I’m very happy to inform you that – from October 10th 2021 until January 31st 2022 – The Antonio Ratti Foundation presents the exhibition Antonio’s dream: a journey through art and textile, curated by Lorenzo Benedetti, Annie Ratti and Maddalena Terragni.

An exhibition project which reunites the vision and history of Antonio Ratti from his place of origin, to Como the city where his idea of  business culture developed, leaving a precious legacy which is still very much alive.

Antonio Ratti

Antonio Ratti is an entrepreneur and art patron from Como, creator of the homonymous company and foundation, based his business on research and innovation with constant attention to the social context and the quality of the working environment. In his work, cultural and artistic activities have always been an essential element towards the creation of a high-quality product. Antonio Ratti’s vision unfolds from the idea that textiles are, in fact, a cultural product.

The Exhibition

The exhibition traces the life, work and vision of the industrialist and patron Antonio Ratti, one of the great entrepreneurs who, together with his company Ratti SpA, reinvigorated industrial Italy. The third exhibition dedicated to Antonio Ratti – after the one at Palazzo Te in Mantova in 2017, and at the Baths of Diocletian in Rome in 2018.

The journey through the exhibition is divided between public and private spaces of great interest and the headquarters of the Foundation, created by Ratti in 1985, where his textile collection is still kept today.

Works created specifically for the occasion help to create a cohesive visual relationship between artistic research, ancient fabrics, the story of Antonio Ratti and the interior and exterior spaces of the exhibition.

The exhibition is hosted in the halls of Villa Olmo and Villa Sucota, in their parks and in other places in the city, creating a network between focal points of the cultural fabric of Como.

The exhibition is an opportunity not only to tell the life and story of a visionary entrepreneur, but also to further the idea he sought and supported of the dissemination and sharing of cultural values.

Do not miss it!

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