29 October 2015
There is no perfect design and there is no uber design”, quips Martino Gamper, the designer from Alto Adige, talking about the exhibition he manages for the Agnelli Foundation in Turin. “The objects talk to us. Some may be more functional than others, but the emotional attachment is subjective”. The exhibition reveals an intimate way of collecting and putting together objects, pieces that have a story to tell. The exhibition (22nd October to 22nd February), organised in collaboration with the Serpentine Galleries
of London and the Muesion of Bolzano, presents libraries and furniture that tell the history of design and their relationship with people from the 30s till today and includes pieces of well-known designers such as Franco Albini, Charlotte Perriand, Gaetano Pesce, Andrea Branzi, Ettore Sottsass… To underline the functional value, Martino has also exhibited a selection from the private collections of his designer friends, showing us how masters of design nurture their imagination, collecting things, strange and usual, even small and unimportant.