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Category Archives: Enzo Iorio

White Books Chair Instalation Awarded


Last year I posted about the White Books Chair project of Enzo Iorio. Yesterday I received an e-mail from Enzo informing me that the installation had won the honors of the Cartasia Biennial of contemporary art, held in Lucca, Italia, with main focus on paper art. Congratulations Enzo!

White Books Chairs – Chair Installation

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Enzo Iorio, one of the participants, asked me to have a look at Ri-Parliamone.it

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Enzo came together with a group of creative friends on occasion of their participation in the Cartasia 2010 Biennial of Contemporary Art which will be held in Lucca, Italia from June 19 – July 18, 2010.

It gave them the opportunity to rethink the use of old books that are about to end in a trash bin. They decided to give the old books a second life as chairs. The installation by Ri-Parliamone was showcased during a preview of the 2010 Biennial in Lucca from September 5 – October 3, 2009.

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The books are soaked in a solution of water and vinyl glue to give them the necessary rigidity and resistance. Once dry they are given a coat of water-based paint. Subsequently they are assembled on a pallet, glued together and connected internally by a small metallic structure which guarantees its stability.
Being exposed to all weather conditions for a month, a transparent coat of water resistant paint is given for further safety.

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apart from reading books, we can sit comfortably on a “mountain” of books

Thank you, Enzio! Great Idea!