There have been scant opportunities over the last fifty years for reflections on this professional design sphere: above all in the seminal, groundbreaking MoMA exhibition, “Italy, The New Domestic Landscape”, in New York in 1972, where there was no lack of projects for “interior environments.”
Thus, even today, there would appear to be an even greater need for reflection on the work carried out by a great many architects, masters and those no longer in the first flush of youth, through a great exhibition focusing on the state of the art, showcasing the sophisticated, experimental and original work of a select group of authors as effectively as possible.
The Salone del Mobile, a place for experimentation, business, innovation and culture, has taken up the gauntlet: this exhibition is intended to underscore the particular remit of interior architecture and to provide a forward-looking vision of how living will evolve.
“ROOMS. Novel living concepts”, exhibition showcases interior architecture as interpreted by 11 leading architects who have taken on the most meaningful and profound issues of contemporary society, identified by the philosopher Francesco Cataluccio and drawn from the greatest philosophical and literary works.
11 TOP DESIGNERS
Umberto Riva, Alessandro Mendini, Manolo De Giorgi, Lazzarini and Pickering, Marta Laudani and Marco Romanelli, Andrea Anastasio, Fabio Novembre, Duilio Forte, Elisabetta Terragni, Carlo Ratti and Francesco Librizzi.
1 LARGE INTRODUCTORY SPACE
with pictures, drawings and models of exemplary projects from the history of Italian Interior Architecture
designed by 11 architects for different functions and projected uses, referencing philosophical horizons chosen ad hoc from themes explored by contemporary writers
Layout: Gianni Filindeu
Graphics: Leonardo Sonnoli
The XXI Triennale is a Bureau International des Expositions (BIE) recognised exhibition. The Salone del Mobile.Milano was one of the first to take part in the project consolidating the front line role of FederlegnoArredo in the Italian home furnishing sector, and its championing of the Italian System, along with the Ministry for Foreign Affairs, the Triennale di Milano and Confindustria.