10 March 2016
Visitable from this coming spring is a small and precious museum at via Borsi 9 in Milan (Navigli district). This museum houses the works of masters of design collected by Raffaello Biagetti (Firenze 1940 – Ravenna 2008), enlightened distributor of design furnishings. This is a hidden treasure brought to light by the Italian Museums Association. The curatorship of the collection was given into the hands of Professor Giovanni Klaus Koenig, who, together with Filippo Alison and Giuseppe Chigiotti, built up the collection involving well-known personalities such as Gae Aulenti, Dino Gavina and Piero Castiglioni.
The museum recounts the history of design from 1880 to 1980 from Art Nouveau to the Viennese School, to Bauhaus, onto the 50’s and 60’s leading up to radical design, and then on to the Alchemia and Memphis movements. The collection of iconic pieces, built up through the personal passion of Raffaello Biagetti, has come to Milan from Ravenna thanks to the new association Musei italiani (Italian Museums Association), born with the objective of promoting Italian cultural heritage. As in every self-respecting museum, a coffee shop is not lacking, neither is a shop offering a selection of design items.
WHERE: Design Museum 1880-1980, Via G. Borsi 9, Milan 20143