Behind the Biennale with KFive+Kinnarps
All the way from Venice to Fitzroy. In reflection of Biennale’s past and present, KFive+Kinnarps welcomed guests from a behind the scenes of the Biennale and uncovered the inner workings of three prominent Biennale contributors.
"This week KFive+Kinnarps welcomed an intimate audience of colleagues and friends into our Fitzroy Showroom for our latest speaker event. Our speaker series' are designed and curated to encourage knowledge sharing and open debate on topics which relate to the design profession. Behind the Biennale welcomed three prominent speakers, each of whom have experienced the Biennale first hand as contributors and representatives of Australia in Venice. It also presented an opportunity for our colleagues and clients to connect and share a moment together". Erna Walsh, CEO, KFive+Kinnarps
KFive+Kinnarps brought together three prominent contributors from one of the most prestigious cultural exhibitions, Venice Biennale Architettura, which showcases the innovative works and installations of leading architects and designers from around the world. Behind The Biennale took guests behind the scenes to uncover the inner workings of well respected Australian architects and long-term friends and clients of KFive; John Wardle, Isabelle Toland and Maria Panettieri and their contributions to Biennale Architettura.
Melbourne-based architect John Wardle is the Principal and Founder of John Wardle Architects. As part of Biennale Architettura 2018, John Wardle Architects created Somewhere Other, an installation that invites its viewers to be transported between Venice and Australia. John delved into his inspiration behind Somewhere Other and how it embodied this year’s Biennale theme – Freespace.
During Biennale Architettura 2016, Isabelle Toland and her firm Aileen Sage Architects activated The Pool as part of the Australian Pavilion. An Australian culture symbol, Isabelle explained the stories and inspirations behind the The Pool which is a multi sensory installation space set to suggest the sound, light, smells and feeling of an Australian pool.
As the final part of Behind the Biennale, Lead Interior Designer at Global Buildings Design at Jacobs, Maria Panettieri discussed her experience hosting the Australian Pavilion in 2016, the first year for the new permanent pavilion at the Biennale Architettura.