Double Signature. A dialogue between design and artisanal excellence

Ugo La Pietra

VGO Associates is an “en plein air” Gallery based in South of France, its goal is to interact differently with the objects and spaces that populate our daily lives. Devoted to art and spirituality, the gallery fosters new collaborative practices proposing a new form of animism to give life to functional sculptures.

Ugo La Pietra, an architect by training, is an artist, designer, film director and editor, musician, cartoonist and teacher. Since 1960 he has defined himself as a researcher into systems of communication and the visual arts, moving contemporaneously in the worlds of art and design. An indefatigable experimenter, he has explored various currents (from informalism and conceptual art to narrative art and artist’s cinema), conducting research that found concrete expression in the theory of the ‘Disequilibrating System’ – an autonomous manifestation within Radical Design – and in important sociological themes. He has curated exhibitions at the Milan Triennale, Venice Biennale, Musée d’Art Contemporain in Lyon, FRAC Centre in Orléans, Museo Internazionale della Ceramica in Faenza, Fondazione Ragghianti in Lucca, Fondazione Mudima in Milan and MAGA museum in Gallarate. Critically, he has always maintained the humanistic, meaningful and regional components of design through his works and objects, as well as his teaching, theoretical and publishing activity.

Intro is a company based in Cittadella (Padua) and specialises in supplies and fittings for the hotel trade, working with some of the most famous names in the world of interior design. Its products are made taking the greatest possible care over materials and details. A 360° service comprises the development of the design and working drawings, production, logistics, assembly and final installation, thanks to a team of qualified specialists in the sectors of marble, wood and mosaic.

Ugo La Pietra


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