Museo dell'arredo Contemporaneo

SS. San Vitale, 253, (Russi)

2 23 °

In the second half of the 1980s by Raffaello Biagetti, painter, artisan and owner of a furniture store, the Museum aims to illustrate the history of design through testimonies and works that have punctuated the chronological path of this artistic phenomenon and socio-cultural that characterized the twentieth century globally. The permanent collection, set up with the help of industry experts as Giovanni Klaus Koenig, Giuseppe Chigiotti and Filippo Alison, consists of three hundred pieces between furniture, lamps and decorative objects, displayed within a modern industrial structure, to represent the evolution of design, from 1880 to the topicality, through the major protagonists, related the history of movements and styles of art history and social custom. There are examples of Art Nouveau, represented by Anton Gaudì, Michael Thonet and Charles r. Mackintosh; the Wiener Werkstätte by Joseph Hoffmann, De Stijl by Gerrit t. Rietveld and Keler, Russian Constructivism from El Lissitskij, the Bauhaus by Walter Gropius, Marcel Breuer, Mies Van der Rohe, the French and Italian rationalist functionalism of the 1930s, resulted in Decorative Arts, by Le Corbusier (Charles-Edouard Jeanneret), Jean Prouvè, Giò Ponti and Giuseppe Terragni, organic modernism Nordic array espansosi at European level, and by meaning intercontinental Alvar Alto, Charles Eames and Giò Ponti, made in Italy, of Italian industrial design economic boom in the 1960s and 1970s, is witnessed by the works of Carlo Scarpa, Gae Aulenti, Bruno Munari, Marco Zanuso, Mario Bellini, until arriving to the ideas of Ettore Sottsass and Vico Magistretti, closely interrelated to other artistic disciplines such as fashion , graphics, painting, cinema, architecture and applied arts. The exhibition activities of the Museum is very dynamic: several exhibitions were realized monographic dedicated to designers and artists such as Roger Kelly, Alice Guareschi, Lisa Ponti, Mattia Battistini, Pasquale Martini, Patrizia Piccino, Massimiliano Fabbri, Marco Neri, Bas Meerman, Gabriele Picco, Flavio Favelli, and Antonio Rovaldi in a double with Robert Vincent, Franco Mello, yet the designers Dorothy Gray and, under Openstudiofaenza, the exhibition of furnishing objects between art, craft and design of the ceramic production, as well as contemporary faentina Dwell and clay and the staff of Italo Zuffi curated by Davide Ferri and the Advent review. 100 design objects Theca Puebla Mexico.

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