Giovanni Levanti

"The human candor"

Insight and vision as a premise of the project, method and discovery as essential components of the design. What Giovanni Levanti created for Palazzo Agliati is an exhibition in five scenes: "The landscape and the positioning (GPS series)", "It looks like a cat"; The human candor", "Domestic Stability" and "The equipment".


Campeggi Diamantini-e-Domeniconi


He was born in Palermo in 1956 and, in 1983, he graduated in Architecture at the University of Palermo. The following year he moved to Milan in order to achieve a Master degree in Industrial Design at the Domus Academy and soon started to collaborate with Andrea Branzi. In 1991, Levanti gave birth to his own architecture firm and his work received immediate recognition: his projects are included in the catalogues of prestigious brands such us Cassina and Edra. From the long collaboration with the Campeggi firm, Levanti starts an intensive investigation on the renewal of the home comfort concept: his method, developed between intuition and rigor, is defined as individualistic and an individual work by architect Alessandro Mendini. This work of research is manifested through the use of multiple languages: drawing, painting, sculpture, photography. Levanti’s objects, projects and drawings were selected for prestigious international exhibitions and became part of the Permanent Collection of Italian Design at the Triennale of Milan, of the Design Collection at the Museum of Fine Arts in Montreal and of the Design Collection of the National Museum of Modern Art at the Centre Pompidou in Paris. In 2000, in Frankfurt, Levanti won the Design Plus Prize award and, the following year, the Compasso d’Oro award.