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.
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