Italian design: a story, a project

The relationship between the designer Vico Magistretti and entrepreneur Maddalena De Padova is the key to explaining the unique intertwining of professional lives, ambitious projects and informal encounters. We will take you on a tour of the projects of the Fondazione Magistretti and their beautiful outcomes in the splendid De Padova showroom. We will explore Magistretti’s studio/museum, established a few years ago in Milan to promote the work of the great designer. We will also have the opportunity to admire the famous pieces and new versions of the designer’s work that are currently available at the new De Padova/Boffi showroom.


Approved by Cologni Foundation for the Métiers d’Art

Photo courtesy: show room De Padova

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by Marco Palmieri

Marco was born in Naples, where he graduated cum laude with a degree in Architecture from Federico II University. After completing his studies in Dublin, he worked abroad for some time. He later returned to Italy to work with Ettore Sottsass. Besides being an architect, interior designer and museum exhibit designer, Marco is also an artist whose works have been exhibited since 2008 at  Galleria Antonia Jannone in Milan and in personal shows in Matera, Naples, and Paris.


Photo by Emanuela Colombo, Beatrice Costa, Elisabetta Gavazzi, Elena Artoni, Rossano Valeri

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