Lorusso Arredamenti, a historic contemporary design and furniture shop, has been based in the same building in Via Napoli 71 in the centre of Andria for forty years.
The showroom covers an area of 1250 square meters with 14 large windows displaying contemporary artworks, large canvases, sculptures, photographs and ceramics in dialogue with high level design pieces.
During its important history, Lorusso Arredamenti has exhibited the works of Italian and foreign artists who have made a name for themselves both nationally and internationally.
It was the first structure to organize events that presented design works alongside works of art. The first event of this kind was, “Design meets art“, in April 1983, which was of interest to important magazines in the sector. On that occasion, the architect Roberto Pamio and the painter Emilio Tadini were invited to talk about their work.
Since then there have been several initiatives concerning design and beyond. In collaboration with Studio Marconi in Milan, Lorusso is organizing an exhibition of 26 etchings by Picasso.
Lorusso’s attention to design achieves a great goal with the presence of Achille Castiglioni, who had long since crossed national borders, finding confirmation in the international field and considered a great master.
Lorusso Arredamenti gives life to Lorusso Arte as a cultural laboratory. This event is a further milestone in the company’s history in the furnishing and design sectors. The workshop will become a real centre for the development of artistic and cultural initiatives.
Borek Sipek in the event entitled Malastrana, presents in the headquarters of Lorusso Arte objects and pieces of furniture made of precious materials. Afterwards, Lorusso Arte is interested in the works of some European Pop Art artists thanks to the relationship established with the Giorgio Marconi Gallery in Milan.
Lorusso Arte also turns its attention to some artists of Apulian origin who are establishing themselves on a national level: Michele Zaza, Gaetano Grillo, Carlo Fusca and Franco Menolascina. For the future artistic events are planned especially to give visibility to young Italian and foreign artists.