Edition Zero of La Biennale del Colore

In the Venetian furnace Orsoni a unique chromatic journey involving the five senses. First colour: Red.

The Venetian furnace Orsoni will host La Biennale del Colore in its Edition Zero. A unique chromatic journey, scheduled for Thursday, September 10, with colour RED as main character in a new experience involving all five senses. The event is born out of an idea of Riccardo Bisazza, director of Orsoni’s Furnace Venezia 1888, of the famous colour designer Vicky Syriopoulou and of the journalist and anchorman Giorgio Tartaro.  

The chromatic journey of this very first edition will be led by actor and stage director Gianfelice Facchetti, who will narrate colour red in an indirect way through an evocative performance  and it will be interpreted by authoritative characters, able to involve the audience’s five senses, so making the onlookers take part in the sensory performance.

Hearing will be entrusted to “Fil Rouge Duo”, with Cecilia Franchini, teacher at Conservatorio Benedetto Marcello of Venezia, and Lucia Minetti, among the most renown singers in the Italian jazz scene. Smell will see the absolute preview of the perfume “Le Sense de Venise”, created by Bertrand Duchaufour, the famous French perfurmer francese for Dior, Christian Lacroix, Acqua di Parma and Lancôme. Taste will get the Italian mixology startup NIO Cocktails, which will offer an unusual sensory experience thanks to five different cocktails made with the best spritz, proving how seeing colour red can result in a different taste sensory experience.

During the event a new refined and up-to-date version of the spritz, exclusively created by Patrick Pistolesi, will be brought to the public. With it, food prepared using materials coming from Venice – dishes absolutely red but devoid of colourants. Sight will be stimulated by the flames of the last surviving fire in Venice, that of the Orsoni’s furnace, which has been burning since 1888. Last but not least, touch – the audience will be met by the “Library of Colour”.

Let us underline that part of the flooring of the Venetian furnace is made of “Assi del Cansiglio” by Itlas, in the finish Beech Foresta Viva. The parquet – which has been produced using the wood knocked down Vaia storm in October 2018 – has been customized by the furnace with some mosaic inlays. 

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