The Venice Project | Lori Weitzner


In April, 2022, Lori debuted her Ode to Color® exhibit at the celebrated Venice Biennale. Conceived as an immersive, cross-sensory experience, Lori installed ten translucent boxes containing mixed materials, both natural and man-made, that evoked the essence of each color world in three dimensions. In addition, she paired each color world with original musical compositions, as well as specially designed scents that further elucidated their aura and resonance. The installation invited visitors to experience color with multiple senses and to reflect upon those that were most personally impactful.


23 April - 27 November 2022


European Cultural Centre (ECC)
Palazzo Mora
Strada Nova 3659
30121 Venice, Italy

The Venice Project | Lori Weitzner


Smell is the oldest of our senses. It is intertwined, biologically, with the emotion and memory centers of our brains as part of the limbic system, giving smell a uniquely powerful hold on us. Science tells us that that the scents of our childhood – your mother’s perfume, fresh cut grass, clean laundry, log fires – evoke the most vivid memories and emotions. Surrounding ourselves with these beloved fragrances is a simple, impactful way to improve our moods and create a sense of well-being.

Each fragrance in the Ode to Color exhibition has been designed to capture the personality of each color world.

The Venice Project | Lori Weitzner
Fragrant Woods has notes of patchouli, fig, violet leaves and sandalwood
Earthly has notes of pink pepper, incense, sandalwood and oud
Night Shadows has notes of cedarwood, musk, oud and sandalwood
Whisper has notes of hazelnut, coconut, vanilla and lavender
Waterside has notes of lemon, bergamot, tea, and lily
Alchemy has notes of toffee, saffron, oud and cedarwood
Out Loud has notes of lemon, sage, clearwood and orris
At Ease has notes of coconut, lotus, tiare and gardenia
Silverlight has notes of elemi, violet, sandalwood and clearwood
Garden Party has notes of geranium, hydrangea, lemon and bergamot


The personalities of these color worlds traverse the senses. We can hear, taste and smell these worlds, as well as see them.
Click below to experience these color worlds in sound.

Special musical compositions complementing the exhibition were created by...

JASON SCOTT MEYERS of San Anselmo, California

MIKEY ENTWRIGHT of Boston, Massachusetts

The Venice Project | Lori Weitzner


This exhibition could not have happened without the generous support of her sponsors, Artistic Tile, Hunter Douglas, Pollack / Weitzner, and Samuel & Sons, all of whom are steeped in the world of making products that enhance our environments.


Sara Danieli, Bérénice Freytag, Yuki Gómez Asami, Vittoria Mastrolilli, Lucia Pedrana, Claudia Piovan, Valeria Romagnini, Micaela Skerl, Suzanne van der Borg, Elena Volpato, Katerina Zachou

Ode to Color is a registered trademark of Lori Weitzner Design Inc.