Vico Magistretti was an Italian architect and industrial designer, known for iconic pieces such as the Chimera and the Eclisse lamps, the Chaise Longue and the Carimate Chair to name a few. Today some of his creations can be seen in Vico Magistretti. A Travelling Archive an exhibition that takes an in-depth look at the work of the great Milanese architect and designer, who, during his lifetime, received some of the most important awards in the field of design, including the Compasso d’Oro (three times) and the First Prize of the Triennale of Milan.
The exhibition, currently at the Italian Cultural Institute in Los Angeles, highlights Magistretti’s creativity and his work with some of the most prominent Italian design companies (Artemide, De Padova, Flou, Oluce, Schiffini), shown through sketches, pictures, notes, letters and faxes, as well as a selection of his most important creations, including prototypes of the Selene and Gaudi chairs, the Vidun and Caori tables; the Maralunga, Veranda and Pillow couches; the Pollack, Selene, Maui, Silver, and Gaudi chairs; the Eclisse, Chimera, Dalu, and Atollo lamps; the Nuvola Rossa bookcase and models of the India and the Andrew beds.
Vico Magistretti. A Travelling Archive is organized by the Italian Cultural Institute in Los Angeles and the Fondazione studio museo Vico Magistretti, in collaboration with Artemide, De Padova, Flou, Oluce, Schiffini and with the special participation of Artecnica, Diva Furniture, Functions, Galerie Sommerlath, Graye, Thema LLC. Curated by Rosanna Pavoni (Scientific Director, Fondazione studio museo Vico Magistretti), and on-site curator Ilaria Mazzoleni (IM Studio MI/LA, SCI-Arc). Designed by IM Studio MI/LA, Ilaria Mazzoleni, Elliott T. Freeman and Andrea Speroni.
For more information visit www.icclosangeles.esteri.it and www.vicomagistretti.it/en