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100 years of Vico Magistretti in New York
27.02/31.03.2020 - Italian Cultural Institute of New York

Fondazione Vico Magistretti and the Italian Cultural Institute of New York present the third edition of the travelling exhibition which celebrates - through drawings, photographs, videos and products - the centenary of Vico Magistretti’s birth.

Through drawings, plans and photographs, the exhibition retraces the 60 years of the career of Vico Magistretti: from the most famous projects to those less well known, works of architecture to products that have entered thousands of homes around the world. The exhibition is composed by the two souls, inextricably linked to each other, of Magistretti and his work: on the one hand architecture with drawings, photographs, project reports of houses and buildings, on the other hand design with sketches and catalogues of many products that have become icons of Italian Design.

On the one hand there is the story of an architecture that is strongly anchored to the urban fabric and the territory - also understood as a historical and cultural context - that has reached levels of excellence not only in defining form and space but above all in having shown particular attention for materials and construction details. 
On the other hand, the section dedicated to design captures the result of historical professional relationships of Vico Magistretti with some of the most important design companies (including Artemide, Cassina, De Padova, Flou, Oluce, Schiffini, who are also partners of the Foundation) over a span of over fifty years, during which he designed some of the most significant objects in the production of standard furniture: chairs, lamps, tables, beds, kitchens, wardrobes, bookcases, objects redesigned in use and shapes, through that elegant game of typological redesign that has always been his signature.

Exhibition curated by Rosanna Pavoni and Margherita Pellino with Maria Vittoria Capitanucci
Graphic design by Bunker 
Exhibition design by Matteo Milani and Francesca Cigola
In partnership with Artemide, Cassina, De Padova, Flou, Oluce and Schiffini

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