 9 pm


Nestled in the industrious Milan, not far from the Navigli area, Rodolfo Ferrari in 1947 set up SPA pharmaceutical laboratory to produce antibiotics and especially penicillin for Italy. In the following decades production had been outsourced to third parties and only the main building remained the headquarter of this prestigious health actor on the Italian market. Starting from 2021 the other four previously dismissed buildings have been brought back to life thanks to Alisée Matta, Rodolfo Ferrari’s granddaughter. Bound by a long friendship with Elsa Lemarignier and François Leblanc di Cicilia, Alisée Matta entrusts them with the task to integrate art and design into these renovated spaces, choosing Salone del Mobile as starting point for a cycle of presentations and projects where manufacturing excellence, renowned and promising designers are invited to show their best contemporary creations.

Since 2019 Paradisoterrestre has been steadily collaborating with Alisée Matta in the re-editions of iconic design pieces designed between the 60s and 70s by her father, legendary surrealist artist Roberto Matta for Dino Gavina, historic founder of the brand. After the success of the participation in Arte Fiera 2023 with a monographic booth dedicated to the artist, Paradisoterrestre takes part in the exhibition curated by The Design Blender and Alisée Matta where re-editions of the functional works of art Margarita and Sacco Alato and of Malitte seating system dialogue with prototypes and historical pieces coming directly from Matta Archives.


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