Artists of Festival

Snow White by Massimo Caiazzo and Alessandro Mendini

6 May 2022

A playful work with a thousand meanings, Snow White is a pyramid with seven faces, each guarded by one of the dwarfs from the 1937 Disney classic Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs. A taste of symbols linked to the number 7 (the celestial spheres, the dwarfs, the virtues, the colours of the rainbow, the wonders of the world…) giving life to an unprecedented object, to be left to posterity as a synthesis of human history. For its third edition, FFF meets the world of design by working with the two well-known designers of the Mendini atelier. Alessandro Mendini has contributed in recent years to “animating” everyday objects and introducing colour and playfulness into our homes and our common spaces.

Alessandro Mendini (b. 1931, Milan) edited the architecture magazines “Casabella”, “Modo” and “Domus”. Since the 1980s, he has made a decisive contribution to the renewal of Italian design, creating objects, furniture, environments, architecture and installations for international brands such as Alessi, Philips, Cartier, Swatch, Hermés and Venini. He has won numerous awards including the Compasso d’oro for design in 1981. His works can be found in various museums and private collections.

“Imagining a ‘futuristic’ object, searching for its form, inventing a function. Why, what, how, when, for whom? It’s like consulting an oracle that answers with other questions: the hypotheses multiply endlessly, worlds generate other worlds.”

Alessandro Mendini, Massimo Caiazzo