A Nineteen Sixties Ettore Sottsass House Reconstructed in Milan


The Triennale Milano not too long ago opened a everlasting exhibition devoted to iconic Italian designer Ettore Sottsass. Sala Sottsass, situated at Palazzo dell’Arte, consists of a reconstructed model of Casa Lana, a non-public Milanese residence designed by Memphis Group founder Sottsass within the Nineteen Sixties. Along with Casa Lana, varied exhibitions and occasions are being held to rejoice the designer’s works and concepts. The exhibition is now open to the general public due to a donation by Sottsass’ widow, Barbara Radice Sottsass. For extra data on Casa Lana, go to triennale.org.

The exhibition exhibits the core of the unique condominium that includes a wood construction with built-in sofas organized in a U-shape with a view to create a non-public place to speak or take heed to music. Above the seating is a sequence of built-in cabinets for storage, together with perforated screens that permit gentle by. In Domus in 1967, Sottsass described how the areas across the core had been optimized for various functions and by taking away corridors, “somewhat piazza is created, the place one can transfer and meet.”

Immediately Triennale Milano is giving the world a beautiful shock: the devoted reconstruction of part of Ettore Sottsass’s Casa Lana, a ‘room inside a room’ that Triennale has dismantled and reassembled precisely because it was, due to the help of Iskra Grisogono of Studio Sottsass and to conversations with the household of the unique proprietor. Milan is now dwelling to an genuine time machine, created by one of many worldwide geniuses of the 20 th century.

– Stefano Boeri, President of Triennale Milano

Images by Gianluca Di Ioia.

Caroline Williamson is Editorial Director of Design Milk. She has a BFA in pictures from SCAD and might normally be discovered trying to find classic wares, doing New York Occasions crossword puzzles in pen, or remodeling playlists on Spotify.