Casati Gallery is a Chicago based gallery exhibiting a collection of furniture, lighting, objects and art ranging from post-war Italian to global contemporary.
The gallery was founded in 2003 by Ugo Alfano Casati in Chicago’s West Loop and continues to present important and rare works by both internationally recognized and emerging designers including Franco Albini, Ignazio Gardella, Luigi Caccia Dominioni, Gio Ponti, Ico Parisi, Angelo Mangiarotti, Ettore Sottsass, Andrea Branzi, Fausto Melotti, Jonathan Nesci, Mauro Fabbro, Philippe Nigro and many others.
In addition to the gallery program, Casati participates in international art and design fairs around the world.
For Design Miami/ 2015, Casati Gallery features the third installment of its ongoing exhibition series REFLECTIONS, recreating the interior of a 1955 Milanese residence decorated by Attilio Colonello - protégé to Giò Ponti, Giulio Minoletti and BBPR Architects. Interpreted from historic drawings and photographs, this installation incorporates some of the pieces included in the original design. Of particular note are a prototype daybed as well as lamps from Villa Arreaza, all by Gio Ponti.
Also featured in the exhibition will be a selection of important historical furniture pieces by Ico Parisi and Attilio Colonello, with lighting by Ignazio Gardella, Luigi Caccia Dominioni, ceramics by Fausto Melotti and mirrors by Pietro Chiesa.
Interspersed amongst the mid-century offerings, the gallery also presents contemporary designs by Jonathan Nesci, David Salkin and Maura Fabbro as well as a selection of drawings by architects. For Design Miami/ 2015, Casati Gallery is pleased to announce the start of a collaboration with contemporary designers Philippe Nigro and Lazzarini & Pickering.
For this installation, exhibition designer Jonathan Nesci was inspired by the contemporary feel of the vintage documentation, noting that “mid-century Italian design seems as relevant and innovative today as it must have 60 years ago.”
Contact/ Ugo Alfano Casati
Address/ 949 W. Fulton Street, Chicago 60607, USA