From September 2017 to early 2018, the ADAM- Brussels Design Museum has the pleasure to host the exhibition A Tribute to Componibili, realized in collaboration with the Kartell Museo (Milan - Italy) and part of the Brussels Design September festival.
A Tribute to Componibili will celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the Componibili, a new type of furniture designed in 1967 by Anna Castelli Ferrieri. These were the rst modular interior design pieces which could be assembled too. They were made of the very new ABS, a material which was an important milestone in the history of plastic due to its mechanical and aesthetic characteristics. Anna Castelli Ferrieri was able to understand, often before her male colleagues, the living needs of her times and she responded with very functional products such as the Componibili, which bore out that concept of modularity and became a leitmotif lasting down through the following decades. Far from the traditional furniture intended for certain speci c environments with clearly de ned functions (such as the sideboard, the night table or the commode), Componibili t into any context and met the living needs of young people in the 1960s.
The exhibition tells the story of Componibili from an emotional viewpoint, to recount the way in which Componibili modular furniture interpreted interior design and encountered new tasted in contemporary living trends from the ’60 to date.
To complete the exhibition, designers as Ron Arad, Mario Bellini, Antonio Citterio, Ferruccio Laviani, Piero Lissoni, Alberto Meda, Alessandro Mendini, Nendo, Fabio Novembre, Philippe Starck, Patricia Urquiola, Tokujin Yoshioka, and Emilio Pucci and Missoni, will present their own personal interpretation of the Componibili.
Furthermore, the exhibition will show the new interpretations of Componibili by the Belgian designers Xavier Lust Unfold and Muller Van Severen, which will enrich the exhibition and will emphasize the strong connection with Brussels Design September festival.