images courtesy of corraini editori

achille castiglioni: design! was the title of an exhibition at the moma (museum of modern art) in new york in 1997. the concept was developed by paola antonelli, curator of the museum’s department of architecture and design. only few people really enjoy reading exhibition wall texts, to catch people’s attention she preferred to use images, the most universal of all languages, instead of much-dreaded curatorial texts. so she called her friend steven guarnaccia, illustrator and designer, to draw a picture for almost each of the 120 objects on show. his witty illustrations condensed in a few knowing lines the design story behind each object. here is a preview of a book document edited by corraini editori, december 2000.