All of the 1900s at the Triennale Design Museum

All of the 1900s at the Triennale Design Museum
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From the Lambretta to the Lettera 22, from the Panda to the Tratto-Pen. The “stories” of Italian design are lined up at the Triennale Design Museum along a row of window displays, rough-hewn cement walls, neon writing and coloured cubes with the scent of the styles that filled Italian homes, celebrating the cult and evolution of Made in Italy. Within this space, framed in five distinct periods and told through five distinct themes - Geography, Communication, Politics, Technology and Economics - 180 icons of Italian design that conduct visitors at the Eleventh Edition of the Triennale Design Museum on a journey among the most emblematic projects and pieces of the XX Century. An itinerary that remains relevant, with a look at the present and a special focus on the theme of the distribution and marketing of products. Storie. Il Design Italiano is an impassioned leap into the 1900s, covering the period from 1902 to 1998, including the Vespa and the coffee machine by Gio Ponti, the historic Graziella bicycle and the Ciao motor-scooter. The exhibition also opens an interesting debate over which pieces should be included in a Museum of Design and what should be considered an “icon”.
Samantha De Martin - © 2018 ARTE.it for Bulgari Hotel Milano