The Extendo design team visited the museum of “Triennale di Milano”
The “Triennale” has showed for the first time on a permanent exhibition, a selection of the most iconic and representative objects of the italian design. They are a part of the 1.600 objects of the collection of the “Triennale”, and they are the result of a scientific committee that gather together some of the most important italian designer and architets:Paola Antonelli, Andrea Branzi, Mario Bellini, Antonio Citterio, Michele De Lucchi, Piero Lissoni, Patricia Urquiola.
The exhibition , simple and linear, wants to emphasize the artworks (organised in a chronologic order), and it supplies deepenings on the story, the poetic and the context in where the object was created.
The most interesting aspect is that the artworks are exposed with the clear intent to be touched, in order to catch a lot of important details of every object. An example is the Cassina chair: it is shelled from its cow-hide casing. The guests can touch and verify how the cow-hide that cover the chair steel frame was designed.
The interaction with the artworks allows the visitor to bend with hands the back of the chair; this chair is made of wood elements stuck together by rubber. The rubber merges the wood elements and, at the same time, allows them to be warped under the body pressure.
The “Triennale” is an exposition for insiders, where the guest can not only overall enjoy the artwork, but also understand how the most iconic objects of the italian design are thought and constructed.