5. Aldo Cibic
Faccio sempre fatica quando devo iniziare un disegno su una pagina bianca; con Casino Marino ho pensato che volevo disegnarlo così com’è che poggiava su una nuvola di verde. Il segno è un po’ incerto ma alla fine è anche quello che lo rende più ingenuo.
I always find difficult when I have to start a drawing on a blank page; For the Casino in Marino, I thought that I wanted to draw it as it is, resting on a green leaves cloud. The drawing is like a sketch but this is what makes it even more simple.
Aldo Cibic was born in Schio (Vi) in 1955. In 1977 he moved to Milan to work with Ettore Sottsass, becoming his partner in 1980, together with Matteo Thun and Marco Zanini. That same year, 1980, marked the creation of Memphis, of which Cibic was one of the designers and founders, under the guidance of Sottsass. Today the main activities take place in Milan with Cibic workshop, following urban, architecture and interior projects, design and research, addressing the development of new design typologies. He also teaches at the Domus Academy, as part of the Industrial Design degree in the Faculty of Architecture at the Milan Polytechnic and as part of the Industrial Design degree in the Faculty of Design at the University of Architecture of Venice, as well as doing research on the relationship between design and society. He is Honorary Professor at Tongiji University, Shanghai. In 2006 he is invited by Kurt W. Foster to La Biennale di Architettura di Venezia, exhibition “Metamorph”, to present the project “Microrealities” . In 2010 he is invited once again to the exhibition “People Meet in Architecture” directed by japanese architect Kazuyo Sejima, with the project “Rethinking Happiness”.