Milan Design Week 2013: Around Books

Monday, 15 April 2013

Raw Edges: Booken. Lema, 2012. Photo Ferruccio Zanvettor

The Poldi Pezzoli Museum, Foscarini and Inventario have partnered up once again for Milan Design Week 2013. Located in Via Manzoni, the museum has opened its doors to design with an exhibition titled Intorno al libro - tra Arte e Design (Around books – between art and design).

Daniel Eatock: Arranged around a theme of content and other common characteristics, 2010

More than 100 pieces are on display, including design objects (lecterns, bookcases, bookmarks, etc) and furnishings, designed by the most influential players of our times on the international design scene. Amongst these designers are grand masters such as Cini Boeri, Gae Aulenti, Giotto Stoppino, Franco Raggi, Giulio Iacchetti, Martí Guixé, Gabriele Pezzini, Matteo Ragni, Paul Cocksedge, Ross Lovegrove and Marco Ferreri.

Niko Economidis: Read – Unread Bookshelf, 2011

Curated by Beppe Finessi, the exhibition interprets the book as not only a container of words, but also as a universe of objects and design actions. The show runs until 6 May 2013.

Nils Holger Moormann: Bookinist. Nils Holger Moormann, 2007. Photo Jäger & Jäger

Sonja Marzoner: Bookmark. Fucina, 2007

Albert Barokas: Foldable magazine rack. Pierluigi Ghianda e C., 1990. Photo Studio Ballo

Bottega Ghianda: Segnalibro. Pierluigi Ghianda e C.,1935. Photo Studio Ballo

Cini Boeri: Turining bookcase. Pierluigi Ghianda e C., 1989. Photo Giancarlo Pradelli

Stefano Arienti: Enciclopedia, 2008–2009. Photo Agostino Osio. Courtesy Stefano Arienti