The outdoor museum is a sort of extension of Fondazione studio museum Vico Magistretti in the Milan area. It consists in two different tours, which allow visitors to come into contact with Magistretti work.
Fondazione Magistretti doesn't organise guided visits to the two tours.
In the studio museum is available the guide to the architectural tour Architecture in Milan with abstracts about each building and directions to get there.
The design itinerary hasn't any guide, information about the showrooms around the foundation can be found on this page.
It is a tour of 14 of the most important buildings designed by Vico Magistretti in Milan.
The buildings were chosen based on how accessible they are by means of public transport and, more specifically, follows the tracks of the three underground railway lines currently in operation, “the only modern thing – as Magistretti used to say as a dig – there is in Milan”.
The selection has obviously resulted in the exclusion of certain works, which are most certainly an important part of the architect’s curriculum in a career which lasted over 50 years. Nevertheless, the buildings chosen provide a sufficiently exhaustive review – from a thematic, technical and poetic viewpoint – of the substance and distinctiveness of all the work carried out in Milan by Magistretti, in the name of “professionalism capable of turning into culture”, as his maestro and mentor Ernesto N. Rogers had hoped.
It consists in a tour around the four showrooms of the companies (Artemide, De Padova, Flou, Schiffini) which joined Fondazione Vico Magistretti.
This part of the outdoor museum is the completion of the visit to the studio museum, because of the close connection between the design culture and the entrepreneurial culture.
In the showrooms the visitor has the opportunity to face the outcome of the design process that is represented in the studio museum through the archival documents. The design tour allows visitors to have a look to some objects designed by Magistretti like beds, kitchens, tables that cannot be exposed in the small studio museum.
Artemide in corso Monforte 19
De Padova in corso Venezia 14
Flou in viale Regina Margherita 10/12
Schiffini in via Visconti di Modrone angolo via Passione
Tower blocks in the Gallaratese neighbourhood
Santa Maria Nascente church in the QT8 neighbourhood
Office and housing building in via Leopardi
Tower in the Sempione Park
Housing in via Santa Marta
Office building in corso Europa
Office and housing building in via Conservatorio
“Modena” film theatre and housing in via San Gregorio
Biology Department at Milan University
Office, retail and housing building in piazza San Marco
Retail and housing building and Ellem pharmaceutical laboratory in corso di Porta Ticinese
Housing in piazzale Aquileia
MM Famagosta depot
Housing in corso di Porta Romana