The odds of fate: Beatrice Bianco, 32 years old, and Valentina Lucio, 33, met for the first time in 2012 at Design Miami, where they had neighboring stands. Due to a series of circumstances they found themselves working together in the gallery circuit, exploring various contexts both abroad and in Italy. A fruitful experience which, after both quitting their jobs, found them agreeing on one point: they should open their own gallery dedicated to contemporary design. So they founded Camp Design Gallery. Specialized in art-design, it's aim is to investigate material culture, renewing the concept of design and production. About a year after its inauguration, the two young gallery owners are now picking the fruits of months of intense labor.
What characterizes the Camp Design Gallery project? We wanted to further develop our idea of design in contemporary collections. Our gallery produces and displays one-off pieces and limited editions made by the most innovative international designers, artists and architects. Camp goes beyond the traditional borders separating art and design, to showcase unique, exclusive and unusual works of design that can be collectible, but also used in the daily context of home.
Looking back at the artists with whom you collaborated, which are you most proud of? We're extremely proud of all the projects we commissioned to Analogia Project, David Lindberg, Paolo Spalluto and Veronica Todisco. Each was created exclusively for Camp.