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Magistretti Revisited
18.05.2021 / 24.02.2022

Fondazione studio museo Vico Magistretti reopens to the public and presents the exhibition
Magistretti Revisited.

As in a game of nested Chinese boxes, the exhibition narrates Vico’s work as an architect and designer, his Milanese studio and his bond with the city.

The first box is Milan, a city much loved and at the same time severely criticized, a city he saw through the window of his studio.
The second box is the studio where Vico worked throughout his life, with Franco Montella by his side; a studio so small that it constantly amazes visitors, but one that also narrates a working method precisely through its size.
The third box contains the archive of sixty years of projects, now open to all thanks to the portal; the archive is below the studio, and supports it (not just physically), giving it stories (of products and manufacturers, buildings and clients) that become words and pathways in the exhibitions, the guided visits and the books.

Milan, the studio and the archive are illustrated through interviews, notes, drawings and objects of Magistretti, in an installation that is an attempt at synthesis between philological reconstruction and reinterpretation of the original atmosphere of the place where Vico and Franco Montella spent their days, thanks to the recovery of the original furnishings of the studio.

Along this path of recollection, visitors are accompanied by Magistretti’s words (taken from interviews, notes, project descriptions) presented as enlargements of the pages on which he worked, as if the exhibit itself were a large, immersive notebook.

The exhibition will be open to the public (max 5 visitors at the same time) with the usual times, but the visit will be ONLY BY RESERVATION.

Today you can’t visit the exhibition together with friends, colleagues, or with school and university mates. For all those who don’t want to give up visiting it in group, we have designed an online guided tour able to narrate the intertwining stories of people, places, projects that you can discover in the onsite guided tour of the studio museum. 


Exhibition curated by
Rosanna Pavoni with Margherita Pellino

Exhibit design by
Valentina Cerra, Chiara Corbani with Luca Poncellini

Graphic Design by

Opening video by

In memory of Claudio Campeggi

FaLang translation system by Faboba