Five photographers interpret products by Vico Magistretti in ‘Fuori catalogo’

The selected objects are a lightstand, a table, a bookshelf and two chairs: all of which are iconic objetcs, with distinct stories to tell, all five designs are remarkably contemporary. Magistretti’s designs continue to be sources of inspiration for future projects while offering a critical comment from the past.

 

Chair Selene, Artemide, 1969 © Calypso Mahieu

Chair Selene, Artemide, 1969 © Calypso Mahieu

 

The exhibition Fuori catalogo, organised by Fondazione studio museo Vico Magistretti in co-production with ECAL/University of Art and Design Lausanne, is curated by Anniina Koivu, Head of Theory Master of ECAL and Francesco Zanot, photography critic and curator of exhibitions, including the opening exhibit of Osservatorio Prada in Milan.

Fuori catalogo is an exhibition that looks at five Vico Magistretti designs, all of which are out of production, through the lenses of five young photographers.  (more…)

“Interni Milanesi. Home interiors by Vico Magistretti”

The exhibition INTERNI MILANESI – Home interiors by Vico Magistretti focuses on one of the less familiar aspects of the architect’s work: the design of urban interiors, modelled through painstaking, precise actions on the spatial constants that recur in the language of Magistretti (staircases, fireplaces, shaped openings, etc.) and at the level of furnishings.

 

lat on via Jommelli, 1969 - © Archivio Studio Magistretti - Fondazione Vico Magistretti

lat on via Jommelli, 1969 – © Archivio Studio Magistretti – Fondazione Vico Magistretti

 

The first area of intervention comprises reflections on the three-dimensional evolution of the house, in a contemporary reinterpretation of the valuable lesson of the Raumplan developed by Adolf Loos at the start of the 20th century, as well as continuous investigation of aspects like the indoor-outdoor relationship, the sizing of openings, the combination of different materials. (more…)