Oculus Gallery is pleased to present a selection of Italian (and Italian-inspired) fine furnishings, lighting and accessories entitled Italian Style: 1930s – 1980s. The exhibition will be held at VAROLA located at the Pacific Design Center.
This exhibition will outline three major themes, tracing the Italian design movement’s trajectory from the inter-war years through the Post-Modern era: the influence of traditional “Craft Arts” from through the early years of the Marshall Plan; how these earlier traditions led to high-quality, small-scale production of modern goods in the later 1940s and early 1950s; and finally the emergence of a more European-focused Italian approach through the 1960s, ‘70s and ‘80s.
Italian Style: 1930s – 1980s will feature Italian works from Fontana Arte, Stilnovo, Cassina and Paolo de Poli, as well as American-made pieces which utilize hand-crafted elements imported from Italy and Edward Wormley for Dunbar’s decidedly Italian-inspired La Gondola sofa from 1957.
Please join us on Thursday, January 25th from 5:30 - 9pm for the opening reception of Italian Style: 1930s - 1980s. Refreshments will be served.