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Denis SantachiaraDenis Santachiara

Denis Santachiara - Cersaie 2003

“The symbol of the poster is a three-dimensional sinusoid clad with ceramic tiles which expands and contracts to paraphrase its nature of visualising scientific data. I see this technological symbol as an icon representing the dynamic future of every area of design culture, particularly architecture. It is a representation of the way in which straight lines integrate with the complex world of sinuous curves, and how the latter are pivotal in creating increasingly animated, dynamic – and ultimately beautiful – buildings.”


Denis Santachiara started his activity in 1966 as a designer for a car company.

At the same time he started designing and realising analytic objects, which were often shown in personal and collective exhibitions. Since 1976 he concentrated his technological research on its soft potentialities, creating images and objects of high technology and artificial density, situated between art, design and architecture. He worked as a consultant for different companies interested in the results of this research. He took part in many exhibitions proposing new categories of design and objects: “neoimmagine” and “neodesign”.
Some of the most important exhibitions, in which he took part are: Biennale di Venezia (personal exhibition); Documenta 8 in Kassel; “The sign of habitat”, at Gran Palais in Paris; Berlage Museum of Amsterdam; Triennale di Milano.

His objects are part of the Permanent Collections at the National Museum of Modern Art in Tokio; at the MoMa in New York; at the Louvre, the Musee des Arts Decoratifs and at the Collection de design of Centre Pompidou in Paris; at the Museum of Contemporarry Arts in Lyon, at the Kunsthalle in Frankfurt, at the Philadelfia Museum.

SniaViscosa, centrostileFiat, Progettocultura “Montedison”, Ministero della Cultura Francese, Artemide, Swatch, Mandarina Duck, Rosenthal, Panasonic, Domodinamica, BPT, Vitra, Campeggi, Superga. Bang-Olufsen, Banca Generali. De Padova, Chrysler/Benz, Foscarini, Marutomy, Baleari Italia, La Murrina, Serralunga, Bonaldo, Magis, Zerodisegno, Post Design, Polsit. Naos.