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Today we are open from 10.30 am to 8.30 pm


2 APR - 12 SEP 2016

15 euro Ticket for all the XXI Triennale exhibitions
22,00 euro XX1T Pass for unlimited access to XXI Triennale exhibitions
Tuesday - Sunday
10.30 am - 8.30 pm
Palazzo della Triennale
Everybody lives inside houses, and inside those spaces our life takes place for most of it. We rest there, we regenerate there, we read, we think, we study, we eat, we sleep, we live together with our families, we welcome our friends.

On the occasion of the XXI Triennale di Milano International Exposition, Triennale di Milano presents the exhibition ROOMS. Novel Living Concepts.  

Of all the many design practices, interior architecture is still the prime field of exploration, study and reflection in terms of its direct impact on people’s everyday lives. Interior architecture has a particularly special remit: we all live in houses, and much of our life is spent inside these spaces.  

The exhibition begins with a brief historical overview, introducing the subject and placing it historically through stories about the great achievements of past great masters for whom interior architecture was their first professional sphere and a privileged place for their observations on architecture (Gio Ponti, Franco Albini, Carlo Mollino, Carlo Scarpa, Carlo De Carli, Vittoriano Viganò, Ettore Sottsass, Joe Colombo, Leonardo Savioli, Toni Cordero, etc.), as well as other major C20th Italian cultural players who, even just at particular times, conceived and realised housing concepts and projects (BBPR, Angelo Mangiarotti, Vico Magistretti, Ignazio Gardella, Marco Zanuso, Luigi Caccia Dominioni, Vittorio Gregotti, Gae Aulenti, Nanda Vigo, etc.). Works by architects who have expressed their thoughts, skills and visions of the world around us though interior architecture will be exhibited (such as, for example, Michele Bonino/Coex, Antonello Boschi, Calvi Merlini Moya, Guido Canali, Gabriella and Massimo Carmassi, Gianfranco Cavaglià, Carla Ceccariglia, Massimo Curzi, Cherubino Gambardella, Antonino Cardillo, Luciano Giorgi, Maria Giuseppina Grasso Cannizzo, Johanna Grawunder, Decio Guardigli, Guido Morpurgo and Annalisa De Curtis, Francesco Pasquali, Daniele Rossi, Italo Rota, Alessandro Scandurra, UdA, Stefano Testa/Cliostraat, Bruno Vaerini, Francesco Venezia, etc.). Some of the most significant works by each of these architects will be selected and exhibited in a first large area, a great “celestial vault” in which photographs, models and drawings will illustrate the history of C20th Italian interior architecture – in a sort of great three-dimensional encyclopaedia. Visitors will enter and walk through a series of rooms, each designed by a different architect: Umberto Riva, Alessandro Mendini, Lazzarini e Pickering, Manolo De Giorgi, Marta Laudani and Marco Romanelli, Andrea Anastasio, Fabio Novembre, Duilio Forte, Elisabetta Terragni, Carlo Ratti and Francesco Librizzi, who will illustrate their living concepts and philosophies. Each of the authors will formulate their own room concepts and philosopher Francesco M. Cataluccio will select literary and philosophical reference texts for each project.


Curated by
Beppe Finessi

Exhibition design
Gianni Filindeu

Graphic design
Leonardo Sonnoli

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