21 November 2019
LIVING THE COUNTRY
Thursday 5 December 2019
3.00 pm – 7.00 pm
Congress Center Ville Ponti Varese
Villa Napoleonica, Piazza Litta 2 – Varese
In the center of Milan, facing the Conservatory of Music, next to the beautiful Santa Maria della Passione church, the studio where Vico Magistretti has worked for more than sixty years, is now a museum that narrates – through the projects of the architect-designer and his objects, through the spaces where he unleashed his creativity, through the views of the city from the windows – chapters of design culture, stories of innovation, tradition and production.
Those who enter the studio today immediately “meet” Magistretti (in a video montage of several interviews from the last ten years of his career: Vico talks about himself outlining a sort of familiar and professional autobiography; he speaks about the Milan he was born and have lived in, his friends, his colleagues, his idea of design, the lasting and fruitful relationships with the companies he has worked with over the decades of his extraordinarily intense design activity.
Fondazione studio museo Vico Magistretti was founded in 2010, after a long and necessary work of inventorying of the archive; founding members of the studio museum are the Triennale Design Museum, Artemide, De Padova, Flou, Schiffini and Oluce. Fondazione Magistretti works to safeguard and enhance the archive and the work of Vico and sets out to promote Italian design and architecture among national and international public.
Fondazione studio museo Vico Magistretti houses design and architecture exhibitions and organizes guided tours, talks and meetings on exhibitions’ themes as well as workshops and educational activities for elementary, junior high and high school students.
Tuesday 10/18 h
Thursday 14/20 h
Saturday 14/18 h entry by booking only
Entrance ticket 5 €