Marco Sammicheli
Created: 4. 1. 2022 from Vysoká škola uměleckoprůmyslová v Praze

Marco Sammicheli
Triennale Milano


13th January 2022, from 6 pm
Technological Centre UMPRUM, Mikulandská 134/5, Prague 1


Marco Sammicheli's presentation will be devoted to Triennale Milano history through its almost one century of cultural activities. From 1923 to 2022 Triennale organized a series of International Exhibitions, forums, shows and events that shaped the design discipline. Designers, companies, movements, curators and academics used Triennale as a meeting point and a platform for fostering aesthetics, innovation, policies, social behaviors and inclusivity. A particular chapter of his speech will also touch base on the long tradition between Czech design culture, Milan and the „Made in Italy".


Marco Sammicheli is director of the Museo Design Italiano at the Triennale Milano. At the same institution, he is a curator in the design, fashion and crafts sector. After graduating in Media Studies from the University of Siena, he first specialized in the History of Design at the Bauhaus Universität in Weimar before going on to gain a PhD in Design and Technologies for the Enhancement of Cultural Heritage from Milan Polytechnic. He is a visiting lecturer at the Shenkar College of Engineering and Design in Tel Aviv. He has curated exhibitions and catalogs for museums and galleries in Europe and the Middle East. He has written monographs on designers and architects such as Mario Bellini, Steven Holl, Bruno Munari, Carlo Mollino and Zaha Hadid, and edited publications on the city of Milan as an urban platform for the development of creative industries. A columnist for Wallpaper* and Il Sole 24 Ore, he has written articles for various international publications, including Zero, Abitare, Port and Vogue. He is a member of the scientific committee of the Fondazione Cirulli (Bologna) and the Paolo VI Collection (Brescia). Since 2005, he has been involved in a research project on design for sacred elements, involving companies, institutions and universities across Europe and Latin America as well as the Holy See.