Triennale Design Museum

Triennale Design Museum

31 August 2016

In the Belvedere of the Royal Villa, within the heart of Brianza, is an internationally renowned hub for Italian design hosting “La Bellezza quotidiana. Un percorso in the Permanent Collection of Italian Design.”, a selection of over 200 iconic pieces from the permanent collection of the Triennale di Milano.


The exhibit is organized chronologically from the 50’s to today, alternating between objects from the masters like Gio Ponti, Piero Fornasetti, Franco Albini, Bruno Munari, Alessandro Mendini, and Andrea Branzi. In the mix are pieces from new and young designers lie Lorenzo Damiani, Martino Gamper, and Fabio Novembre of Formafantasma.


Showcasing pieces that represent the innovation of form and new applied technologies, pieces on display include the Bombé series by Alessio (1945) and the Lettera 22 by Marcello Nizzoli for Olivetti (1950), Arco by the Castiglioni brothers (1962), and Carry-on by Francesco Faccin (2013).


Curated by Michele De Lucchi, the designer responsible for the restoration of the Belvedere and the permanent spaces of the Triennale Design Museum, the exhibit is marked by a great formal cleanliness. As a base for each object, a natural wood box is used to create a harmonious dialogue between the objects and the pre-existing architecture.


Beyond the traditional labels with descriptions of each object, you’ll discover an innovative digital system cataloging the collection. Scanning the QR code or centering the object in your smartphone, visitors can access information on the pieces in real time. Learn about the designers, their products, companies, and even share and save the images you like.


The Triennale Design Museum in Monza reestablishes the historical bond with the Triennale of Milan. In 1923, the Biennale of Decorative Arts was created and the first editions were hosted at the Royal Villa of Monza. After the fourth, and last edition in Monza, all successive events were transferred to Milan in the Palazzo dell’Arte, under Giovanni Muzio.