Florian and Spiros on show @ Triennale Milano
Until 12th September, an exhibition at the Triennale Milano will celebrate the Milanese architect and designer Vico Magistretti, with a vast exhibition that embraces his work in its entirety.
The Triennale is a symbolic place where Magistretti created his first installations, where he was curator, and which celebrates his bond with the city of Milan.
Until 12th September, 2021
The exhibition, organized in collaboration with the Fondazione Vico Magistretti, displays the heritage of drawings, sketches, models, photographs, prototypes, and original pieces conserved in his archive, together with material from the archives of companies, institutions and private collections. These include the Spiros coat hanger (1987) and the Florian folding table (1989) made by Magistretti for Acerbis.
The idea behind these two products is to transform everyday objects into design objects capable of creating a profound impression with very few elements. In its wall-mounted version, Spiros is characterized by a central pole in ash wood on which the pegs are fitted in a spiral pattern.
- 1 The Spiros concept expressed by Vico Magistretti, 1987
- 2 Spiros wall version: Morphos collection catalogue, 1987
- 3 Spiros: creative research, Acerbis archive 1988
- 4 Spiros a hanger with the linearity of a broomstick, 1987
Florian, one of Acerbis' new products for 2021, rediscovered in the company archives and now part of the Remasters collection, is a multi-level table built on a folding structure inspired by "a broomstick", which folds completely to be hung on the wall.
- 1 Studio drawings, Vico Magistretti foundation archive
- 2 Florian was created in 1983, in two versions: two-storey and three-storey
- 3 Florian, study of the dynamism of the three-storey coffee table, Vico Magistretti foundation archive