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For the occasion, during the Milan Design Week, UniFor presents a prestigious multimedia installation curated by Ron Gilad at Palazzo of Brera, residence of important institutions such as the Academy of Fine Arts and the Pinacoteca di Brera. In the Cortile d’Onore, in the Sala Napoleonica and in the Sala della Passione, for the very first time, Ron Gilad links UniFor’s industrial civilization with the educational values of one of Italy’s earliest colleges, the Accademia di Belle Arti di Brera, and with the masterpieces of art history preserved in the Pinacoteca di Brera. An expansion of the installation will take place in the historical Showroom of the Company, in Corso Matteotti 14 in Milan, presenting highlights from the past and the current of UniFor.

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For the occasion it’s retracing five decades in the history of Italian design and telling the story of its historic journey in a new book edited by Fulvio Irace, with graphics from Pierluigi Cerri, and printed by Skira.

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50 years of an Italian success story: the lifetime of a company, UniFor, that has propelled Italian design to international prominence. Projects, products, architects, and designers in a publication that reconstructs the backstage and originality of a manufacturing method and system based on the spaces that foster community.

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The story begins in the 1970s in Turate, in the province of Como, when Angelo Mangiarotti designed the very first headquarters and plant, to be gradually enlarged as the business grew. The version factory was based on a method of vertical integration that allowed attention to quality management, while the classic simplicity of the campus became a living manifesto of the company’s spirit of business.

It was no coincidence that Angelo Mangiarotti also designed among UniFor’s first powerful furniture collection, the 4D, alongside another bestseller and longseller, the Modulo 3 by Bob Noorda and Franco Mirenzi. These were joined over the years by more extraordinary and famous goods: Naòs System by Studio Cerri & Associati, Less by Jean Nouvel, Element Office Collection by Foster + Partners, MDL System by Michele de Lucchi, Parete AP by Andrée Putman, Moodway by Fernando Urquijo, Flipper FortyFive by Pagani and Perversi, Régua by Álvaro Siza, the Parigi chair by Aldo Rossi, and many others.

UniFor Installation by Ron Gilad at Palazzo of Brera

8 – 14 April 2019

Monday – Saturday 10pm – 9pm
Sunday 10am – 7pm

Via Brera 28 – Milan