Palazzo Fortuny

Fortuny Palace

NUALA GOODMAN Gardens

IL PERCORSO E LE OPERE IN MOSTRA

THE EXHIBITION ITINERARY AND THE EXHIBITED WORKS

Concept 0: Wardrobe: the entry to Nuala’s Gardes

Ceramic objects, dresses, shoes and coats, by Nuala Goodman
Wooden boxes hand painted for Alessi by Nuala Goodman

Concept 1: Flower Heart with Rose Red fabric
The idea is the one of creating a flower bud playing with the sofas “Victoria and
Albert”, designed by Ron Arad. The sofas appear to become petals and with Nuala’s
fabric, in red chromatics, the back’s movement is exalted, the result is an intimate and novel environment.

Three Sofas “Victoria and Albert”
designed by Ron Arad for Moroso, covered in Rose Red fabric, hand finished by Nuala Goodman with pictorial interventions using flock

Five Armchairs “Victoria and Albert”
designed by Ron Arad for Moroso, covered in Rose Red fabric, hand finished by Nuala Goodman with pictorial interventions using flock

Concept 2: Want to play ping pong with me? With Rose Red fabric
The “Victoria and Albert” sofa, designed by Ron Arad, in its giant size version,
habillé with Nuala’s “Rose Red” fabric, in bright red shades and Ron’s portrait create a very suggestive pictorial situation. What does ping-pong have to do with this? Ron during the photographic session held in order to make his portrait asked Nuala if she wanted to play ping-pong with him.

Sofa
designed by Ron Arad for Moroso, covered in Rose Red fabric, hand finished by Nuala Goodman with flock pictorial interventions

Portrait:
Ron Arad
Nuala Goodman, 2009
acrylic and velvet on canvas, cm 80×100

Concept 3: C…o che bel ritratto! With Faded Bouquet fabric
Here Moroso’s “Lowseat” use a fabric where the background’s and the flower’s
shade changes in order to crate a chromatic development that goes from rose and red tonalities up to a grey scale; the coloured flock pictorially used gives movement and volume to the entire seat.
This environment-situation allows us to contemplate Ettore Sottsass’ portrait,
charismatic figure of Italian design. Ettore’s portrait, facing the “Lowseat”, is on a
wall decorated by Nuala with floral themes that recall the basic design.
The expression used in the concept’s title is the sincere comment that Ettore made
looking at his portrait for the first time.
The “Faded Bouquet” carpet completes this environment recalling the motifs of the
basic graphic design.

Three “Lowseat”
designed by Patricia Urguiola for Moroso covered in Faded Bouquet fabric, handmade refinements by Nuala Goodman with flock pictorial interventions

Faded bouquet carpet
Nuala Goodman, 2010,
pure wool, handknotted, cm 200×300

Portrait:
Ettore Sottsass
Nuala Goodmann, 2004
acrylic and mixed media on canvas
80x100cm

Wooden panel painted by Nuala Goodman, 2010, 300×300 cm

Concept 4: Good to meet you
A wall dedicated to nine portraits of architects and designers that have gone through history in Italian design. Nuala has photographed them in order to portrait them trying to capture the moment and expression that characterizes them most.
They were looking at Nuala, now they are looking at you.

Portraits on display in upper row, from left to right:

Alberto Alessi
Nuala Goodman, 2006
acrylic and mixed media on canvas, cm 80×100

Michele de Lucchi
Nuala Goodman, 2008
acrylic and velvet on canvas, cm 80×100

Aldo Cibic
Nuala Goodman, 2008
acrylic and velvet on canvas, cm 80×100

Portraits on display in central row, from left to right:

Nathalie du Pasquier and George Sowden
Nuala Goodman, 2008
acrylic and velvet on canvas, cm 80×100

Stefano Giovannoni
Nuala Goodman, 2004
acrylic and mixed media on canvas, cm 80×100

Santi Caelca
Nuala Goodman, 2006
acrylic and velvet on canvas, 80x100cm

Portraits on display in lower row, from left to right:

Luca Scacchetti
Nuala Goodman, 2005
acrylic and velvet on canvas, cm 80×100

Alessandro e Fulvia Mendini
without title, 2006
acrylic and velvet on canvas, cm 80x 100

Paul Smith,
without title, 2007
acrylic and mixed media on canvas, cm 80x 100

Concept 5: “Fadó fadó” (Once upon a time) with Rose Red fabric
The sofa “Victoria and Albert” is the protagonist of this essential environment. Fadó
fadó in Irish means “Once upon a time”. And this is Nuala’s story.

