Refinement Cultivated for Connoisseurs

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The global home décor brand The Home of the Traveler’ hosted an exclusive art exhibition by Italian artist and sculptor Simona Bocchi in association with the Embassy of Italy, at their flagship store. Symbolising a refinement cultivated for connoisseurs who seek beauty and art in the spaces they inhabit.

Simona Boochi with JJ Valaya
Simona Bocchi with JJ Valaya

Ace Fashion Designer Mr. JJ Valaya, also Director of The Home of The Traveler said, “The more we travelled and found ourselves inspired by culture, art and architecture belonging to different parts of the world, the stronger grew our desire to bring the most exquisite offerings to your doorsteps in one cohesive space. Housed within the flagship store is MORE@THT, a space dedicated to showcasing outstanding talent and unique craftsmanship. More is an acronym for Moving, Original, Resourceful & Experimental, all being virtues found in our special exhibitions and shows.”

Simona Bocchi at More@THT
Simona Bocchi at More@THT

The exhibition showcased the contemporary sculptor’s works in wide range of materials including carrara marble, bronze and jute was an extension of that vision. Originally from Monza Italy, Simona Bocchi is a specialist in contemporary sculpture; she has made Udaipur her home for the past 4 years working with numerous local and national level craftsmen specializing in marble carving and inlay work learning from their techniques whilst teaching new methods of sculpting.

EARTH 2011 - Marble Inlay and Gold Leaves
EARTH 2011 – Marble Inlay and Gold Leaves
KUNDALINI 2007 - Bronze and Marble
KUNDALINI 2007 – Bronze and Marble

Ms. Bocchi has played a vital role as a resource person for Rang 2011, a yearly event held before Holika Dahan supported by The Maharana of Mewar Charitable Foundation in Udaipur. In her work Simona aims to combine respect for tradition with a hint of modernity where Indian elements symbols and taste meet western culture. Commissioned by H.H Prince Albert of Monaco, she created a trophy that was offered as a mark of distinction to former Formula 1 Champion Michael Schumacher.

By: Team FMW

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