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| Designbest editorial staff


veryone ready for a quick trip during the Christmas holidays? If you already have a plane ticket in hand, take your time and get to the airport extra early; not to prepare for Covid checks, but rather to check out a design exhibition.

The Triennale Milano has put the design exhibition I gesti del tempo (Signs of time) on show at Milan Linate Airport.

In June, on the occasion of the renovations and expansion of Milan Linate Airport, the Triennale Milano brought in a selection of pieces from great masters of design and architecture from its permanent collection. This second exhibition, curated by the Triennale Milano’s director Marco Sammicheli, speaks about the measurement of time through some objects of the museum’s permanent collection which will spend time in the spaces of Linate.

Time has always marked our daily lives, obligations and leisure. It is part of a collective ritual and this exhibition attempts to highlight its every aspect through a catalog of artifacts which were made to measure, imagine, and interpret the sense of time.

I gesti del tempo is divided into four thematic areas: il tempo della sosta (rest time) covers leisure, vice and vision; while il tempo del sogno (dream time) speaks of escape and exoticism; il tempo del lavoro (work time) looks at time as mathematical measure and ratio, and il tempo degli interni (interior time) as intimacy.

Open to the public, it is a reflection on how we spend and perceive our time through our daily rituals and high-paced lifestyle. You can take in the beauty of design while you wait for your flight, rush to your gate, or even while picking up a loved one and dreaming of your next trip.

In the airport hall you will also find Carlton by Ettore Sottsass, which celebrates the 40th anniversary of Memphis, the design and conceptual movement founded in Milan in 1981.

This is another project which hopes to bring the Museum to public spaces in order to make culture available to all. In fact, every six months, the Triennale will present a new selection of works.

It is a chance for you to, once awhile, take a time out.

Where: Linate Airport, via Circonvallazione Idroscalo, Milan, Italy
When: until June 20, 2022



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