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Vico Magistretti - Traveling Archive
13.06 / 31.07.2014 - Italian Cultural Institute of Los Angeles

Traveling Archive, organised by the Italian Cultural Institute and Fondazione Vico Magistretti and on view at the IIC, takes an in-depth look at Magistretti’s creativity through his work with some of the most recognised Italian design companies (Artemide, De Padova, Flou, Oluce, Schiffini), shown through sketches, pictures, notes, letters and faxes, as well as a selection of his most important creations, including prototypes of the Selene and Gaudi chairs.

In addition, the Institute’s installation “recreates” his studio in Milan. This room, overlooking one of Milan’s piazzas, is the space in which Vico Magistretti worked during his entire career. The walls are covered by pin boards full of samples of his favorite paper materials, sketches drawn on newspaper pages, drawings made for him by his grandchildren, letters correspondence with friends and colleagues, and family photographs.

Thanks to this layout, the exhibition will follow a double path, one towards creativity, and the other one towards the origin and creation of the products.

The exhibition, curated by Rosanna Pavoni (director of the Vico Magistretti Foundation), and on-site curator Ilaria Mazzoleni (IM Studio MI/LA, SCI-Arc) is accompanied by a 40-minute interview, in Italian with English subtitles, where Vico Magistretti explains his theory on design.

Thanks to Artemide, De PadovaFlouOluce and Schiffini
Photos by Gloria Novi 

Click here to see the video

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