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David PaltererDavid Palterer

David Palterer - Visual poetry - Cersaie 2005

The image as a whole depicts an abstract galaxy of icons, presented in the form of a poetical-visual compendium: it’s a brief virtual study dedicated to the evocation of those themes introducing the planning stage.
The signs form an imaginary world taking us, and not only consciously, to the allegory and metaphor.
An ironic memory game aiming to turn the observer’s attention beyond the horizon of its well-known complexity.
The attention is drawn to the measure, a mysterious balance achievable through a conceptual route that faces the proportion, a dimension where man is protagonist, or the images of an architectural route where man happens to constantly get lost or recognise himself in the icons of his own history.

Born in 1949, the israelian architect David Palterer graduated in Florence, where he still lives and works.

Professor of architectural design at the Polytechnic Institute of Milan, campus of Mantua, Professor of Industrial Design for furnishings at the Faculty of Architecture and Academic at the Academy of Fine Arts in Florence, he is also an artist, with an eclectic personality.

He is in charge with some projects ranging from the territory to the urban area, with particular care to the characterisation and use of the recognisable “place”, up to projects for inner spaces with fittings designed together with important industries in the field of interior decoration.

Among his projects there are: the repairs and extension works of Teatro Niccolini in San Casciano (Florence); the restoration of Teatro Manzoni in Calenzano (Florence); the design of the common parts for a chain of shopping centres in Italy and abroad (still in progress); the new Museo dell’Opera di Santa Maria in Fiore in Florence (1999), mentioned at the competition “Marble Architectural Awards Italy 2000” organised by the Internazionale Marmi e Macchine Carrara S.p.A. in March 2000; the Institutional and museum office of the Fondazione Cassa di Risparmio di Pisa inside Palazzo Rosselmini in Pisa (2001); the technical lighting project for the Enoteca Nazionale Pelchiorri in Florence; the location of the Monument of Ilaria del Carretto (2003); the restoration of the ex-cinema Apollo in Florence (2004).

His research on design divides in two distinct times: the methodological and formal experimentation on the object with a particular care to its “poetic reaction”, later applied to experiences as “considerations” and to a range of “collector’s pieces”, and the relation with important firms both in industrial and in avant-garde production.
Some of his objects are part of permanent exhibitions in important galleries and museums.

In 1996 his project for Arzberg “Flying Object” won the “red point for high design quality” at the competition “Design Innovations 1996”, Design Centre of North Rhine Westfalia.