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ADI Design Museum, New Opening in Milan

The Facade of the new ADI Design Museum
The Facade of the new ADI Design Museum
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Piazza Compasso d'Oro - Premio Internazionale di Design, Milano, MI, Italia
M5 (purple line) Monumentale - M2 (green line) Garibaldi F.S
Tue-Sun 10.30am-8pm

It is now official: on 25 May 2021 Milan has seen the opening of a brand-new design museum, the ADI Design Museum. Located in the heart of Porta Nuova district, just steps from Milan’s Monumental Cemetery, the museum of ADI (Associazione per il Disegno Industriale – Industrial Design Association) is spread over an overall surface of 5,135 sq.m that formerly hosted a tram depot.

The museum – which has partially kept its industrial flare unaltered – gathers a selection of works mentioned and awarded by the Compasso d’Oro (the oldest and most prestigious industrial design award in the world conceived by Gio Ponti) from 1954 to date. The over 2,400 design works mentioned or the 350 awarded are part of the Permanent Collection named “Il cucchiaio e la città” and are a tribute to the Italian creativity.

The history of Italian (and international) society can be discovered through an accurate selection of objects, furniture, accessories, means of transport, posters, advertising or communication concepts.

Among the additional services, the museum hosts a foyer, a cafeteria and a bookshop. Together with the Permanent Collection, the museum’s spaces host 8 contemporary in-depth exhibitions closely linked to the collection, as well as transversal initiatives and meetings for the general public, with the aim of contributing to the spread and enhancement of design culture on a national and international level.

Visitors can access the Museum from the garden square recently opened to the public, named after the Compasso d’Oro Award. Tickets for the museum can be purchased on a dedicated app or online on the museum’s official website.

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