III Triennale Design Museum
The Things We Are
Director: Silvana Annicchiarico
Scientific Director: Alessandro Mendini
Exhibition design: Pierre Charpin
After having answered the question What is Italian Design? through the Seven Obsessions of Italian Design and Series, Off Series, starting from 27th March 2010 Triennale Design Museum presents a new interpretation of Italian design entitled The Things We Are.
Triennale Design Museum confirms its role as a dynamic museum, capable of being constantly renewed and providing visitors with unprecedented and diversified perspectives, viewpoints and approaches. It is an emotional and involving museum, a live organism capable of challenging its own approach, denying it and asking new questions.
Triennale Design Museum is directed by Silvana Annicchiarico and Alessandro Mendini is its scientific director.
The theoretical approach upon which the third interpretation by Triennale Design Museum is based is that Italy hosts a multifaceted and endless world characterised by invisible and unorthodox design, parallel to the world of institutional design.
The observation points is shifted on history and the stories originating from individual objects that, arranged sequentially, form a network of relations and connections, a multifaceted landscape liable to lead to unbalance and puzzlement, albeit rich in emotion and entertainment.
A selection of works by Masters, artists and young designers starts a dialogue with unexpected objects that initially do not seem to form a consistent set but in reality are not what they seem. If analysed from different viewpoints, they show complex project schemes, provide further and unprecedented evidence of Italian creativity and contribute to supply a different definition of the identity and essence of Italian design.
The museum “stages” Italian design by renewing not only its key-topic and scientific background but also the installation which, in the case of the present interpretation, is entrusted upon Pierre Charpin.
Triennale Design Museum
Opened in December 2007, Triennale Design Museum hosts a permanent collection (including the Permanent Collection of Italian Design, drawings by Alessandro Mendini, the Giovanni Sacchi Collection and Alessandro Pedretti Collection) and it is also the hub of a large network of artistic resources scattered all over the Italian territory (private collections, corporate museums, specialist collections and small thematic collections) with which a close collaboration has been established.
The Restoration Lab of Triennale Design Museum is a centre devoted to the “memories of modernity” as well as experiments with new technologies. The main mission of the Lab is starting research and investigation initiatives on materials science aimed at prevention, preservation and restoration. The museum operates in close collaboration with Politecnico di Milano, Department of Chemistry, Materials and Chemical Engineering, supporting the diagnostics and investigation of materials science. The museum host two permanent spaces: Agorà Theatre, designed by Italo Rota, and CreativeSet, designed by Antonio Citterio. The former, fully made of wood, hosts events, conferences and performances. The latter, devoted to exhibitions and events, for the second consecutive year will host the MINI&Triennale CreativeSet cycle aimed at promoting and enhancing new modern Italian design.
All activities by Triennale Design Museum are supported by Electa, the official publishing house of the museum.
By A Web Design