A luminous career, lasting over 60 years, marked by works (and around forty awards and honours) which shaped the history of design with their sense of joy and a fusion of elegance and simplicity. Milanese and raised in a family of architects, Magistretti started his career in the studio of his father Pier Giulio, an architect. Between 1949 and 1959, in the reconstruction period of Post-War Milan, his name was connected, above all, with the construction sector. A genius of Italian creativity, architect, urbanist and industrial designer, Vico Magistretti is most loved for his attention given to homes and living and his subsequent creations. Among these is the Carimate chair, the first work that bears the name of Magistretti as a designer, at the start of the 1960s, the simple technology of the Dalù lamp, named after his old dachshund and the famed Eclisse, designed in 1965 and winner of the Compasso d’Oro Prize. His achievements also include innovative intuitions like the first plastic chair in the world or the first fully-padded bed designs. Today, his design works enrich the permanent collections of the MoMA in New York, the Victoria & Albert Museum in London, the Die Neue Sammlung in Munich and other institutions in the Americas and Europe.
Jean Paul Gautier Fashion Freak Show, 50 years of Pop culture through the eyes of fashion's enfant terrible. An entertaining show that combines music and fashion and tells the story of Gautier's sensational life against the backdrop of the most decisive political and cultural changes of his generation.
For the first time, Palazzo Reale celebrates the talent of Giuseppe De Nittis in a monographic exhibition by exhibiting around 90 paintings, including oils and pastels, from the main public and private collections, both Italian and foreign.
The exhibition retraces the main stages of the career of one of the female protagonists of the artistic avant-garde of the second half of the twentieth century - Dadamaino - from 1959 to her death, presented through 80 works distributed along the entire route of the Museum.
Giovan Battista Moroni and His Time on Display at the Gallerie d'Italia
The exhibition is dedicated to a great Lombard artist of the sixteenth century, the Bergamo painter Giovanni Battista Moroni, famous for his portraits in which he demonstrated an extraordinary modernity.