Milano: Fondazione Magistretti

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    In the center of Milan, facing the Conservatory of Music, next to the beautiful Santa Maria della Passione church, the studio where Vico Magistretti has worked for more than sixty years, is now a museum that narrates – through the projects of the architect-designer and his objects, through the spaces where he unleashed his creativity, through the views of the city from the windows – chapters of design culture, stories of innovation, tradition and production.

    Those who enter the studio today immediately “meet” Magistretti (in a video montage of several interviews done during the last decade of his career), who talks about himself in a sort of familiar and professional autobiography; he speaks about his own Milano, where he was born and where he lived, he speaks about friends, colleagues, about his idea of design, about his rich relationships with the companies he has worked with over decades of extraordinarily intense project activities.

    Fondazione studio museo Vico Magistretti was founded in 2010, after a long and fundamental work of rearranging and stocktaking of the archive; the founding members and supporters of the activities of the studio museum are the Triennale Design Museum, Artemide, è De Padova, Flou, Schiffini and Oluce.

    It works to safeguard and enhance the archive and the work of Vico Magistretti and sets out to promote Italian design and architecture among national and international public.

    Fondazione studio museo Vico Magistretti houses design and architecture exhibitions and organizes guided tours, talks and meetings on the exhibition’s theme as well as workshops and educational activities for students of elementary, junior high and high school. To know more about our activities please visit our website: