photo: © Gianluca Di Ioia

Mario Bellini . Italian Beauty

Triennale di Milano, Milan Italy

“Mario Bellini. Italian Beauty” is the title of the exhibition that La Triennale di Milano is devoting to the entire work of the world-renowned Milanese architect. Visitors are taken on an extensive journey through almost sixty years of design, architecture, exhibition installations and much more besides.

This retrospective opens thirty years after the exhibition of Mario Bellini’s works at MoMA, New York, in 1987. It is a tribute to the eclectic work of an Italian designer who obtained every success on the small scale (eight Compasso d’Oro awards, and furnishings and objects that became icons, often anticipating and revolutionising tastes and styles), and on the large scale, with convention centres, trade fairs and museums across the world, from Japan to Australia to the USA and France.

The exhibition is introduced by an entrance Portal/Bookcase – which provides a visual overview – and winds its way through a Gallery, which connects four Rooms and a central Room.
Over 300 images hang from the ceiling,setting the rhythm for a journey without words through the architect’s thoughts, approaches, methods and poetic vision. In the Gallery, there are furnishings, objects and machines arranged by product type.

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photo: © Gianluca Di Ioia

photo: © Gianluca Di Ioia

photo: © Gianluca Di Ioia


Design team:
Mario Bellini

Project team:
Raffaele Cipolletta

Veronica Guarriello, Nour Abi Saad, Flavia Sandelewski, Luca Bosetti, Francesco Savoini, Marco Parravicini, Massimo Adriante

Exhibition Curated by:
Deyan Sudjic
Ermanno Ranzani (Architecture)
Marco Sammicheli (Design)

3D Produzioni
directed by Giovanni Piscaglia

Graphic Design:

Poster and catalogue cover:
Leonardo Sonnoli

Editorial Coordinator of the catalogue:
Elena Marco

Set up:
Way spa

Audio Videos:
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Model Restoration:
Erminio Rizzotti

Gianluca Di Ioia

Technical partners:
Partner Triennale architettura:
Digital imagine partner
Media partner

B&B Italia
Natuzzi Italia
Fondazione Fiera Milano

Thanks to:
Salone del Mobile Milano
Silvana Editoriale
Fondazione La Triennale di Milano
Fondazione Museo del Design
MGM Marmi e Graniti

Video: © Mario Bellini

photo: © Gianluca Di Ioia

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