About the exhibition
Palazzo Morando and the city of Milan pay tribute to the booming 1960s in Milan, the historic period that marked the status of the city as one of the leading capitals of creativity in different sectors, from music to the cinema, as well as for design and architecture. Featuring a selection of pictures, manifestos, magazines, furniture and design objects, the exhibition recreated the atmospheres of the period.
What’s on display
Divided into different sections, the exhibition opens with images of the “new Milan” in the 1960s and its new constructions such as the Torre Velasca and the Pirellone, displayed alongside extracts of magazines and newspapers documenting the boom of industries and infrastructures. Design objects created by great designers such as Bruno Munari, Marco Zanuso, Vico Magistretti, Enzo Mari, Achille Castiglioni, Sambonet, Joe Colombo and Gio Ponti and brands like Cassina, Zanotta, Kartell, Tecno, Fontana Arte, Artemide, Flos, Arflex and Danese highlight the growth in creativity. The exhibition closes with impressive shots of the massacre in Piazza Fontana, a historical happening that marked the end of the “golden decade” of the 1960s in Milan.