Triennale di Milano celebrates its 100th anniversary with the motto “The future has never been so present” and, on the occasion of the Milano Design Week, inaugurates the new Exhibition of the Design Museum curated by Marco Sammicheli (with the installation by Paolo Giacomazzi) which, on an area of over 1300 square meters, will be visible for the next two years.
The story of these “100 years of radical experimentation” unfolds through a “river of objects” interrupted by complete settings (generous donations from private families) dining rooms, studios, author’s offices perfectly preserved.
Not only does the time span of the selected products expand (compared to the previous exhibition, there are now objects designed from 1923 – the year the Triennale was founded – to today) but production sectors also enter the exhibition that had not previously been included, for example fashion, transport, communication.
In short, it should be emphasized that design is not only synonymous with furniture: alongside the historical icons that have made made in Italy design famous, there are also photos, graphics, art works, pieces of the domestic landscape from the recent past such as the Schiscetta by Caimi Brevetti, some precious rarities such as the clothes designed by Lucio Fontana, the legendary Vespa, Lambretta and 500 that characterized the years of the economic boom, the first huge Olivetti computers, up to the head of the TBM exhibited outside the museum, the enormous mechanical mole used to build the new Blue Line of the Milano Metro.
The Design Platform acts as a corollary to the 100 years exhibition with temporary exhibitions, including a tribute to Fernando Campana.