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Giovanni Sacchi
From Model to Object

FROM 18 MAY 2017

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Entrance
Full ticket 12 Euro
Reduction 10 / 5 Euro
When
Tuesday-Sunday 10 am - 7 pm
Friday 10 am - 10 pm
Monday closed
Where
Villa Reale di Monza
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A selection of wooden models created by Giovanni Sacchi interacts with the corresponding manufactured objects based on them, showing the complexities of design projects, from the study and development stage through to the finished item.

The Triennale Design Museum is continuing its promotion and display of the Permanent Collection of Italian Design and of local areas of excellence with an exhibition at the Belvedere della Villa Reale in Monza. In Giovanni Sacchi: From Model to Object, a selection of wooden models created by Giovanni Sacchi interacts with the corresponding manufactured objects based on them, showing the complexities of design projects, from the study and development stage through to the finished item.

In a career spanning fifty years, Giovanni Sacchi (Sesto San Giovanni, 1913-Milan, 2005) worked with the greatest contemporary designers and architects, sharing with them the design and production of countless icons of Italian design. He became the most important Italian model maker of the twentieth century, and was officially recognised as such by ADI, which awarded him the Compasso d’Oro in 1998.

All the best-known objects went through Sacchi’s hands in the model-making stage: television sets, refrigerators, lamps, telephones, cutlery, pots and pans, cars, vacuum cleaners, pens, switches, handles, typewriters, computers, coffee makers, chairs, stools, calculators, sewing machines, clocks, radios, and more besides. Almost all the most famous Italian and foreign designers (from Marcello Nizzoli to the Castiglioni brothers, from Bruno Munari to Marco Zanuso, Mario Bellini, Ettore Sottsass, and Richard Sapper through to Joe Colombo, Mario Botta, Renzo Piano and many others), worked with Giovanni Sacchi in the workshop in the Via Sirtori in Milan. Together, they transformed their ideas into tangible, and thus easily verifiable objects. 25,000 design and architectural models were made in the workshop for more than 300 designers and 500 companies.

The collection of about 400 models by Giovanni Sacchi has been granted on loan to the Triennale Design Museum from Regione Lombardia.

The tribute to Sacchi further enriches the exhibition entitled Everyday Beauty: A New Selection of Icons from the Permanent Collection of Italian Design, curated by Silvana Annicchiarico, currently on show at the Belvedere della Villa Reale in Monza.

 

 

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