Design for Fun: Italian Design in Shanghai
Until Feb. 5, 2023, as part of the Italy-China Year of Culture and Tourism, the Shanghai Museum of Art Pudong is dedicating a major exhibition to Italian design. Design for Fun is the first installment in a quadrilogy dedicated to Made in Italy designers. Curated at the Shanghai museum by Aldo Cibic with Joseph De Jardin, the exhibition offers an experience of design colours and shapes, showcasing a selection of over 200 pieces by more than eighty of Italy’s greatest creatives, featuring Ettore Sottsass, Alessandro Mendini, Antonio Citterio, Barnaba Fornasetti, Carlo and Tobia Scarpa, Aldo Cibic, Cleto Munari, Enzo Mari, Gae Aulenti, Piero Castiglioni, Gaetano Pesce, Joe Colombo, Vico Magistretti, and Michele De Lucchi, along with international designers who have played their part in Italian manufacturing adventures such as Philippe Starck and Nathalie Du Pasquier. The Italian side of the project was curated by Enrico Morteo and Maria Vittoria Capitanucci, the Chinese side by Ling Min. The Consulate General of Italy and the Italian Cultural Institute in Shanghai lent their support to the exhibition, which was staged by Mondo Mostre.
Design for Fun