When Camper enlists the assistance of Benedetta Tagliabue, she obliges by creating spaces as luminous as the Mediterranean, furnished with disconcerting volumes whose forms, we suddenly realise, are vaguely reminiscent of shoe shapes. Her materials are simple, her lines organic, and her intentions bold. Benedetta Tagliabue takes the creative, vital essence of Camper and combines it with her audacious designs to create truly memorable spaces.
About Benedetta Tagliabue
Benedetta Tagliabue's unique style has brought her international renown. She earned a degree in Architecture from the University Institute of Architecture of Venice (IUAV), in 1989. In 1991 she went into partnership with Enric Miralles, an architect from Barcelona known for the visual tension of his work, and founded a new studio called Miralles Tagliabue EMBT. After Miralles passed away, Tagliabue continued their work and remained true to their signature style, completing internationally acclaimed projects such as the Scottish Parliament building in Edinburgh, Utrecht Town Hall, the Hafencity port district in Hamburg, the Spanish Pavilion for Expo 2010 Shanghai, and the Mercat de Santa Caterina in Barcelona. This architect is a visiting professor at Harvard University, Columbia University and the University School of Architecture of Barcelona (ETSAB), and the recipient of distinctions such as the RIBA (Royal Institute of British Architects) Stirling Prize for Best Building, the RIBA Fellowship in 2009, and the RIBA Jencks Award in 2013. In 2004 she received an Honorary Doctor of Arts degree from Napier University in Edinburgh, Scotland. Her work has been exhibited at the MoMA, the Centre Pompidou and the Venice Biennale.