“The first major show of the Twentieth International Exposition “La memoria e il futuro”, held at the Triennale of Milan has been dedicated to Christopher Dresser, the first designer of modern time, born in Glasgow in 1851. A show dealing with the artist’s innovative production and with the cultural, social, climate in which it could thrive, thereby underlining his versatility through the exposition not only of the objects produced but also of his Sketch Books which contain numerous sketches and drawing experimenting a large variety of materials ranging from wood to ceramic, from textiles to glass. A show bound to remain impressed in our memory not only because it stands out as the first virtually complete show on the work of the designer, forerunner of what eventually grew into today’s industrial design, but also for the major challenge, that proved him successful, he faced as regards exhibition design”.
Mario Bellini Architects
Mario Bellini with Giovanni Cappelletti
Italo Lupi with Alessandra Beluffi and Alessandro Farina
Massimo Valsecchi and Michael Whiteway
Exhibition fit out
Agorà Allestimenti, Settimo Milanese (MI) manager: Andrea Galtarossa