- April 8, 2014
The seventh edition of the Triennale Design Museum focuses its attention on the topic of self-production differently declined and approached in three crucial periods in history: the thirties, the seventies and the zero years.
The idea at the base of the design is that the years of economic crisis could be considered particularly favorable to the stimulus of design creativity: from the origins of Italian design in the thirties, when Italian great designers have made exemplary works, to production districts (born in the seventies in small geographic areas between wealth of knowledge and excellence, based on local traditions and direct availability of raw materials) until the cutting edge forms of production and autonomy.
A multifaceted selection of about 600 works by authors including Fortunato Depero, Bice Lazzari, Fausto Melotti, Carlo Mollino, Franco Albini, Gio Ponti, Antonia Campi, Renata Bonfanti, Salvatore Ferragamo, Piero Fornasetti, Bruno Munari, Alessandro Mendini, Gaetano Pesce, Ettore Sottsass, Enzo Mari, Andrea Branzi, Ugo La Pietra until Martino Gamper, Formafantasma, Nucleo, Lorenzo Damiani, Paolo Ulian, Massimiliano Adami.
Concept and Direction: Silvana Annicchiarico
Scientific curator: Beppe Finessi
Exhibition design: Philippe Nigro
Grafic design: Italo Lupi
Italian Design Beyond the Crisis Autarky, Austerity, Autonomy @ Triennale di Milano, Viale Alemagna 6