Austerity, Autarchy, and Self-Production @ Salone Milan 2014

Austerity, Autarchy, and Self-Production @ Salone Milan 2014


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ThisVII Triennale Design Museum interpretation of a museum-in-progress is devoted to “Austerity, Autarchy, and Self-production” – looks at how the Italian interior design community has dealt with the dominant theme of recession in recent decades, and how they had done in the past in the 1930s and 1970s and the 2000’s.

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The idea at the base of the design is that the years of economic crisis could be considered particularly favorable to the stimulus of design creativity: from the origins of Italian design in the thirties, when Italian great designers have made exemplary works, to production districts (born in the seventies in small geographic areas between wealth of knowledge and excellence, based on local traditions and direct availability of raw materials) until the cutting edge forms of production and autonomy.

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The exhibition is a multifaceted selection of about 600 works by authors including those by Fortunato Depero, Bice Lazzari, Fausto Melotti, Carlo Mollino, Franco Albini, Gio Ponti, Antonia Campi, Renata Bonfanti, Salvatore Ferragamo, Piero Fornasetti, Bruno Munari, Alessandro Mendini, Gaetano Pesce, Ettore Sottsass, Enzo Mari, Andrea Branzi, Ugo La Pietra until Martino Gamper, Formafantasma, Nucleo, Lorenzo Damiani, Paolo Ulian, Massimiliano Adami




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Concept and Direction: Silvana Annicchiarico
Scientific curator: Beppe Finessi
Exhibition design: Philippe Nigro
Grafic design: Italo Lupi
Catalogue : Corraini Edizioni

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