Storie di Ventenni
From 14 to 19 April, Domus opens the archives of some of the most iconic designers of all times: “Youthful Stories – Storie di Ventenni” celebrates the early careers of Alessandro Mendini, Mario Bellini, Paolo Rizzatto, Alberto Meda, Antonio Citterio, Michele De Lucchi, Jasper Morrison, Humberto & Fernando Campana, Konstantin Grcic and Ronan & Erwan Bouroullec.
Organised by Domus with the support of Lexus, the exhibition revisits the experiences of youth that helped forge the personalities and map the lives of ten greats who have shaped the evolution of design
What they designed, how they lived and what inspired the young minds of these thinkers, experimenters and bold visionaries destined to become legends. The initial thoughts, first productions and new intuitions of the 20th-century masters show how, in the past, young talents managed to fuel an inner passion through relations, contacts, intellectual exchanges, study trips and early publications. Surprising, unexpected and sometimes perplexing, these figures successfully changed points of view and found new keys to the contemporary world.
Sharing a prodigious creative and design talent, those featured in the exhibition were discovered and launched by Domus, some in the very years when Mendini and Bellini were at the helm – two outstanding innovators who created and nurtured several generations of great designers.
Never previously seen objects, sounds, sketches and models, prototypes, recently recorded memories and extraordinary archive films, thoughts, ambitions and hopes – all celebrating the fertility of youth with a desire to inspire future generations of designers to carve out their own paths with optimism and curiosity, embracing life and a love for this exceptional profession.