THE FOUNDATIONS: Three stories of lives and projects

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Of the many city events being held during “supersalone” week, we’d like to flag up these at the Albini, Castiglioni and Magistretti Foundations. Three places of culture, Milanese stories and lessons in design.

Franco Albini foundation

13 Via Telesio

6th and 7th September, 6.30pm

From the Spoon to the City. The Albini method in architecture and design

8th and 9th September, 6.30pm

“La Rossa” Seen Through New Eyes. Milan’s Underground – the greatest work of social design  

10th September, 6.30pm - From the Spoon to the City. The Albini method in architecture and design

Guided tours.

Booking essential at: info@fondazionefrancoalbini.com or by telephone:  +39 02 4982378. Tickets € 13.

 

From 6th to 10th September, from 9am to 12.30pm

“Open Doors. Independent visits to Albini’s studio”

Independent visits.

Booking essential at: info@fondazionefrancoalbini.com or by telephone:  +39 02 4982378. Tickets € 5.

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Courtesy Fondazione Albini

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Achille Castiglioni foundation

27 Piazza Castello

From 5th to 11th September the Foundation will be open for guided tours in Italian, English and French.

On the hour, every hour, from 10am to 5pm. Booking essential at: fondazione@achillecastiglioni.it.

Visits. Green Passes (European Digital Covid Certificates) must be displayed, and masks are mandatory.

 

Re-editions of some of Castiglioni’s pieces will be on display at the Foundation:  

- PARENTESI Anniversary 50 lamp for Flos (Exhibited at the Flos shop in Corso Monforte)

- POLET armchair-bed for Twils (Exhibited by Elle Decor at Palazzo Bovara)

- CENTO3 writing set and the new Ego.m accessories (Exhibited at true design focal points throughout the city)

 

Photographs of the selected apartments and the winner of the 1st edition of the Achille Castiglioni Design & Hospitality Award launched by the voluntary OspitaMI Association, which has been committed from the outset to high quality home sharing and hospitality. 

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Vico Magistretti studio museum foundation

20 Via Conservatorio

Magistretti Revisited

An exhibition curated by Rosanna Pavoni with Margherita Pellino

Runs until 24th February 2022

Guided visits on the hour every hour from 11am to 8pm – from 4th to 10th September

Booking essential via the following link or by email to: fondazione@vicomagistretti.it

Entry with guided tour € 5

Inspired by the Chinese game of Mah-Jong, the exhibition narrates Magistretti’s work as an architect and designer, in his Milan studio and his ties to the city.

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Courtesy Fondazione Magistretti, photo by Pierluigi Anselmi

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Courtesy Fondazione Magistretti, photo by Pierluigi Anselmi

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Courtesy Fondazione Magistretti, photo by Pierluigi Anselmi

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Courtesy Fondazione Magistretti, photo by Pierluigi Anselmi

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1 September 2021