La Triennale di Milano
Since its first edition in 1923, La Triennale di Milano is an internationally renowned exhibition on decorative arts, design, industrial arts and modern architecture, held every 3 years in Milan. It has a reputation for being at the forefront on all of these disciplines.
In recent years the Triennale has displayed retrospective exhibitions on major artists like Keith Haring and Roy Lichtenstein and designer brands like Giorgio Armani and Louis Vuitton.
This year a vast program of exhibitions, events, competitions, festivals and meetings is taking place throughout the city (April- September 2016), in instiutions and spaces such as MUDEC, the National Museum of Science and Technology “Leonardo da Vinci”, BASE Milano, the Museo Diocesano, the University of Milan, the Accademia di Belle Arti di Brera and many others.
The main venue of the Triennale is the so called Palazzo dell’Arte (Art Palace), located at the edge of the Parco Sempione.
Since 2007 the palace hosts the amazing Triennale Design Museum, which is part of the Triennale di Milano and is dedicated solely to Italian design. Every year the exhibition is renewed and focuses on a different aspect or period. The ninth edition has the title Women in Italian Design
(2 April – 19 February 2016) and explores one of the most delicate aspects of design, which is that of gender.
But the Triennale Design Museum is not a museum in the classical sense, it has a perfect mix of culture and leisure which makes it a place to hang out every day. Cross the suspended footbridge and discover the Italian design from a different point of view, find books and original objects and souvenirs at the Shop, have a snack and enjoy an espresso sitting on iconic design chairs at the Caffè, relax in the garden, book your table in the panoramic restaurant Terrazza Triennale for a dinner with a view…
What an enriching experience!
Triennale Design Museum
Viale Alemagna 6, Milano
Opening hours: 10.30 am – 8.30 pm
(closed on Monday)