Curated by Nilufar founder Nina Yashar, the first includes historic furniture design by Gio Ponti, BBPR, Joaquim Tenreiro, and others, alongside new, avant-garde pieces by Martino Gamper, Bethan Laura Wood, and Analogia Projects. Yashar treats each piece like a museum artefact, arranging them in dialogue with one another across striking moquette rugs from Besana Carpet Lab in the airport’s main hall.
The second exhibition sits next door in Spazio Esso, the airport’s fuel distributor. Here Yashar and ArtHub have curated potted works by Sin Ying Cassandra Ho – chic ceramic pieces that fuse Chinese decoration with contemporary motifs across unusually bulbous silhouettes.
Above all, visitors can enjoy the 100-year-old architecture. A treasured relic dating to 1926, Nicelli hosts 7,000 private flights annually and connects to Giardini della Biennale in just 10 minutes.