About the Exhibition
ALDO ROSSI Design 1960-1997 is part of the Museo del Novecento‘s project to investigate the interdisciplinary dialogue between the arts. In order to explore the figure of Aldo Rossi – architect, designer, theorist and critic, one of the protagonists of the visual culture of the twentieth century – more than 350 pieces of furniture and everyday objects, prototypes and models, paintings, drawings and studies designed and created by Rossi from 1960 to 1997 are on display for the first time.
In a spectacular itinerary ALDO ROSSI Design 1960-1997 offers a visual testimony to the complexity of his activity as a designer, planner and architectural theorist. The exhibition recounts his universe in nine rooms: each room represents a world in which the relationship between graphic works and artisanal and industrial products emerges, with references to the author’s architecture and private space.
The extraordinary set of works on display is brought together for the first time thanks to the collaboration with company museums and archives; Italian and international museum collections (Bonnefanten Museum, Maastricht; Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris; Fondazione Museo Archivio Richard-Ginori della Manifattura di Doccia, Florence; MAXXI – Museo delle arti del XXI secolo, Rome; Università Iuav di Venezia; Triennale di Milano) and several private collections.
About Aldo Rossi
Rossi in all his production, since the first furniture made in 1960 with the architect Leonardo Ferrari, reflects on the relationship between the architectural and urban scale and the object scale. Since 1979 he has opened up to the world of industrial production and high craftsmanship, creating furniture and products for use first with Alessi, then with Artemide, DesignTex, Bruno Longoni Atelier d’arredamento, Molteni&C|UniFor, Richard-Ginori, Rosenthal, Up&Up (today UpGroup).
In almost twenty years of work, he created more than 70 pieces of furniture and objects, many of which are still in production today, experimenting with shapes and colors in the field of metals and wood, marble and stone, ceramics and porcelain, handmade and industrial fabrics and plastic materials.
During the opening period, the exhibition will be enriched by a program of collateral events.
Tickets and Information
Ticket: 8-10 euro.
Open hours: Tuesday-Saturday: 10:00am-7:30pm; Thursday 10:00am-10:30pm
Closed on Monday
For ticketing and additional information, please check www.museodelnovecento.org