Lilla Akademien is in the midst of a long-term renovation of the premises on Norrtullsgatan in Stockholm. The commission for the creation of a concert hall was awarded to the design team Giorgio Palù, architect, and Yasuhisa Toyota, one of the world’s foremost acoustic engineers. Together they were responsible for the newly opened prize winning auditorium at the Museo del Violino in Cremona, Italy. The Chamber Orchestra of Lilla Akademien will be performing at the inauguration of Giorgio Palù’s exhibition at the Italian Cultural Institute on January 17th.
Giorgio Palù, born 1964, has designed for both the public and private sector, from banks, hotels, restaurants and commercial sites to residential buildings. Two notable examples are the design hotel DelleArti in Cremona and Villa Machiavelli in Florence. In 2010, Palù, who was already design furnishings for his buildings, began to explore his own artistic expression. He held his first solo exhibition in 2016 and is now presenting his sculptures and installations for the first time to an international audience in Stockholm.
The materials he is working with are the same as he has often used in the role of architect - iron, bronze, concrete, limestone and glass - but here it is the materials themselves, each with their own characteristic, that is in focus.
WHERE: The Italian Cultural Institute, Gärdesgatan 14, Stockholm
WHEN: 5.30 pm – 9.00 pm on Wednesday, January 17th.