Italian Design Beyond the Crises
The official catalogue of Triennale Design
Museum’s 7th edition.
Italian Design Beyond the Crises
The official catalogue of Triennale Design Museum’s 7th edition.
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Detail from the colophon
with the trademark
of the museum designed
by Pierluigi Cerri.

Ph. © Nicola-Matteo Munari
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Italian Design Beyond The Crises
Catalogue, 31×24 cm
400 pages

2014 © Italo Lupi + Nicola-Matteo Munari
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Detail from the end paper
with the title overprinted
in various colours.

Ph. © Nicola-Matteo Munari
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The trademarks of the museum
and that of Corraini Edizioni, this
one designed by Bruno Munari.

Ph. © Nicola-Matteo Munari
The Exhibition

The seventh annual exhibition of the Triennale Design Museum was dedicated to the ‘Italian Design Beyond the Crises,’ focusing on three crucial historical moments—the autarky of the 1930s, the austerity of the 1970s, and contemporary self-production.

The exhibition was completed by a massive catalogue of 400 pages that was published by Corraini Edizioni and edited by Beppe Finessi, editor-in-chief of Inventario magazine.
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Preliminary graphics for
the catalogue’s cover, designed
when the title was supposed
to be ‘Autodasé.’

2014 © Italo Lupi + Nicola-Matteo Munari
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Detail of an image portraying
designer Enzo Mari,
transformed in an illustration
by using a halftone screen.

Ph. © Nicola-Matteo Munari
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The catalogue includes
many previously unreleased
sketches and drawings.

Ph. © Nicola-Matteo Munari
400 Pages, 800 Images

Designed under the direction of graphic design master Italo Lupi (1934), the catalogue is enriched by many original contributions and by the works of many among the most important personalities of Italian design and decorative arts.

The reproductions include works by Fortunato Depero, Alessandro Mendini, Franco Albini, Gio Ponti, Paolo Ulian, Salvatore Ferragamo, Ettore Sottsass, and many others.
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Detail of a caption from a page dedicated to Gio Ponti.

Ph. © Nicola-Matteo Munari
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Ph. © Nicola-Matteo Munari
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Detail of a sculpture from the
1950s made by Gio Ponti.

Ph. © Nicola-Matteo Munari
 Italian Design Beyond the Crises focuses
on three historical moments of great crisis,
to check if and how the culture of design
has been able to transform constraints and
limitations into opportunities.
Silvana Annicchiarico
Director, Triennale Design Museum
 Italian Design Beyond the Crises focuses on three historical moments of great crisis, to check if and how the culture of design has been able to transform constraints and limitations into opportunities.
Silvana Annicchiarico
Director, Triennale Design Museum
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Ph. © Nicola-Matteo Munari
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Detail of the opening page
of the first chapter.

Ph. © Nicola-Matteo Munari
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Rea chair designed by architect Paolo Tilche (1925–2002), from a page dedicated to mid-century furniture.

Ph. © Nicola-Matteo Munari
A Coordinated Design

The design of the catalogue was an integral part to the visual identity developed for the 7th edition of Triennale Design Museum and was awarded the Compasso d’Oro Honorary Mention from ADI—the Italian Industrial Design Association.

—Nicola-Matteo Munari

Client
Triennale Design Museum

Publisher
Corraini Edizioni

Design
Italo Lupi
Nicola-Matteo Munari

Production
CorrainiStudio

Print
Esperia

Project Date
2014