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“CHRISTOPHER DRESSER. A DESIGNER AT THE COURT OF QUEEN VICTORIA”

+ PROJECT DATA
  • Year
    2001 - 2002
  • Tipology
    Exhibition Design
  • Location
    Milan, Italy - Triennale di Milano
  • Client
    Triennale di Milano
  • Budget
    168.000 € (adjusted to 2013)
  • Total Area/Surface/Volume
    1.000 sq m
+ DESCRIPTION

For the first time Bellini turns his attention to a very special and unique figure: Christopher Dresser, the designer ante litteram who in the second half of the 19th century was a forerunner of the great era of new industrial design. A difficult challenge, to transform an ordinary list of 500 artefacts into an exciting experience, in a presentation sequence that is clear but also intense and memorable.
The project is a zigzagging of large display windows reduced minimally as in a row of dominos, brightly lit transparent and walls invite viewers to explore the inexhaustible design work of the author,
whose surprising creation seems to float in the light and shadows like fish in tropical aquarium.
(Ermanno Ranzani)

+ CREDITS

Architect
Mario Bellini Architects
 
Design Team
Mario Bellini  with Giovanni Cappelletti

Project Team
Giovanni Cappelletti

Consultants
Graphic Design: 
Italo Lupi with Alessandra Beluffi and Alessandro Farina
Curators:   
Massimo Valsecchi and Michael Whiteway
Photo:    
Vaclav Sedy

Exhibition fit out
Agorà Allestimenti, Settimo Milanese (MI) manager: Andrea Galtarossa
CIP srl

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