Morris Adjmi Architects

Aldo Rossi Design Exhibition

8,500 square feet
9 galleries
Milan, Italy

For the first time ever, more than 350 pieces of furniture and objects created by Aldo Rossi between 1960 and 1997 are on display in an exhibition designed by MA.

MA is honored to have been trusted with the layout and interior design of a nine-gallery exhibition exploring the multidisciplinary works of Pritzker Prize-winning architect, theorist, and designer Aldo Rossi—Morris Adjmi's mentor and former associate.

For the first time ever, Aldo Rossi. Design 1960-1997 assembles more than 350 pieces of furniture and ordinary objects, prototypes and models, as well as paintings, drawings, and studies that were created by Rossi between 1960 and 1997. 

Aldo made his first pieces of furniture in 1960 and in 1979 he began to collaborate with brands such as DesignTex, Artemide, Alessi, and Up&Up, now known as UpGroup. Known for his experimental use of color and materials, including marble, stone, textiles, and plastic, many of the prototypes on display are still in production today.

The exhibition invites visitors to dive into Aldo Rossi's world one room at a time. Each of the nine galleries features a unique realm in which a certain relationship between graphic design, craftsmanship, and industrial products emerges with references to Aldo's architecture and the private spaces he occupied.

Presented by the Museo del Novecento in Milan from April 29 through November 6, 2022, the exhibition is produced in partnership with art foundation Fondazione Aldo Rossi and publishing house Silvana Editoriale, and curated by art curator Chiara Spangaro.

Sketch Renderings

Opening Night

"The subtle curation by Chiara Spangaro, combined with an ultra-elegant installation scheme from New York-based Morris Adjmi Architects, imbues the whole show with a properly wistful, nostalgic air, just the kind of mood Rossi himself was so adept at conjuring." - Metropolis