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One of the highlights that definitely came out of the XXII International Exhibition of La Triennale di Milano was the opening of the Triennale Museum of Italian Design, which essentially consists of a museum which pays tribute to some of the best accomplishments that Italian Design has ever achieved.
The Triennale Museum of Italian Design has been inaugurated April 9th at Milan’s Palazzo dell’Arte, being set at the ground floor of the Triennale’s existing building. Inside this wonderful museum of Italian Design, you will find a selection of many of the most iconic and representative furniture pieces of Italian design. This style of tribute is opened for the first time in a permanent exhibition that you can now visit in Milan city.
Among many of the works of design and architecture made by some of the best legends of Italian design, you can enumerate names such as Paola Antonelli, Andrea Branzi, Mario Bellini, Antonio Citterio, Michele De Lucchi, Piero Lissoni, Claudio Luti, Fabio Novembre, and also Patricia Urquiola. These designers who were either born in or lived in Italy are still seen today as some of the top names that have marked Italian design as we know it. You will be able to see some of the most marking pieces from 1946 to 1981, among them Ettore Sottsass’ “Carlton” Room Divider, and of course, Gio Ponti’s Superleggera chair.
Inside the exhibition, by the Triennale Museum of Italian Design, you will be able to witness a linear display which shows these exquisite and marking pieces of furniture in chronological order of appearance and also provides a relevant insight into each of the works’ history, creative period and context in which they were all designed. It’s estimated that within this institution you will be able to see a 1,600 piece collection.
There have been reports of plans to expand the already existing collection and the museum itself. Among those plans for the Triennale Museum of Italian Design an international design competition is included, allegedly set to be launched in May 2019.