Sofa
designed by Ron Arad for Moroso, covered in Rose Red fabric, hand finished by Nuala Goodman with pictorial interventions using flock

Portraits from left to right:
Paola Navone, Nuala Goodman, 2005, acrylic and mixed media on canvas, cm80x100
Giulio Cappellini, Nuala Goodman, 2007, acrylic and velvet on canvas, cm 80×100
James Irvine, Nuala Goodman, 2007, acrylic and velvet on canvas, cm 80×100
Donatella Pellini, Nuala Goodman, 2007, acrylic and mixed media on canvas, cm80x100

Concept 6: “Spring” with Fair Daffodils fabric
The idea of the flower is proposed once again playing with the shades of yellow,
orange and cream. The “Victoria and Albert” armchairs seam to become petals
that surround and embrace an extraordinary dress posed at its centre. It is spring’s
celebration rendered by Nuala’s art.

Five Armchairs “Victoria and Albert”
designed by Ron Arad for Moroso, covered in Fair Daffodils fabric, hand finished by Nuala Goodman with pictorial interventions using flock

Dress by Duyan with Fair Daffodils fabric of Nuala Goodman

Concept 7: “Spiral Garden” with Vertical Garden fabric
The Vertical Garden is Nuala’s contemporary poetic answer to the vision of a garden.
The garden is painted as if it were a cascade of Nature with herbs and little coloured
flowers. This environment develops itself as a mandala and proposes a spiral itinerary to the viewer. Different seats by Moroso alternate and are linked one to the other through the “Vertical Garden” design which never interrupts. The spiral itinerary leads the viewer to its energetic centre.

Armchairs “Victoria and Albert”, designed by Ron Arad for Moroso, covered in Vertical Garden fabric, hand finished by Nuala Goodman pictorial interventions using flock and jewels

“Fjord” poufs designed by Patricia Urquiola for Moroso, covered in Vertical Garden fabric hand finished by Nuala Goodman with pictorial interventions using flock and jewels

“Bloomy” armchair designed by Patricia Urquiola for Moroso, covered in Vertical Garden fabric hand finished by Nuala Goodman with pictorial interventions using flock and jewels

“Take a line for a Walk”, chair and pouf by Alfredo Haberli, covered in Vertical Garden fabric, hand finished by Nuala Goodman with pictorial interventions using flock and jewels

“Helix”, soft chair, drawn by Karmelina Martina for Moroso, hand finished by Nuala
Goodman with pictorial interventions using flock and jewels

Concept 8: “The Three Graces”
Three “Berlin Chairs” are covered by Nuala’s pictorial art, which hand finishes every
work. The idea is the one of a “great ball” in a flourished garden where freshness and lightness are protagonists of the fabric transformed in a real chair’s dress. The three “Berlin Chairs” become artworks where volume and the movement of the Moroso’s seat turns into a woman’s body.

“Berlin chairs” designed by Antonio Citterio for Moroso, with application of dresses by Nuala Goodman

Concept 9: In the room the women come and go…”
As in a dream three dummies dressed with grace, energy and colour, given by Nuala’s flourished fabrics, appear. A large-sized panel presents gigantic flowers hand painted by the artist, the pistils are little lights that give a touch of true magic to the environment.

Three Dresses by Duyan with Rose Red, Vertical Garden and Faded Bouquet fabric by Nuala Goodman

Wooden panel painted by Nuala Goodman, 2010, 300×300 cm

Concept 10: “Stepping out”
The Vertical Garden is Nuala’s contemporary and poetic answer to the vision of a
garden. The garden is painted as if it were a cascade of Nature with herbs and little
coloured flowers. The protagonist of the concept is a tapestry-carpet with the “Vertical Garden” that continues with a Fjord pouf indicating the itinerary that must be followed.

“Fjord” poufs designed by Patricia Urquiola for Moroso, covered in Vertical Garden fabric, hand finished by Nuala Goodman with pictorial interventions using flock and jewels

Vertical Garden carpet by Nuala Goodman, 2010, base in hand-woven linen with
hand-knotted wool centre, 200×300 cm

Concept 11: “Kika’s Corner”?
This environment is dedicated to the world of children and in particular to Kika,
Nuala’s daughter. This corner presents Kika’s very sweet portrait, a dress and a pair
of felt boots.

Dress, Nuala Goodman, printed and flock on fabric
Stivali, Nuala Goodman, flock on felt, 2009
Portrait: Frances Rose Giordano (Kika), Nuala Goodman, 2008, acrylic and mixed media on canvas, cm 50×70