Monday, September 19
Salone d’Onore of Triennale
Vico: il grande semplice
At exactly ten years after his death – which took place September 19, 2006 – the Milan Triennale and the Triennale Design Museum pays tribute to the designer and architect Vico Magistretti with the premiere of Vico: il grande semplice, a Sky Arte HD production in collaboration with the Vico Magistretti Foundation, which will be presented Monday, September 19 at 18.30 in the Salone d’Onore of the Triennale. The documentary will be broadcast on Sky Arts HD Monday, September 19 at 21.15.
One of the great masters of Italian Design, author of icons that have made history, Vico Magistretti has always pursued a simplicity that he termed “the most complicated thing in the world”. In the documentary made by 3D productions by Valeria Parisi and Matthew Coin – full of new interviews – Vico has to tell: dandy elegant, refined classicism, designer and architect who shaped the Milan cityscape, a lover of English and of course culture. That’s how friends and colleagues remember him as always: by Norman Foster to Alessandro Mendini, up to Konstantin Grcic, Mario Bellini, Italo Lupi, Michele De Lucchi, Stefano Boeri, Cino Zucchi, Patricia Urquiola, Vanni Pasca, Fulvio Irace and Nino Cerruti.
The documentary Vico: il grande semplice is realized with the support of Artemide, Cassina, De Padova, Kartell, Oluce and Schiffini, companies with which Magistretti has collaborated during a remarkable career.
The Italian design is a complex system, polycentric and reticular, now widespread throughout the national territory. There are numerous “deposits” design in the most unexpected corners of the country. Often they born by the will of businesses, organizations or foundations, that, acting on the periphery of the system, have spontaneously created places of conservation and enhancement of “own works”.
Far from the main routes of tourism and culture, in short, lies a common heritage of diverse collections, corporate museums and archives, mostly unknown to the public. Triennale Design Museum is the central location capable of representing and enhancing this number of expressions in a coordinated museum project. To establish a network that will build a system and provide an adequate representation.
In particular, the Triennale Design Museum has made the strategic decision to create a network in Milan Franco Albini Foundation, the Foundation Achille Castiglioni and Vico Magistretti Foundation with the intent to protect and promote their vast historical and archival heritage.
The establishment of this network reinforces the “mutant” of the museum setting of the Triennale Design Museum and its willingness to open up to the city and the territory. 3d Productions collaborates with Sky Arte HD since the onset of the channel producing series and monographs on themes of architecture and design.