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A tribute to Gio Ponti.
Richard Ginori on exhibit at the Hall des Maréchaux, Rue de Rivoli, Paris
18 – 21 January 2019
Le Hall des Maréchaux – Musée des Arts Décoratifs – Rue de Rivoli 103 – Paris
Richard Ginori celebrates the launch of its new collections with an original new visual and multi-media experience in the Hall des Maréchaux.
GIO PONTI MAGNIFIED. RICHARD GINORI’S DECORATIONS AS NEVER SEEN BEFORE, an exhibition at Le Hall des Maréchaux from January 18 through 21 2019, will be open to the public during the dates of the important trade fair Maison&Objet (18 – 22 January 2019).
On the occasion of the exhibition “Tutto Ponti, Gio Ponti archi-designer”, open until 5 May 2019 at the Musée des Arts Décoratifs, of which it is official sponsor, Richard Ginori offers an original new installation in the Paris museum’s Hall des Maréchaux.
The installation is a homeage to Gio Ponti in version 2.0, emphasising his most iconographic motifs and underlining the profound link between art and Manifattura Ginori’s creativity over the years.
Visitors begin with a full immersion in the surprising world of Gio Ponti in the ground-floor Hall. Richard Ginori brings the great master’s iconic designs to life in an innovative form of video mapping on the walls and ceiling of the Hall, in an immersive, almost cinematographic experience that thrills visitors by making them feel like they are participating in Ponti’s artistic genius. From the unique illusionistic effect of the Prospettica motif to the magical elements of Mano della Fattucchiera, the figures ornamenting the Passeggiata Archeologica, the women on the clouds decorating the Donne e Architetture Vase, and the darting female figures in Art Deco style of Le Mie Donne, Ponti’s art and style are revealed in a timeless dimension.
This intense immersive narration takes the spectator to the first floor, a room with black and white marble columns illuminated by a big window overlooking the gardens of the Carrousel.
The monumental wrought iron staircase to the upper level opens into the ‘Labyrinth’ room exhibiting the new Stuoia 1923 collection with its interwoven motif wrapping around the porcelain, the new giftware items added to the must-have Oriente Italiano collection, and iconic collections such as Volière, representing the epitome of the Manifactury’s master craftsmanship and artistic heritage, the Giardino dell’Iris collection, painted entirely by hand with the Iris symbolising the city of Florence,Perroquets, with its motifs inspired by botanical illustrations in eighteenth-century manuscripts, and Totem, unique customisable objects inspired by the world of nature.
The exhibition continues with a selection of Ponti’s artworks recreated by Richard Ginori, including Trionfo da tavola per le ambasciate d’Italia, a striking composition of white porcelain objects with pure gold trim; Le Mani, codifying Ponti’s artistic philosophy, style and interpretation in a limited edition of unique objects; Le Mie Donne, a series of oval-shaped majolica bowls and plates decorated with women in classic Art Deco style; La Conversazione Classica, oval-shaped majolica bowls decorated with allegorical figures alluding to the Arts; Prospettica, an orcino vase which is one of the great master’s best-known works, revealing his background in architecture even in the title; Passeggiata Archaelogica, a series of plates Ponti decorated with a motif inspired by the classicism of the Manufactory; and Vaso Donne e Architetture, a porcelain vase decorated with scenes covering thousands of years of history, from the Ancient Egyptians, Greeks and Romans to the Renaissance.
The second floor ‘Lounge’ presents the new Corona collection, in which a refined thread of gold, platinum or blue traces the Antico Doccia form, and the Corona Monogramcollection combining skilled craftsmanship with innovation to create a truly unique customised product. For the first time, Richard Ginori offers an opportunity to create a unique, personal table setting that can be combined with items from any other Richard Ginori collection in creative and original ways. The collection includes six customisable items: place-markers, plates, bowls, mugs, bread plates and dessert plates.
The story is completed with new tableware from the Magnifico collection with its precious papyrus motif, symbolising wealth and prosperity.
