Sketches for designs, tempera on paper, but also painted doors and home furnishings. The concept of the avant-garde elaborated by Giacomo Balla can be explored at the Galleria Bottegantica with a selection of design projects and paintings from one of the most illustrious artistic figures of the 1900s. 60 years after the death of the master, signatory, along with Depero, at the start of 1915, of the Futurist Reconstruction of the Universe Manifesto, Milan pays homage to the artist from Turin, pioneer of modern design, with about 30 works - design projects and a selection of paintings - created between 1912 and 1930. Plates, rugs, pillows - successive to the publication of the 1915 Manifesto - greet visitors, offering a rare image of the painter that renewed the concept of the avant-garde, expanding it beyond the confines of painting and sculpture with his idea of “total art”. The exhibition retraces the years following 1910, when, after his adhesion to Futurism, the “abstractionist futurist”, as Balla described himself, went through a long and introverted period of experimentation with new styles and avant-garde content, creating a progressively unique artistic language.