"… Is it possible to stretch a line between the standard, the popular, the duplicated and the unique? Can the basic live with the elaborate, the common with the rare? The everyday is not necessarily about repetition and routine: it can be magical!"
In 2003 designer Maurizio Galante teamed up with trend forecast analyst and designer Tal Lancman, to form INTERWARE. Their crossover vision transverses the different design disciplines, from fashion to furniture, interiors, lights, food, architecture and gardening. As the duo moves freely between disciplines, they revisit domains equipped with new understandings, insights and observations.
The process results in a multi-faceted concept, with a subtle balance between the pragmatic and the irrational. The team follows all steps of design and production, from trend research, to all aspects of marketing, including definition of brand image, strategy, communication, packaging, and presentation.
Maurizio Galante and Tal Lancman have curated several design exhibitions, and in 2003 have been assigned design curators for MUDAM, Museum of Modern Art Grand–Duc Jean, Luxembourg, conceptualizing and collaborating on content selection for the museum's store and restaurant, researching and collaborating with artists, designers, and artisans, and developing installations for special events.
Maurizio Galante and Tal Lancman have presented their work and installations at Carnavalet Museum, Paris, France / Dongdaemun, Design Palace, Seoul, South Korea / Centre Pompidou, Paris, France / The Fondation Cartier pour l'art contemporain, Paris, France / Galleria del Costume at Palazzo Pitti, Florence / Institut du monde arabe, Paris, France / Kyoto Costume Institute, National Museum of Modern Art, Kyoto, Japan / MOMA Museum of Modern Art Grand-Duc Jean, Luxembourg / Mobilier National, Paris, France / Museum of Decorative Arts, Paris, France / Musée d'Art et d'Industrie, Saint-Etienne, France / Wurttembergisher Kunstverein Museum, Stuttgart, Germany / Triennale Design Museum, Milan, Italy / Eretz Israel Museum, Tel Aviv, Israel / Palazzo Biscari, Sicily, Italy / Palermo botanical garden, Sicily, Italy / Pitti Immagine, Palazzo Pitti, Florence, Italy / Victoria and Albert Museum, London, England.
A retrospective exhibition "MAURIZIO GALANTE & TAL LANCMAN", Transversal Design" was presented at Saint Etienne's museum of art and industry, Triennale Design museum in Milan, Sao Paulo Design Week, Beijing Design Week, and MUDAM Museum of Modern Art Grand-Duc Jean, Luxembourg.