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Casa Malaparte

Furniture

June 15–September 19, 2020
Davies Street, London

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Installation view Artwork © Malaparte Design. Photo: Prudence Cuming Associates

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Artwork © Malaparte Design. Photo: Prudence Cuming Associates

Installation view Artwork © Malaparte Design. Photo: Prudence Cuming Associates

Installation view

Artwork © Malaparte Design. Photo: Prudence Cuming Associates

Installation view Artwork © Malaparte Design. Photo: Prudence Cuming Associates

Installation view

Artwork © Malaparte Design. Photo: Prudence Cuming Associates

Installation view Artwork © Malaparte Design. Photo: Prudence Cuming Associates

Installation view

Artwork © Malaparte Design. Photo: Prudence Cuming Associates

Installation view Artwork © Malaparte Design. Photo: Prudence Cuming Associates

Installation view

Artwork © Malaparte Design. Photo: Prudence Cuming Associates

Installation view Artwork © Malaparte Design. Photo: Prudence Cuming Associates

Installation view

Artwork © Malaparte Design. Photo: Prudence Cuming Associates

Installation view Photo: Prudence Cuming Associates

Installation view

Photo: Prudence Cuming Associates

Installation view Photo: Prudence Cuming Associates

Installation view

Photo: Prudence Cuming Associates

Installation view Photo: Prudence Cuming Associates

Installation view

Photo: Prudence Cuming Associates

Works Exhibited

Curzio Malparte, Console, 1941/2020 Walnut and tuff, 28 ½ × 106 ½ × 19 ⅜ inches (72.4 × 270.5 × 49 cm), edition of 12 + 2 AP© Malaparte Design. Photo: Prudence Cuming Associates

Curzio Malparte, Console, 1941/2020

Walnut and tuff, 28 ½ × 106 ½ × 19 ⅜ inches (72.4 × 270.5 × 49 cm), edition of 12 + 2 AP
© Malaparte Design. Photo: Prudence Cuming Associates

Curzio Malparte, Console, 1941/2020 (detail) Walnut and tuff, 28 ½ × 106 ½ × 19 ⅜ inches (72.4 × 270.5 × 49 cm), edition of 12 + 2 AP© Malaparte Design. Photo: Prudence Cuming Associates

Curzio Malparte, Console, 1941/2020 (detail)

Walnut and tuff, 28 ½ × 106 ½ × 19 ⅜ inches (72.4 × 270.5 × 49 cm), edition of 12 + 2 AP
© Malaparte Design. Photo: Prudence Cuming Associates

Original walnut and tuff console conceived in 1941 by Curzio Malaparte in situ at Casa Malaparte, Capri © Malaparte. Photo: Dariusz Jasak

Original walnut and tuff console conceived in 1941 by Curzio Malaparte in situ at Casa Malaparte, Capri

© Malaparte. Photo: Dariusz Jasak

Curzio Malaparte, Bench, 1941/2020 Walnut and Carrara marble, 18 ½ × 171 ¼ × 22 ⅛ inches (47 × 435 × 56 cm), edition of 12 + 2 AP© Malaparte Design. Photo: Prudence Cuming Associates

Curzio Malaparte, Bench, 1941/2020

Walnut and Carrara marble, 18 ½ × 171 ¼ × 22 ⅛ inches (47 × 435 × 56 cm), edition of 12 + 2 AP
© Malaparte Design. Photo: Prudence Cuming Associates

Curzio Malaparte, Bench, 1941/2020 (detail) Walnut and Carrara marble, 18 ½ × 171 ¼ × 22 ⅛ inches (47 × 435 × 56 cm), edition of 12 + 2 AP© Malaparte Design. Photo: Prudence Cuming Associates

Curzio Malaparte, Bench, 1941/2020 (detail)

Walnut and Carrara marble, 18 ½ × 171 ¼ × 22 ⅛ inches (47 × 435 × 56 cm), edition of 12 + 2 AP
© Malaparte Design. Photo: Prudence Cuming Associates

Curzio Malaparte, Bench, 1941/2020 (detail) Walnut and Carrara marble, 18 ½ × 171 ¼ × 22 ⅛ inches (47 × 435 × 56 cm), edition of 12 + 2 AP© Malaparte Design. Photo: Prudence Cuming Associates

Curzio Malaparte, Bench, 1941/2020 (detail)

Walnut and Carrara marble, 18 ½ × 171 ¼ × 22 ⅛ inches (47 × 435 × 56 cm), edition of 12 + 2 AP
© Malaparte Design. Photo: Prudence Cuming Associates

Original walnut and Carrara marble bench conceived in 1941 by Curzio Malaparte in situ at Casa Malaparte, Capri © Malaparte. Photo: Dariusz Jasak

Original walnut and Carrara marble bench conceived in 1941 by Curzio Malaparte in situ at Casa Malaparte, Capri