The exhibition and event is planned under the art direction of EligoStudio, an interior design studio founded in 2011 by Alberto Nespoli and Domenico Rocca.
GIO PONTI MAGNIFIED. RICHARD GINORI’S DECORATIONS AS NEVER SEEN BEFORE is held with the cooperation of important partners such as Molteni&C, provider of furnishings from the Heritage Collection dedicated to Gio Ponti for the ‘Lounge’ (coffee table D.552.2 and armchairs D.153.1 and D.154.2) and Viabizzuno, a maker of light fixtures based in Bentivoglio (BO), underlining the quality of materials on exhibit with the particularly high chromatic performance of its innovative earth microtrack systems with adjustable spotlights (trentotto and ecomini) in the ‘Labirinth’ area and illuminating the new Richard Ginori collections in the ‘Lounge’ area with lanterna n55, an innovative hybrid propulsion system presented for the first time at the event.
About Richard Ginori
Manifattura Richard Ginori dates back to 1735 and represents the utmost expression of Italian excellence in the artistic manufacture of quality pure porcelain. Richard Ginori’s production is the result of its know-how, work, people and creativity, in which imagination takes on concrete form demonstrating an extraordinary obsession with one thing: beauty. The Manufactory creates, produces and sells pure porcelain manufactured using a great variety of procedures, some of which have remained practically unchanged since the company first opened its doors, while others make use of advanced technologies and highly sophisticated machinery. A member of the Kering Group since 2013, Richard Ginori has always been associated with prominent names in architecture, design and fashion, and stands out on the world scene as a true icon of “Made in Italy”. Richard Ginori relies on a distribution network including flagship stores in Florence and Milan, a monobrand store in Moscow, a network of authorised resellers in Italy and corners in selected high-end department stores and multi-brand specialty stores all over the world.
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NEIGHBORHOOD GUIDE TO WINTER RESTAURANT WEEK IN WASHINGTON, DC
Savor delicious deals throughout the District as part of Winter Restaurant Week, Jan. 14-20, 2019.
Winter in the District would not be complete without Metropolitan Washington Restaurant Week, which runs from Jan. 14-20, 2019. Throughout the promotion, over 100 restaurants across the DC area offer three-course, prix-fixe meals for brunch, lunch and dinner, with brunch and lunch priced at $22 and dinner at $35. And good news, you can reserve your table now and sign up for the Diner Rewards Program! And while you’re dining out, don’t forget to check out DC’s coziest restaurants.
With so many great Winter Restaurant Week participating restaurants to consider, we’ve broken down some popular options by neighborhood below.
While the neighborhood is known for its millennial-friendly scene featuring a diverse mix of bars and lounges and hip stores, a burgeoning restaurant scene adds another reason to visit this cultural hub. Check out Mintwood Place (dinner deal only), a French restaurant cooking up creative yet classic dishes that have the city’s gourmands clamoring for reservations. You can also enjoy a delicious restaurant week dinner at Roofers Union, which offers up a hearty menu with great views of bustling 18th Street.
Have you tried Balkan cuisine before? Ambar is the perfect place to dive in, with tasty breads to share and rakia (a Balkan fruit brandy) to sip. Elsewhere in the neighborhood, tuck into a dry-aged New York strip at Charlie Palmer Steak, dive into Spanish fare at the intimate 70-seat Joselito Casa de Comidas or authentic Florentine fare at Acqua Al 2.
Downtown / Golden Triangle
Enjoy the seasonal fare by chef Tim Ma at American Son, the flagship restaurant at the Eaton Washington DC, where a menu has been crafted out of Ma’s experience as the son of Chinese immigrants growing up in Arkansas. Sample contemporary American fare at The Oval Room, Ashok Bajaj’s sophisticated dining establishment, savor the all-American flavor of The Hamilton, or dig into indulgent seafood and prime cuts of steak at Ocean Prime (dinner only).
