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Object to Project: Giorgetti Design since 1898 - Milan Design Film Festival at ACMI



Object to Project: Giorgetti Design since 1898 - Milan Design Film Festival at ACMI

ACMI and IIC Melbourne present Object to Project: Giorgetti Design since 1898 (2019, 32') di Francesca Molteni.

The history of furniture design firm, Giorgetti, began in 1898, in a family workshop in Meda, in Brianza, a region of Lombardy that became a world class hub for Italian furniture manufacturing.

It screens with two short films:

The Sound of Metal (2021, 9') by Francesca Molteni.

Architect and Venice Architecture Biennale regular Cino Zucchi guides us through the genesis of a recent collaboration with leading design firm De Castelli; a project to create their new showroom in a former art gallery in Milan (at Via Uberto Visconti di Modrone, 20). Unveiled in 2021, Zucchi leads us through the arched doors of a converted seventeenth century building into the light-filled spaces he has designed, seamlessly integrating the metals De Castelli employ in their furniture and interior design – "a place where a craftsman expresses the joy of of doing" in "a showroom not just of products, but of processes".

Doors: Lualdi Stories (2019, 34') by Francesca Molteni.

The history of Lualdi – the Italian design company that specialises in the design of interior doors and partition systems – began in a carpentry workshop in 1860. Industrial innovations in the 1960s led to a landmark collaboration with architect Luigi Caccia Dominioni, the co-creator of Lualdi's iconic glossy lacquered doors in polyster, who famously remarked that the signature red of the LCD polyester door series reminded him not "of Ferrari, but of Chinese vases". Extending its influence beyond a dedicated network of Milan-based architects, in the 1980s Lualdi branched into the British market and then into the U.S., establishing showrooms in New York and Miami; a process of internationalisation that was also fostered by industrial designer and Knoll Design Director, Carl Magnusson, who married into the family.


Screening dates and time

Wed 25 May 2022, 6:30pm

Sun 29 May 2022, 6:15pm


Cinemas, Level 2
ACMI, Fed Square

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Date: Da Wednesday, May 25, 2022 a Sunday, May 29, 2022

Organized by : ACMI and IIC Melbourne

Entrance : With fee


ACMI, Federation Square