Storet, the story of a chest of drawers
“Congratulations Nanda”, wrote Lodovico Acerbis to Nanda Vigo in April 1994, after the success of the Storet chest of drawers, presented for the first time at the Salone del Mobile. A simple chest of drawers in its vertical structure, but transgressive in its shapes due to the contrast between the clear lines of the structure and the mouldings of the glossy lacquered drawers.
7th September to 1th November 2021
Nanda Vigo Archive
Via Gorani 8, Milano
Exhibition curated by Archivio Nanda Vigo
in cooperation with Acerbis
Historical documents, courtesy of Archivio Nanda Vigo, Milano
Photographs, Lorenzo Cappellini Baio
Nanda Vigo has worked with an interdisciplinary approach between art, design, architecture and the environment. She has always been engaged in a variety of projects both as an architect and as a designer and artist. Her lively career has been characterised by a focus on and pursuit of art, which has led her to collaborate with the most significant figures of our time and to initiate projects aimed at enhancing its value.
- 1 Lodovico Acerbis with Nanda Vigo during the “Lodovico Acerbis Designer” exhibition in 2007
- 2 Letter from Nanda Vigo to Lodovico Acerbis 1992, sent together with the drawing
- 3 Drawing of the Storet eight drawer dresser, 1992
The archive, founded at the request of Nanda Vigo herself in 2013, aims to promote and protect at the same time the sixty-year work of the artist, who had already given visibility to her lively career in recent years with important exhibitions all over the world.
Twenty-seven years after Storet’s first debut, on the Supersalone 2021 event, the Nanda Vigo Archive celebrates this iconic product with the “Storet Story” exhibition. A focus on the chest of drawers designed and engineered by the Milanese artist in 1992, and later produced in 1994. Throughout the exhibition, visitors are accompanied by historical documents, drawings and correspondence between Lodovico Acerbis and the designer Nanda Vigo for the creation of this iconic piece of furniture.
The Collection Catalogue brings together in one story the dual soul of Acerbis: the iconic spirit of the Remasters collection with the contemporary spirit of the more recent designs.