Date: Apr 2, 2016 - Sep 12, 2016
ROOMS. Novel living concepts
Salone del Mobile.Milano 2016 protagonist at the XXI Triennale di Milano
Triennale di Milano Viale Alemagna 6 – Milano
Triennale di Milano: “ROOMS. Novel living concepts”
April 2 to September 12, 2016
In 2016, after a twenty-year break, the International Exhibition of the Triennale di Milano comes back to life. It had started in Monza in 1923, and moved to Milan in 1933, its purpose to explore the urgent and topical issues facing society. Within the framework of the XXI Triennale, the Salone del Mobile.Milano presents the“ROOMS. Novel living concepts” exhibition curated by Beppe Finessi (Triennale di Milano, from April 2 to September 12, 2016).
Interior architecture is still the prime field of exploration, study and reflection in terms of its direct impact on people’s everyday lives. Interior architecture has a particularly special remit: to conceive and define, with shapes colours and details, the spaces and environments that will surround us, our families, our friends, by designing a “world” around these lives.
There have been scant opportunities over the last fifty years for reflections on this professional design sphere: above all in the seminal, groundbreaking MoMA exhibition, “Italy, The New Domestic Landscape”, in New York in 1972, where there was no lack of projects for “interior environments.”
Thus, even today, there would appear to be an even greater need for reflection on the work carried out by a great many architects, masters and those no longer in the first flush of youth, through a great exhibition focusing on the state of the art, showcasing the sophisticated, experimental and original work of a select group of authors as effectively as possible.
The Salone del Mobile, a place for experimentation, business, innovation and culture, has taken up the gauntlet: this exhibition is intended to underscore the particular remit of interior architecture and to provide a forward-looking vision of how living will evolve.
“ROOMS. Novel living concepts”, exhibition showcases interior architecture as interpreted by 11 leading architects who have taken on the most meaningful and profound issues of contemporary society, identified by the philosopher Francesco Cataluccio and drawn from the greatest philosophical and literary works.