triennale design museum 2010
 
triennale design museum 2010
mar 29, 2010

triennale design museum 2010

a giant david sculpture image © designboom

answering the question ‘what is italian design?’, the triennale design museum presents a new interpretation with  the 3rd edition of annually changing design exhibitions. entitled ‘quali cose siamo’ (things in us), the show has been curated by alessandro mendini (in collaboration with beatrice felis, elisa mendini) and runs from march 27, 2010 to february 27, 2011.

triennale design museum 2010 miniature models of ‘seggiolina’ chairs by ettore sottsass, designed during his memphis period,  miniature produced by vitra image © designboom

pierre charpin, the exhibition designer (in collaboration with julie pfligersdorffer, veronica wildgruber, joachim irou najou), succeeded in placing more than 700 objects on top of eight large platforms. these objects they range from architecture models, design products, craft pieces, art works, fashion garments, photography, to souvenirs and just things.

the impression is a general randomness of a flea market setting. puzzle that is never completed. there is no logic if not the logic of alchimia designer and editor-in-chief of domus magazine alessandro mendini.

triennale design museum 2010 an army of chairs, cork screws and saints image © designboom

 

triennale design museum 2010 image © designboom

triennale design museum 2010 image © designboom

triennale design museum 2010 pasta by car-designer giorgetto giugiaro image © designboom

triennale design museum 2010 tool to extrude the pasta by giorgetto giugiaro image © designboom

triennale design museum 2010 a view into the exhibition image © designboom

triennale design museum 2010 ‘2 piedi in 1 scarpa’ (2 feet in 1 shoe) sculpture, by franco raggi 1975 image © designboom

triennale design museum 2010 franco raggi and ettore sottsass in ‘2 piedi in 1 scarpa’ (2 feet in 1 shoe) sculpture image © designboom

triennale design museum 2010 a view into the exhibition, replica of a sculpture by artist umberto boccioni ‘unique forms of continuity in space’, 1913 image © designboom

triennale design museum 2010 ‘scarpe banali’ (banal shoes) by franco raggi image © designboom

triennale design museum 2010 a view into the exhibition image © designboom

triennale design museum 2010 ‘incia group’ by roberta mora, 1995 image © designboom

triennale design museum 2010 a view into the exhibition image © designboom

triennale design museum 2010 ‘sculture in ceramica’ ceramic scupltures by mattia bosco, 2010 ‘my table’ glasses by antonio citterio, 2005, ‘conversazione’ bowl by enzo mari, 2000 image © designboom

triennale design museum 2010 ‘sculture in ceramica’ ceramic scupltures by mattia bosco, 2010 ‘my table’ glasses by antonio citterio, 2005, ‘conversazione’ bowl by enzo mari, 2000 image © designboom

triennale design museum 2010 ‘autocostruzione’ by enzo mari, 1973 proposal for self-designing and building furniture image © designboom triennale design museum 2010 ‘autocostruzione’ by enzo mari image © designboom

triennale design museum 2010 E.T. by carlo rambaldi, 1982 image © designboom

triennale design museum 2010 ‘ape calessino’ by marco lambri, limited edition of 999 copies, 2007 image © designboom

triennale design museum 2010 giant replica of shoe by salvatore ferragamo image © designboom

the triennale design museum in milan tells and portrays the history of italian design from different perspectives, through different stories, interpretations, approaches. for its a permanent exhibition space, the triennale design museum started to question why an institution of such importance should limit itself to a simple and passive management of its resources (that is, an aesthetically line up of history’s design icons, a simple rotation of its design pieces). it could easily become a place for the shallow repetition of projects which have only recently gained new status within forms of mainstream trendiness. the museum of aims at being more innovative. usually one goes to a museum just once or twice. the purpose/  the challenge presented is to have visitors come back twice a year. hence the idea of a museum that should not be static, but a dynamic, able to renew itself constantly.

the first exhibition in 2007 was entitled ‘italian design’s seven obsessions’. 100 italian design objects set against films, created by film maker peter greenaway (exhibition design by architect italo rota). the second installation in 2009 was called ‘serie fuori serie’ and showed products manufactured in series and one-off pieces, curated by andrea branzi (exhibition design by architect and design office antonio citterio and partners). the museum is directed by silvana annicchiarico, who has been the curator of the permanent collection of italian design of the triennale for nine years. she is co-curator of all 3 shows.

triennale design museum 2010 curator alessandro mendini portrait © designboom

triennale design museum 2010

the triennale design museum has been a milan institution for 90 years and recently created a korean outpost. the museum is now opening a space in manhattan, in the venue that formerly housed ‘the museum of arts & design’ in new york (40 W 53rd  / across the street from MoMA). the new museum is slated to open in may 2010, just in time for the ICFF international contemporary furniture fair.

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