Forget the high-brow thematic museum on the second floor of the Palazzo dell’Arte, which you have seen change shape every year for the past ten years, carefully curated by Silvana Annicchiarico. And they might be knocking down the De Lucchi bridge too, but in the meantime the new permanent museum in the age of Boeri, directed by Joseph Grima, has moved to the floor below, and plans to expand in size and content. Designed especially for visitors, whether from Italy or abroad, who wish to learn about the history of Italian design, the museum will exhibit the collection.
No original exhibition designs: the collection’s iconic objects will be installed by an internal technical office. The production and cultural and commercial context of each object will be reconstructed through archive materials, original packaging, and in some cases, a short description from the designer who created the work, which can be listened to by picking up a telephone.
Written by Lucia Tozzi