11 May – 12 September 2021

The retrospective, realized in collaboration with Fondazione Vico Magistretti and curated by Gabriele Neri, brings together the heritage

of drawings, sketches, models, photographs, prototypes and original pieces preserved in the archives of the Milanese architect and designer. The exhibition traces Magistretti’s entire design career, which began at the Palazzo dell’Arte after World War II.

Divided into thematic sections, the exhibition presents for the first time the work of Vico Magistretti in a unified way, from architecture to installations, from design to urban design, together with his numerous international contacts.

Red, the distinctive color of many of his projects, constitutes a sort of fil rouge, evoking that union between modernity (the red of the avant-garde) and tradition (the red brick of old Milan) characteristic of his work. Also on display are tributes from designers Konstantin Grcic and Jasper Morrison, students of Magistretti at the Royal College of Art in London.

Cover: Vico Magistretti © Fondazione studio museo Vico Magistretti

©Fondazione La Triennale Milano
Edited by: Gabriele Neri
In collaboration with: Vico Magistretti Foundation
Exhibition design: Lorenzo Bini / BINOCLE
Art direction: Lorenza Baroncelli