Design is an integral part of the culture of Milano and Lombardy. A dense network of public museums and enterprises, studios and private archives testify to its historical contribution to the city’s heritage.
Our itinerary begins in a special location, the Achille Castiglioni studio museum in Piazza Castello. Not far away in Viale Alemagna stands the Triennale building where the Museum of Italian Design presents for the first time in a permanent exhibition a selection of the most iconic and representative pieces of Italian design. Continuing towards Pagano, in via Telesio, the Fondazione Franco Albini hosts the archive of this "artisan" architect. In Via Bramante, at the Fondazione Adi visitors can admire the historical collection of the Compasso d'Oro awards, the most prestigious Italian design trophy. Noviglio - about twenty kilometres outside Milano - is home to the Kartell Museum, while to the north of the city you can visit the historical Busnelli collection in Misinto and the Giovanni Sacchi Archive in Sesto San Giovanni, at the Museo dell’Industria e del Lavoro.