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jan 26, 2009

fortunato depero museum

advertising wooden sculpture for campari, 1926 image © designboom

for the centenary of futurism the galleria-museo depero (now called house museum) reopened on 17 january 2009 and became an integral part of the museo d’arte moderna e contemporanea di trento e rovereto (mart). designboom visited the house and viewed the exhibition.

depero house museum by fortunato depero (italian futurist designer, 1892-1960) the idea of the ‘house museum’ was born in 1957, with an agreement stipulated between depero and the rovereto town council. depero pledged to bequeath his artistic production to the town, while the latter undertook to convert a house in the town centre – the former site of the municipal pawn shop – into a permanent exhibition site for the futurist master’s works. the building is located in the heart of medieval rovereto and creates a sort of stimulating contrast. a new exposition was inaugurated featuring representative objects from the casa d´arte futurista. circa 3000 objects left by the artist to the city, including paintings, drawings, cloth and boxwood inlays, collages, posters and playbills, furniture, toys and applied art products are all displayed.

campari soda bottle design by fortunato depero, 1932 image © designboom

logo design of fortunato depero’s studio, 1892

‘the chair’s party’ cloth tarsia by fortunato depero, 1927

detail of ‘the chair’s party’ cloth tarsia by fortunato depero, 1927

drawings of chairs, 1927 image © designboom

chair by fortunato depero, 1927 image © designboom

logo design of ‘casa d’arte futurista / futurist art house (artist at work), 1921

armchair by fortunato depero, 1927 image © designboom

table and chair by fortunato depero, fish inlay, 1938 image © designboom

stools and bench by fortunato depero, 1957-1959 image © designboom

close-up on cushions image © designboom

table and chairs by fortunato depero, 1962 image © designboom

spider cushions image © designboom

we uploaded a full snapshot gallery on depero’s amazing work and new museum: HERE

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