Architecture and Design. The Vico Magistretti Foundation

Wednesday, April 26th, 3.30pm

Fondazione Vico Magistretti
via Vincenzo Bellini, 1

Don't miss the chance to visit one of the exhibits expressly created for the Milano Design Week 2023!


We are going to visit the Fondazione Vico Magistretti, named after the great Milanese designer.


The stunning Vico Magistretti Studio Museum Foundation hosts design and architecture exhibits and offers guided tours, conversations and meetings on the same topics, as well as workshops and educational activities for students.


We will have a guided tour in English reserved for YesMilano Students on Wednesday, April 26th, 3.30pm

You can sign up here.



Read more about Fondazione Vico Magistretti 

Public transport

Public transport:

M1 San Babila

Bus 54, 60, 61, 73, 84, 94

Tram 9, 12, 19, 27

BikeMI stazione 86

The Conquest of Space  

On Wednesday, 29 March 2023, the Vico Magistretti Studio Museum Foundation presents the exhibition The Conquest of Space, curated by Matilde Cassani, Gabriele Neri and Luca Poncellini, members of Foundation’s scientific board.  The central issue of the exhibit is the optimization of spaces in our homes, to offer better interiors and quality of life even in confined spaces. Vico Magistretti described his project as follows:   


“From analysis of the use of volume in the home we can observe that in comparison with a very suffocating utilization of floorspace, there is only very limited or completely non-existent use of the volume available in the upper part of rooms. In particular, we can say that most of the furniture we require (above all the bulkiest items) could be positioned elsewhere with respect to the floor. I am thinking about all the storage furniture, such as wardrobes, bookcases and so on. I would like to experiment with the possibility of ‘parking’ these items in the upper portion of the volume, creating a load-bearing ceiling from which to hang this furniture.”   


The exhibition also examines many other projects, from the postwar era to the 2000s, which bear witness to Vico Magistretti’s lifetime interest in the themes of space and habitation, flexibility and transformability.   



More info about the Foundation’s exhibitions here:   

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