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Museo Del Design 1880-1980, Milan

Categories: Art Galleries, Specialty Museums, Museums
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2.3/5 based on 20 reviews on the web
After the success of its preview during Milan Design Week in collaboration with Borsa Italiana, Museo del Design 1880-1980 is now opening its door once again in the new location of Via Borsi 9 conveniently situated between the metro stations of Porta Genova and Romolo in the Navigli District of Milan.

The museum was originally founded in Ravenna in 1988 by Raffaello Biagetti and co-curated by Giovanni Klaus Koenig, Filippo Alison and Giuseppe Chigiotti with the clear goal of telling the story of the birth and evolution of one of the most important cultural and social phenomena of the last century: Design.

MUSEO DEL DESIGN 1880-1980 aims to represent the most crucial moments of the evolution of Italian and International industrial product design, highlighting nuances and contrasts through the different experiences that have generated contemporary design. The collection, was put together and curated with the clear aim of creating a sound didactic tool to teach the history and development of the sector and to guide the visitor on an imaginary voyage through the evolution of creativity applied to objects. The efforts of the founder and co-curators were strengthened by the help and vision of great names such as Dino Gavina, Ettore Sottsass, Ignazio Gardella and many other authors, who contributed to the realization of a “theatrical museum” where every stage is a scene, a chapter in a book, able to generate a consistent and unbiased vision, chronological and accurate in its references to the most important protagonists of world design.

Now, thanks to the vision of Musei Italiani, this collection has been brought to Milan for the duration of EXPO 2015 so that the greater public, both Italian and International can appreciate and learn from this unique museum experience.
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  • In this museum are famous and emblematic design objects that are virtually icons, ok, but the view is so short that I think not worth anywhere near 10 euros (pay 8 with discount for students, better than nothing). Long story short is an exhibition of almost only armchairs, chairs, some lights and some table, all divided into any room. Me and my friends we came out totally disappointed.
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  • In the Navigli area is a museum dedicated to the hundred years of design history. Informative, interesting and. .. Ticket bought online for 11.5 euros.
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  • Twice the ticket price to the spectacular museo del Novecento in piazza del Duomo. The exhibits are very few, you visit in 5 minutes. 5!! There are only design chairs and armchairs, historical pieces, but that does not justify the price of admission. Not worth the ticket price. Trust me and visit other museums in Milan.
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  • I am passionate about design and this place is like the design Hall of Fame! I found the exhibition extremely moving - you can really feel the historical importance of the pieces and imagine the lives lived around them. Near the metro in the canal district so good for an after-museum drink or nibble. Definitely worth a visit.
  • Beautiful depth of the initiative Wednesday! History, trivia and a glass in the company (at a good price that never hurts!)! A new and interesting date for Milan.
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  • A beautiful place to see and discover: a hundred years of furniture all together; There is something for all tastes! The visit is worth at least for the final masterpiece: the Proust of Mendini! Highly recommended!
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  • Nice to hear so many stories that have made the Italian creativity. I highly recommend to go into the weekend with the ticket you have a leisurely guided tour!
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  • A collection of crazy design navigli! By Mackintosh to Russian avant-garde models, all I ever studied or did I miss on the history of design. I'll be back soon for movies that I have not had time to see in the Cinema of Design!
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