26 March-27 April 2010. This exhibition, entitled What Things We Are, gives a new interpretation of Italian design. On display are some 800 design objects, works of art, crafts and examples of the material culture, which give voice to a widespread but often less well known creativity and testify to the existence in Italy of an infinite, invisible and unorthodox world parallel to the official institutional design. Pieces of design by great artists and young designers are placed next to less known, unexpected objects, challenging and helping to redefine the concept of Italian creativity and the identity of Italian design.
Featured artists include Giorgio Morandi, Alberto Savinio, Felice Casorati, Pierluigi Calignano, Patrick Tuttofuoco, Luciano Fabro, Gianni Piacentino, Ettore Spalletti, Arduino Cantafora, Luigi Presicce, Fulvio Di Piazza, Carlo Benvenuto, Andrea Sala, Maurizio Cattelan, Salvo, Corrado Levi, Liliana Moro, Sandro Chia, Enzo Cucchi, Marco Petrus, Perino&Vele and Riccardo Previdi, who explore the history of Italian design, costume and culture, Italian food, the children