The Vico Magistretti studio museum foundation was set up in January 2010.
This is an equity foundation organised and headed by Susanna Magistretti, the architect’s daughter, which the Triennale Design Museum of Milan belongs to as the official founder and also Artemide, De Padova, Flou, Oluce and Schiffini in the role of founders.
The foundation’s main organisms are the Board of Directors and Scientific Committee.
The foundation sets out to safeguard and enhance the archive and with it Vico Magistretti’s work, but, above all, it aims to be “a permanent non-profit institute serving society and its development, open to the public, which carries out research into tangible relics of man and his environment, acquiring, conserving, communicating and exhibiting them for the purposes of study, education and pleasure”, thereby conforming to the definition of a museum set down by the International Council of Museums (ICOM).
More specifically, the foundation aims to serve the general public by displaying not just artefacts designed by the architect but also the design process which led to their creation through archive documents.
Lastly, the museum sets out to promote Italian architecture and design, both nationally and internationally, by working in conjunction with other facilities on the Milan circuit, first and foremost the Triennale di Milano.