Museo Novecento – Rinascimento +

Crisalide di Sole is the award designed and realized by Maria Sole Ferragamo. The chrysalis encloses the original form within its womb, to make it fly again. Creativity can bring beauty back to life with every human season, beauty which will always take on new forms and other colors, in ever-changing materials and languages. This is the meaning of the“+” sign added to the magic word Rinascimento, which thus manifests itself in its deepest meaning, that of life-giving spirit, of perennial evolution, metamorphosis, and reincarnation.

In Crisalide di Sole, the Rinascimento is not that dream petrified in an unrepeatable past. That desire for beauty, for transcendence, for cosmic harmony lives always and is always reborn. The concept of Rinascimento, of rebirth, gives a future to the fragile memory of the individual: to be born again, to make things happen again, while pursuing, every day, harmony and variety. Nature provides us with an extraordinary example of this process in the evolutionary cycle of butterflies. From caterpillar to chrysalis, from chrysalis to butterfly. Of these three, the most static but at the same time the most innovative element, the one that generates and creates, is the chrysalis. Inside it, the whole history of the caterpillar and all the desire of the butterfly coexist. Crisalide di Soleis composed of an external volume, apparently static and rigid, protecting a crystal sphere placed inside it. The sphere enclosed within the leather of the casing reflects ever new geometric shapes to the eyes of those who observe it. The chrysalis, for MariaSole, is also the collector, who draws on great examples of the past to support and protect today’s art and to encourage the art of the future. The realization of this work in upcycled leather, crystal, metal, and marble has seen the contribution of Florentine excellences, such as Horme andAccoppiature Mistral for the leather casing, Leofrance and Cristalleria Nuova Cev, as well as the contribution of graphic designer Dania Menafra