From London to Milan: unmissable design museum exhibitions

Deutsches Design, 1949-1989

Deutsches Design, 1949-1989 © SKD, Photo Iona Dutz

London and Milan, as well as Dresden, Giussano and Montelupo Fiorentino: we’ve reviewed the current exhibitions in some of the top design museums in the world for you

“Waste Age: what can design do?” Design Museum, London

“The Stone Age, the Bronze Age and the Iron Age – throughout history materials have defined the ages, but could it be that we’re living in the Waste Age?” asks a video introducing a new exhibition at the Design Museum in London.

Waste Age, Exhibition Installation

Waste Age, Exhibition Installation, Ph Felix Speller

Two Countries, One History: German design during the Cold War

An exhibition illustrating the value of design under the different political, social and material conditions of post-War Germany up to the fall of the Berlin Wall.

Deutsches Design, 1949-1989 © SKD, Photo Iona Dutz

Deutsches Design, 1949-1989 © SKD, Photo Iona Dutz

The Molteni Museum: Narrating history, culture and enterprise

New headquarters and new set-up for the Molteni Museum. Curated by Ron Gilad, the corporate museum showcases 50 iconic projects from the Group, which encompasses the Molteni&C, Dada, Unifor and Citterio brands.

The Molteni Group Museum

The Molteni Group Museum is housed in the Glass Cube, an exhibition space By Ron Gilad

Bitossi through a kaleidoscope

A hundred years of history in seven thousand pieces… In a selection of plaster models and forms, work tools, photographs and paper documents including notebooks, sketches, and correspondence, the Vittoriano Bitossi Foundation has opened up its museum archives to the public in a 1500+ sq. m. space in Montelupo Fiorentino, in the company’s original building. Marking the hundredth anniversary of the company’s foundation, we bring you a group interview with curator Porzia Bergamasco, Luca Cipelletti who followed the architectural and museographic project, and the curator of the industrial archives, Marina Vignozzi Paszkowski.

Bitossi

Bitossi. Ph. credits Delfino Sisto Legnani

A tribute to gentleman photographer Giovanni Gastel

In two exhibitions, The People I Like and I gioielli della fantasia, Triennale Milano celebrates and reviews the artistic output of a gentle provocateur, a photographer capable of looking into people’s souls.

Giovanni Gastel, Exhibition installation

Giovanni Gastel, Exhibition installation © Triennale Milano, Ph Gianluca Di Ioia

Memphis: 40 years of Kitsch and Elegance

An exhibition celebrating the 40th anniversary of the birth of a legendary, short-lived but highly impactful movement. At the Vitra Design Museum Gallery, curated by Mateo Kries, Until January 2022.

memphis

The Memphis team posing on bed »Masanori« by Umeda Tawaraya, 1981 © Masanori Umeda, © Studio Azzurro, with kind permission of Memphis, Milano

29 December 2021