I luoghi del progetto, at Triennale Milano

Circuito Lombardo Musei Design organizes three days of meetings and events entitled “I luoghi del progetto” at the Triennale, from 4 to 6 June

The three days at the Triennale, curated by Claudio Palvarini and Lodovico Gualzetti will include stories, projections and an exhibition. This event, organized by CS&L Consorzio Sociale in collaboration with Magutdesign, has the support of Regione Lombardia, the contribution of Fondazione Cariplo and the hospitality of Triennale Milano. The twenty-seven museums, archives and studio-museums belonging to the Circuito Lombardo Musei Design represent excellence in the field of industrial design.

Villa Borsani in Varedo, project by Osvaldo Borsani.

The circuit of Lombard design archives-museums at the Triennale

The protagonists of this large network are the archives-museums of the most important Lombard designers. Cesare Cattaneo, Origoni Steiner, Osvaldo Borsani, Piero Bottoni, Giovanni Sacchi, Gae Aulenti, Joe Colombo, Pierluigi Ghianda, Archivio Storico SDF – Museo SAME, Fondazione ISEC.

Gae Aulenti’s house and studio. Ph: Santi Caleca

The following associations: Giancarlo Iliprandi, Longaretti, AIAP – Associazione italiana design della comunicazione visiva. But also Foundations: Achille Castiglioni, Franco Albini, Studio Museo Vico Magistretti, Jacqueline Vodoz e Bruno Danese. Lastly, small and big museums such as MAC – Museo d’arte Contemporanea di Lissone, Museo della Macchina per Cucire, Museo della macchina da scrivere, Molteni Museum, MUMAC – Museo della Macchina per Caffè di Gruppo Cimbali, Museo Fratelli Cozzi, Museo Fisogni delle stazioni di servizio, Kartell Museo, Officina Rancilio 1926.

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Achille Castiglioni’s room, at Fondazione Achille Castiglioni

The impluvium, on the second floor of Triennale Milano, hosts the exhibition Un viaggio nel paese del design. 18 meters host images, photos, and texts analyzing different realities and their relationship with the territory.

Glass Cube, Museo Molteni, at Molteni & C’s headquarters

Unique design objects

Among the numerous appointments of this rich three-day event, there is the “Oggetti unici” series with speeches by 15 curators from the bodies belonging to the Circuit. Each curator shows and illustrates a sketch, a model, a prototype or an object of particular interest or importance. Among these, the cutlery set for airplanes from the Joe Colombo Archive, the Williams Curved 1 from Museo della Macchina da Scrivere, the 1960s prototype of a home coffee machine by Achille Castiglioni for La Cimbali, and the scale model of the 10 HP Universal tractor from 1948, which was a jewel of Italian industry, from SAME.

Albori hall at MUMAC. Ph: Matteo Valle

In addition to the talks, the spaces of the Agora will host the two “Design in video” evenings, with historic videos, interviews, corporate videos and advertisements. The last appointment of this cultural weekend is the presentation of the volume “Vogliamo ricostruire l’Italia,” created in April 2020 for the 75th anniversary of the Liberation, edited by Lodovico Gualzetti from Archivio Giovanni Sacchi: a collection of posters created by young creatives as a tribute to the designers, graphic designers and architects who served in the Resistance and suffered persecution.

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