A TRIBUTE TO COMPONIBILI

26.09.2017 > 29.01.2018

During the Autumn 2017, the ADAM – Brussels Design Museum hosts the exhibition A Tribute to Componibili, realized in collaboration with the Kartell Museo (Milan) to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of this iconic piece of 60’s design.

This new type of furniture was designed in 1967 by Anna Castelli Ferrieri ( 1920 – 2006 ) and they were the first modular and stackable interior design objects in ABS, a type of plastic used for the first time.. The Componibili responded to the new needs of that time as it was a very functional product which fitted into any context and bore out that concept of modularity, becoming a ‘leitmotif’ lasting down through the following decades.

The exhibition tells the history of Componibili from an emotional viewpoint and personal interpretations by designers as Ron Arad, Nendo, Philippe Starck, Mario Bellini, Ferruccio Laviani,..The Brussels edition of the exhibition is enriched by the view of Belgian designers on this iconic piece.

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