Each year, the Triennale Design Museum tells the story of Italian design with a new series of shows, with different themes, academic approaches and formats. Its aim is to respond to the primary question: “What is Italian design?”, offering original points of view and ideas about the discipline.
Giro Giro Tondo. Design for Children, the 10th edition of the Triennale Design Museum, shows a new history of Italian design, this time devoted to the world of children and to the design and architecture that has been created for them. It includes the games and images that have amused and informed them, the spaces within which they took their first steps, and the objects they used to discover the world.
The opening is an Ouverture, devoted to play design, curated by Stefano Giovannoni, with a powerful figurative component and a pop spirit. Then, the exhibition path, under the Art Direction of Giovannoni, winds through visual, auditory and perceptive suggestions that accompany and guide visitors through various thematic sections: Furniture, curated by Maria Paola Maino; Games, curated by Luca Fois with Renato Ocone; the Architectures, curated by Fulvio Irace; Signs, curated by Pietro Corraini; Animation, curated by Maurizio Nichetti, and Tools, curated by Francesca Balena Arista. Among these sections there are focus areas devoted to leading figures in the history of design and education.
These include Bruno Munari, curated by Alberto Munari, and Riccardo Dalisi, curated by Francesca Picchi in collaboration with Studio Dalisi, and then there is one on the education and Teachers, curated by Monica Guerra and Franca Zuccoli, and one on the imagery of storytelling, in Pinocchio, curated by Enrico Ercole. Triennale Design Museum / 1 April 2017 – 18 February 2018
Concept and Direction: Silvana Annicchiarico / Exhibition Design and Art Direction: Stefano Giovannoni with Tian Jin /
Graphic Design: Giorgio Camuffo with CamuffoLab / Curated by: Maria Paola Maino, Luca Fois with Renato Ocone, Fulvio Irace, Pietro Corraini, Monica Guerra and Franca Zuccoli, Alberto Munari, Enrico Ercole, Maurizio Nichetti, Francesca Picchi in collaboration with Studio Dalisi, Francesca Balena Arista.