October: the working year has moved on from its September start and there’s a buzz and a feeling of achievement in the air, both professionally and culturally. The design world has honed some innovative projects that have finally come to fruition. Here are the unmissable ones.
ADI Design Museum: the ability to renew oneself
Just over a year after its opening, the ADI Design Museum is revisiting the Historic Compasso d’Oro Collection exhibition with Presente Permanente, curated by Francesca Balena Arista, Giovanni Comoglio and Maite García Sanchis, installation by Matteo Vercelloni and reorganisation by Beppe Finessi. The result is a re-discovery of the cultural, productive, and value-related context of each object, and the way they respond to demands that actualise issues that still remain unresolved.
With around 30 previous exhibitions under its belt amongst other things, the ADI is currently hosting 100+1. Alberto Rosselli x Saporiti Italia (until 30th October), curated by Federica Sala with installation by Marti Guixé on the designer and architect’s work as art director for Saporiti Italia from 1966 to 1976. The focus of the exhibition are 100 Jumbo lounge chairs for Saporiti Italia, reinterpreted in basalt fibre by 10 international architecture studios.