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About NJ interiors : The NJ interior project started in 2014.  Two young artists and longtime friends from Italy’s South Tyrol, Jacopo Candotti (sculptor) and Nicole Valenti (designer), decided to begin a new adventure together in a small home workshop located in the heart of Florence. We call our creations“functional sculpture” this year we present a collection of door handles, knobs and furniture. Our items are characterised by the fusion of sculpture and functionality. In our collection, these two elements come together to create unique objects, which are entirely handmade by the best Italian craftsmen. The NJ project is a journey through the universe of forms and materials, in which inspiration gives birth to high-quality and original objects: a tropical bird, the texture of a rock, the shape of an unusual branch become door handles through the sculptural medium. NJ Studio wants to create signature spaces and atmospheres in which sculpture and decor are in close relation with architecture and contemporary interior design. Our art lab does not only create design objects, it also provides personalized advice and interior design services.
STATEMENT OF ART:
I always thought that design and art were two separate worlds.
The first existed to solve practical problems while the second, characterized by pleasant uselessness, churns out questions about the world.

ORGANIZATION:
NJ interiors

NON-DESIGN OCCUPATION:
Artist, painter Media, graphic, printing, culture, design

EDUCATION:
1997-2002,graphic, High school of Art, diplome liceo artistico Giovanni Pasoli, BOLZANO/ITALY
2002-2004, Sculptur, Academy of fine arts, CARRARA/ITALY
2004-2006, Painting,Degree at Brera Academy of fine arts, MILAN/ITALY

EXPERIENCE:
2006-2016, Artist, Galleries, EUROPA-USA

PRIVATE EXHIBITIONS:
2015 L’undicesima ora, cur. Denis Isaia for galleriaarrivada, Verona Art Fair VERONA/ITALY
2013 Pump Up the Jam, galleriaarrivada, CHUR/SWISS
2008 No man is an Island, cur. Letizia Ragaglia, Museion at Eurac Tower, BOLZANO/ITALY
2016, "NJ interiors", Ventura project fuorisalone, MILAN/ITALY

MIXED EXHIBITIONS:
2015, "Homeworks", cur. Samuele Menin, Ferrario Gallery, MILAN/ITALY
2014, "Non potendomi arrampicare sulle nuvole", presi per le colline, cur.Eva Fabbris, VALDAGNO/ITALY
2012, "Officina Italia", cur. Renato Barilli, itinerant, ITALY
2012, "Panorama 04", new art in southtirol, FORTEZZA/ITALY
2011, "Artissima Lido", cur. Diego Perrone, Cristian Frosi, Renato Leotta, TURIN/ITALY
2011,“Videoreport Italia", cur. Andrea Bruciati, Prague Biennial (CS), PRAGUE/RC
2010, “Videoreport Italia", cur. Andrea Bruciati, MONFALCONE/ITALY
2010, "Civic" Gallery(GO), MAN museum, NUORO/ ITALY
2009, "Dimmi con chi vai e ti dirò chi sei", cur. Antonio Grulli, neoncampobase, BOLOGNA/ITALY
2008, "New se Neon no reason", short show collective, Neon>fdv, MILAN/ ITALY
2007, "Invisible Miracles", via farini, MILAN, ITALY
2007, “Bella vita”, cur. Cristina Natalicchio and Denis Isaia, New Chinatown Barbershop gallery, LOS ANGELES/U.S.A
2006, “Sperequazione 1”, cur. Guido Molinari, Neon fdv, MILAN/ITALY

EVENTS:
2015 L’undicesima ora, cur. Denis Isaia for galleriaarrivada, Verona Art Fair VERONA/ITALY

PRESS APPEARANCES:
2014, Pump Up the Jam, solo show, Fortino Edition catalougue, ITALY
2012, Panorama 04, new art in southtirol, ALTO ADIGE/ITALY
2012,Artissima Lido, catalogue, Charte Blanche special editions, ITALY
2011, Officina Italia, Nuova creatività italiana, Mazzotta catalougue, ITALY
2010, Videoreport Italia, catalougue, ITALY
2009, Tower to the people, Museion at Eurac Tower catalougue, ITALY
2008,"artist Jacopo Candotti", Flash art, October November, ITALY
2008, "Jacopo Candotti" Flash art, April-May,ITALY
2008, "Jacopo Candotti" Flash art, February-March,ITALY
2007, "Invisible Miracles", Mousse catalougue, March, ITALY
2007, "Work", art in progress, n.20, young Italian art, ITALY


2015, "NJ interiors", TeLaDoIoFirenze, http://www.teladoiofirenze.it/design-2/nj-interior
s-nascono-a-firenze-le-sculture-funzionali-di-nico
le-e-jacopo/, october, Florence/Italy
2015, "design handle",Frizzi Frizzi, http://www.frizzifrizzi.it/2015/11/27/nj-interiors
-quando-la-maniglia-di-una-porta-diventa-una-scult
ura/, november, Italy
2015, "sculture funzionali", Social Design Magazine, http://socialdesignmagazine.com/mag/blog/design/le
-sculture-funzionali-di-nj-interiors-nuovo-laborat
orio-creativo-homemade/, november, Italy
2015, "handle and knobs", Fine to Design, http://www.finetodesign.com/2015/12/maniglie-e-pom
oli-unavventura-nelluniverso-delle-forme/, december, Italy
2015, "sculptural handle", Homecrux, http://www.homecrux.com/2015/12/03/39029/nj-interi
ors-gives-sculptural-makeover-to-ordinary-door-han
dles.html, december, India

BOOKS:
2007, "Work", art in progress, n.20, young Italian art, ITALY

LANGUAGE SKILLS:
Italian, Native
German, Advanced
English, Advanced

COMPUTER LITERACY:
Adobe Illustrator, Advanced
Adobe Photoshop, Advanced
Adobe In Design, Advanced

COURSES, SEMINARS AND WORKSHOPS::
2009,workshop for kids 9-11 at Sommer Lab, Museion, BOLZANO/ITALY
2011,workshop at Giovanni Pascoli high school, BOLZANO/ITALY

SYMPOSIUMS AND ACADEMIC CONFERENCES::
2000, Symposium at Sommer Academy of Salzburg, SALZBURG/AUSTRIA
2002, Symposium at Sommer Academy of Salzburg, SALZBURG/AUSTRIA

COLLECTIONS:
2009, Antonio Dalle Nogare Collection, BOLZANO/ITALY
2010, Sparkasse Bank, BOLZANO/ITALY
2015, Fondazione Domus, VERONA/ITALY

HOBBIES:
Boxe

CLIENTELE:
2006-2016 My client are Institutions, private collectors and School

WEB SITE:
www.nj-interiors.it

PORTFOLIO URL:
http://www.nj-interiors.it/shop/

REGISTRATION DATE:
2015-12-10 17:08:59

COUNTRY:
Italy

ACCOUNT TYPE:
Professional

Awards received by NJ interiors


Prisma Oro Door Handle

Bronze A' Design Award Winner for Furniture Accessories, Hardware and Materials Design Category in 2015
Nicole Valenti & Jacopo Candotti for Nj Interiors

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