Palazzo Terzi

"The sensitive essence of things"

The exhibition is a selection of deepdesign work by Matteo Bazzicalupo and Raffaella Mangiarotti, whose path is guided by intense research into shapes, technologies and new materials, and which often leans toward a radical reinterpretation of typologies. Helpful and functional tools for everyday life, in the constant search for elegance, an increasingly rare quality. Objects that give off pervasive, intangible, yet perceptible irradiations. At the heart of Matteo Bazzicalupo and Raffaella Mangiarotti's deepdesign explorations, there is always tension in the encounter between formal organicism and functional complexity, as occurs in nature in a spontaneous yet perfect way, without redundancy or aesthetic rigidity, towards a pure economy of form.


Located on the western spur of Bergamo Alta, Palazzo Terzi dominates the homonymous square near the imposing building of Liceo Classico (High School).

The sixteenth-century building undergoes significant expansions and modifications during the following two centuries, in order to enhance its front and panoramic view towards the plain, both of them subjected to a recent restoration. The reception hall with its monumental fireplace, the small mirrors room and a series of frescoed rooms by Barbelli, Storer and Tencalla, all furnished with simple elegance, make this residence a place where time seems to stand still.