Every year the Triennale Design Museum narrates Italian design through a system of representations that change their themes, order and installations to try to respond to the primary question “What is Italian Design?”, offering unusual viewpoints and itineraries through the discipline.
Giro Giro Tondo. Design for Children, the 10th edition of the Triennale Design Museum, presents a new history of Italian design with an accent on children; games, toys, images, spaces and objects for young and very young users.
The exhibition is structured in thematic sections: the history of children’s furniture, curated by Paola Maino; the history of toys, curated by Luca Fois; the history of urban playgrounds, performative intervention and architecture, curated by Fulvio Irace; the history of graphics, illustration and publishing for kids, curated by Pietro Corraini; the history of animation, curated by Maurizio Nichetti; and the history of writing and drawing instruments, curated by Francesca Balena Arista.
These sections alternate with in-depth looks at outstanding figures in the history of design in relation to education, such as Bruno Munari, curated by Alberto Munari, and Riccardo Dalisi, curated by Francesca Picchi, or in the history of pedagogy, curated by Franca Zuccoli and Monica Guerra, or the imagery of storytelling, like Pinocchio, curated by Enrico Ercole.
The introduction curated by Stefano Giovannoni is on playful design.
The exhibit approach is forcefully figurative, with pop overtones, and features areas where young visitors can interact, play and learn.
Idea and coordination: Silvana Annicchiarico
Curators: Francesca Balena Arista, Pietro Corraini, Enrico Ercole, Luca Fois, Fulvio Irace, Paola Maino, Maurizio Nichetti, Alberto Munari, Francesca Picchi, Franca Zuccoli and Monica Guerra
Exhibit design: Stefano Giovannoni
Graphic design: Giorgio Camuffo