The 21st Triennale di Milano International Exhibition, 21st Century. Design After Design

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After twenty years, the legendary Triennale di Milano International Exhibition is back for its 21st edition, April 2nd – September 12th, 2016. It will be the backdrop for the ninth edition of the Triennale Design Museum, April 2nd, 2016 – February 19th, 2017, curated by Silvana Annicchiarico and with exhibition design by Margherita Palli.

Opening in April, this latest edition will attempt to chart a new, women’s history of Italian design by looking back at the women, theories and approaches to design that first appeared in the twentieth century and which have gone on to transform, evolve and take root in the twenty-first century.

Women create, design, experiment, challenge, and dare. The Triennale Design Museum wants to celebrate women as the new creative force behind a form of design that is less high-handed and authoritarian, and more spontaneous and dynamic.

It is impossible to speak of influential women and not mention Gae Aulenti, who was a fundamental contributor to the glorious history of Italian design.

Gae Aulenti is renowned and respected both nationally and internationally, not only due to her prowess as an interior designer and architect, but also thanks to the complex renovation projects that she successfully oversaw. These include converting the Gare d’Orsay in Paris into a museum and the Scuderie del Quirinale in Rome into an exhibition space. Furthermore, some of her products have gone down as classics in the history of Italian design, such as her famous Tour Table (on display at this exhibition), a stunning piece made out of a glass top supported by four bicycle wheels.


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