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model maker giovanni sacchi archive
oct 21, 2009
model maker giovanni sacchi archive


wooden models of ‘la conica’ and ‘la cupola’ espresso makers, executed by giovanni sacchi
and designed by aldo rossi for alessi

dedicated to the famous italian model-maker, the giovanni sacchi archive will be inaugurated
this friday, october 23, 2009.

giovanni sacchi archive
via granelli 1, 20099
sesto san giovanni, milano
opening hours monday to friday from 2:00 PM to 5:30 PM,
guided tours by appointment.

giovanni sacchi’s model-making workshop was an important point of reference for many
italian master designers and architects including, aldo rossi, vico magistretti, enzo mari,
achille castiglioni, ettore sottsass and marco zanuso.



models and prototypes by sacchi

sacchi translated the drawings of architects and designers into three-dimensional objects.
product development is a long process, models after models are built before the final prototype
is approached. therefore the display of such artifacts and relative documents are of interest for
those who study the history of industrial design and architecture.



models and prototypes by sacchi

the archive contains an extensive amount of material (models, products, drawings, photographs,
documents, equipment and tools) from the giovanni sacchi workshop, which was active through
1997 and originally located in via sirtori in the city center of milan.

the archive of giovanni sacchi’s model-making workshop has currently a collection of
67 architectural models, 366 models, prototypes and phases in the development of design objects,
8000 drawings, 110 products, and approximately 9000 photographs and films. in addition,
250 folders of documents (descriptions, letters, bills etc.) and a large number of tools, machines
and equipment for mechanical processing and woodworking.



tools

an entire working environment has been reconstructed for educational purposes,
completed by an area equipped with new machinery where it will be possible to organize
model-making workshops with teachers, students and professionals.



a view into the archive



giovanni sacchi
may, 2003
images © designboom



model maker giovanni sacchi (1913-2005), architect and designer achille castiglioni (1918-2002),
and augusto morello (1928–2002 ) president of the milan triennale
image © designboom



giovanni sacchi working

the giovanni sacchi archive is funded by the city of sesto san giovanni (milan, italy)
and the ISEC foundation, with a contribution of the CARIPLO foundation.
curatorship and scientific direction: fondazione ISEC, alberto bassi, fiorella bulegato,
lodovico gualzetti and stefano mazzoni.
exhibition design by magutdesign.
sponsorship contributions by archive-museum alessi and museum kartell.

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