The refined, elegant exhibition curated by Alba Cappellieripresents the ‘Italian Way’ through a selection of exemplary objects, representing the excellence of Italian design and manufacturing, created ‘around the body’. Icons of design, misunderstood objects that fulfill different functions – dwelling, eating, dressing, decorating – employed in different settings, from the living room to the kitchen to the office and the world of sports. The common denominator is the body, seen as the inspiration for proportions and forms, thanks to the dynamism of its movements. A variegated, mobile landscape of objects that never succumb to the temptation of narcissistic signs, but favor quiet, ironic, intelligent innovation, perhaps the most interesting aspect of the Italian approach. From the sandal by Ferragamo for Judy Garland to the carpet beater by Gino Colombini from the 1960s, and its update by Odoardo Fioravanti; from the pen by Marco Zanuso for Aurora to the DJ vest by Barnaba Fornasetti, the bottle opener by Alessandro Mendini, the pipe by Joe Colombo.