© Malaparte. Photo: Dariusz Jasak

Curzio Malaparte, Table, 1941/2020 Walnut and pine, 31 ⅞ × 149 ⅝ × 34 ⅝ inches (81 × 380 × 88 cm), edition of 12 + 2 AP© Malaparte Design. Photo: Prudence Cuming Associates

Curzio Malaparte, Table, 1941/2020

Walnut and pine, 31 ⅞ × 149 ⅝ × 34 ⅝ inches (81 × 380 × 88 cm), edition of 12 + 2 AP
© Malaparte Design. Photo: Prudence Cuming Associates

Curzio Malaparte, Table, 1941/2020 (detail) Walnut and pine, 31 ⅞ × 149 ⅝ × 34 ⅝ inches (81 × 380 × 88 cm), edition of 12 + 2 AP© Malaparte Design. Photo: Prudence Cuming Associates

Curzio Malaparte, Table, 1941/2020 (detail)

Walnut and pine, 31 ⅞ × 149 ⅝ × 34 ⅝ inches (81 × 380 × 88 cm), edition of 12 + 2 AP
© Malaparte Design. Photo: Prudence Cuming Associates

Curzio Malaparte, Table, 1941/2020 (detail) Walnut and pine, 31 ⅞ × 149 ⅝ × 34 ⅝ inches (81 × 380 × 88 cm), edition of 12 + 2 AP© Malaparte Design. Photo: Prudence Cuming Associates

Curzio Malaparte, Table, 1941/2020 (detail)

Walnut and pine, 31 ⅞ × 149 ⅝ × 34 ⅝ inches (81 × 380 × 88 cm), edition of 12 + 2 AP
© Malaparte Design. Photo: Prudence Cuming Associates

Original walnut and pine table conceived in 1941 by Curzio Malaparte in situ at Casa Malaparte, Capri © Malaparte. Photo: Dariusz Jasak

Original walnut and pine table conceived in 1941 by Curzio Malaparte in situ at Casa Malaparte, Capri

© Malaparte. Photo: Dariusz Jasak

Meissen porcelain statuettes depicting the triumph of Amphitrite and a pair of Dresden five-branch candelabra, from the personal collection of Curzio Malaparte

Meissen porcelain statuettes depicting the triumph of Amphitrite and a pair of Dresden five-branch candelabra, from the personal collection of Curzio Malaparte

Detail of Meissen porcelain statuettes depicting the triumph of Amphitrite, from the personal collection of Curzio Malaparte

Detail of Meissen porcelain statuettes depicting the triumph of Amphitrite, from the personal collection of Curzio Malaparte

Dresden mirror frame, from the personal collection of Curzio Malaparte

Dresden mirror frame, from the personal collection of Curzio Malaparte

About

Gagosian is pleased to present new editions of furniture pieces from the legendary Casa Malaparte in Capri, Italy.

In 1937, renowned author Curzio Malaparte—born as Kurt Erich Suckert in 1898—purchased a plot of land overlooking the Tyrrhenian Sea. There, he supervised the construction of Casa Malaparte, his residence and architectural brainchild, to which he referred affectionately as “casa come me” (house like me). Designed in its entirety by Malaparte, from floor plan to furniture, the house blends classical and modernist influences, united under one roof with inimitable poetic drama.

From the curving white windbreak that arcs across its roof terrace to its deliberately secluded location atop a jutting promontory, Casa Malaparte embodies its maker’s renegade streak. Notorious for vacillating between religious and political ideological extremes, Malaparte was an active participant in the avant-garde artistic and literary circles of his time. After his death in 1957, the house lives on as an architectural masterwork and an inspirational platform for contemporary artists and designers.

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Original walnut and pine table conceived in 1941 by Curzio Malaparte in situ at Casa Malaparte, Capri © Malaparte. Photo: Dariusz Jasak

Tour

Casa Malaparte
Furniture

Monday, September 21, 2020, 1pm EDT (6pm BST)

Join Gagosian for a virtual tour of Casa Malaparte: Furniture, an exhibition on view at Gagosian, Davies Street, London, through September 19. Gagosian director Millicent Wilner and Tommaso Rositani Suckert, Curzio Malaparte’s youngest descendant, will discuss Casa Malaparte in Capri, Italy. Designed in its entirety by Malaparte, from floor plan to furniture, the house blends classical and modernist influences, united under one roof with inimitable poetic drama. Editions of the furniture are installed in the gallery to replicate the layout of the main room of the house, including a one-to-one scale image of the ocean vista. Rositani Suckert has produced the editions based on key pieces of furniture that grace the house to this day: a table, a bench, and a console. Manufactured in Italy, each piece comprises a simple, elegant solid walnut slab with supports in different materials. To join, register at zoom.us.

Original walnut and pine table conceived in 1941 by Curzio Malaparte in situ at Casa Malaparte, Capri © Malaparte. Photo: Dariusz Jasak