Palazzo Agliardi

Installation Lorenzo Damiani


In the evocative setting of Palazzo Agliardi we find a series of “today’s” design experiences, undoubtedly chosen in relation to the context of great historical importance in which they are inserted, but also selected according to their design logic. In a spatial sequence marked by important works of art, different "host" objects have been juxtaposed: some were created for material deformation, others in which the perception of the function is slightly modified; still others in which the message becomes the primary function. A path between contemporary projects "grafted" onto a lively space that has been lived in since the distant 1500s, grafts that are eager to dialogue with settings, paintings, furnishings and objects in the elegant treasure trove of the Palazzo, in search of contrasts and harmonies.


Palazzo Agliardi, originally Martinengo Colleoni, is located at no.86 of Via Pignolo, in one of the Bergamo villages where, during the sixteenth century, important families of nobles and merchants chose to build their palaces. The residence comes with a large courtyard, three rooms decorated with eighteenth-century frescoes by Carlo Carlone and Federico Ferrario, the so-called neoclassical room and a bright central living room that opens onto a charming roof garden. A staircase leads to the recently restored, underlying stable.