NORMAL THINGS

Fondazione Magistretti / Milan / April 2019


photo: Francesco Romeo

exhibition curator: Claudio Rosati​

exhibition design: Luca Poncellini

with Valentina Cerra e Chiara Corbani​

graphic design: Bunker​

translations: Steve Piccolo​

cover: Cris Moyse


“The object belongs to its life,” Vico Magistretti said.

What is the life of beds, kitchens, chairs and lamps? We shape their existence. The products designed by Magistretti for the partner companies of the Foundation are thus accompanied by biological datum, cultural construct and historical determination.


The exhibition is a way to rethink the profound bond that connects us to everyday practices – from sleeping to cooking, banishing darkness to relaxing – for which objects are a means, and at times a shadow.

The exhibition will be on view at Fondazione Vico Magistretti until 2020, the centenary of the birth of the Milanese architect, and the tenth year of the Foundation itself.