The Past is Now
“I really believe in the idea of future” Zaha Hadid
The historic furniture of Italian design, whose forms were born of the constant search for a new vision through the study of innovative figures and materials, has produced over time a strong cultural impact on the history of the furniture, and even changed our way of thinking and living in modern houses.
The installation, "The past is now", which is divided into two sections on the first and second floor of Pavilion B inside the exhibition "The future is now", presents the Lady's armchair of Marco Zanuso, Super-soft chair of Gio Ponti, the Vidun table of Vico Magistretti and other historic furniture, icon of made in Italy, according to the new scenarios of the contemporary era.
The furniture that flexibly fits into different domestic landscapes is pretty versatile beyond the seasons of taste, for which it was designed and manufactured.
Once again, the awareness of the present not only becomes the key to interpret history in the past, but also allows us to imagine at the same time a possible development of the future to come.
The dialogue between the new and the ancient, between the history and the creativity of our time, has become an opportunity to tell, through a series of still life from the actual sign, the combination of handwork and design that has made the Italian way of life famous in the world.