Politicos near the White House frequently dine at Old Ebbitt Grill, a historic DC restaurant that still packs plenty of modern flair and flavor on its menu. Nearby, Opaline Bar and Brasserie blends French flair with American style inside the Sofitel Washington, DC Lafayette Square. Diners also delight in the flavors of India at DC power-dining staple The Bombay Club, another Bajaj restaurant frequented by presidents and world leaders.
Get cozy by the fireplace for brunch, lunch or dinner at Iron Gate, a timeless, romantic restaurant starring delicately cooked Mediterranean fare. Discover Japanese cuisine inside the Michelin-starred Sushi Taro, which offers an authentic experience, from the service to the sake to the sushi. Continue your culinary travels down the street at Agora, which brings the flavors of Turkey, Lebanon and Greece to live in the form of warm, puffy pita and fragrant mezze dishes.
The Watergate Hotel is home to Kingbird, a modern American restaurant with a French twist, and its unique dining room by famous designer Ron Arad. Rasika West End has been dazzling diners since 2005 – prepare your taste buds for award-winning, authentic Indian food in a gorgeous setting (we highly recommend the tandoori lamb chops).
1789 Restaurant, one of the most historic and refined restaurants in the city, is ideal for a date night (jacket required, dinner deal only). Savor the atmosphere of a French country inn at La Chaumière (dinner only), where a central stone fireplace makes it a must-visit for those who enjoy a rustic and romantic setting. While far from new, FilomenaRistorante has been a Georgetown favorite for more than 30 years, with lovingly crafted Italian cuisine served right next to the scenic C&O Canal – you know you’ve found Filomena when you spot the Italian matriarch hand-making pastas in the front window.
Head to the recently opened City Winery in this up-and-coming Northeast DC neighborhood for a guaranteed good time. You can sample locally sourced fare at this winery-full-service restaurant-concert venue combo for dinner only during restaurant week. At La Puerta Verde, you’ll be transported into a space that melds a warehouse-chic atmosphere with the vibrant colors of Mexico. Start your culinary adventure with grilled avocado guacamole and wash it down with cocktails refreshingly priced at $10 and under.
Window shop through CityCenterDC before dining at DBGB Kitchen & Bar, where floor-to-ceiling windows offer a glimpse of the cozy concept from world-famous chef Daniel Boulud and Fig & Olive beckons crostini-lovers for brunch, lunch or dinner. There’s also celebrity chef David Chang’s Momofuku CCDC, where a lineup of dumplings and family-style dishes are the stars of the show. Speaking of celebrity chefs, culinary sensation José Andrés has restaurants all over Penn Quarter, including the Peruvian-Asian mix of China Chilcano, the Spanish small plate sexiness of Jaleo, the Mediterranean stylings of Zaytinya and the Mexican creativity of Oyamel.
Taste Edward Lee’s blend of Southern cooking and Asian flavors at Succotash, the former Top Chef contestant’s stunning, multilevel restaurant situated in an historic bank from the early 1900s. For an authentic Italian dining experience, step inside RPM Italian‘s swanky, glass-enclosed building for a wide array of pastas made in-house. And the Asian-inspired The Source by Wolfgang Puck is another great option for a romantic evening (dinner only).
The tree-filled upper northwest neighborhoods of DC offer more than just historic homes and the National Cathedral – there are plenty of enticing Winter Restaurant Week dining options in the area as the city’s urban vibe turns suburban. Choose from brunch and dinner options at Bindaas, where Indian street food is the name of the game and diners rave about the avocado golgappa, a fried pastry stuffed with a delectable combination of avocado, tamarind chutney and sweet yogurt. Directly next door is Sababa, which means “cool” in Hebrew, and lives up to its name as it transports diners on a delicious culinary journey through the flavors of Israel.
An exciting riverfront hot spot, The Wharf has all the makings of the perfect date night destination. Add in handmade guac and chihuahua cheese-stuffed chicken enchiladas from Mi Vida and you’re guaranteed a second date.
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