In his laboratory in via Sirtori in Milano, Giovanni Sacchi made wooden models for many designers and architects, such as Aldo Rossi, Marcello Nizzoli, Achille Castiglioni, Ettore Sottsass, Jr., and Marco Zanusa, among others. Today his laboratory relives in the Spazio Mil, in Sesto San Giovanni, near Milano.
Giovanni Sacchi – who was born in Sesto San Giovanni – closed down his business at the end of 1997, and all the materials in his laboratory, including several models, products, photographs, drawings, and documents, as well as the modelling laboratory with machinery and equipment, were put into the archive, which took care of cataloguing them and making them available to researchers and students.
The Giovanni Sacchi Archive’s spaces house a permanent exhibition dedicated to the process of designing certain objects. Furthermore, the laboratory has been reconstructed, with an area set up for conducting modelling workshops.
The Giovanni Sacchi archive is housed inside Spazio Mil, and hosts workshops and exhibitions focused on the world of design.