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Architecture d’intérieur

Il convivio

Karen Pisoni is a Swiss-Mexican artist and interior designer. Her work explores the intersection between art and architecture with a particular focus on multidisciplinary processes.

Convivio is an Italian term meaning banquet. It comes from the verb convivere : to live together. This word carries a strong symbolic meaning; it merges the concepts of celebrating, being together and sharing food.

With this project, Karen investigates the theme of staging rituals as a simulacrum of heritage. Inside a reinterpreted nomadic structure, a group of people are invited to experience the “Convivio” . The furniture and objects inside the structure are designed with different techniques to enable a total engagement of the senses through space, light, sound, food and beverages. Contemporary industrial processes in parallel with ancestral handmade techniques, such as ceramics and wood carving, are used to emphasize the power of combining different forms of creation. 

Karen Pisoni

Youri Kravtchenko

Karen Pisoni final presentation

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