In the second half of the 20th century, Italian design attained worldwide recognition. The Milanese photographers Aldo Ballo and Marirosa Toscani Ballo played a considerable part in this success and their images have influenced our perception of Italian Design. Presenting outstanding objects together with the photographic interpretations of the Ballos, the exhibition formulates this story as a discourse about empathy and interpretation, and about the signs of the times and their transmission into the future – from Albini, Aulenti, Bellini and Castiglioni to Colombo, Mendini, Pesce and Ponti, to Sarfatti, Sottsass und Superstudio.
Zoom. Italian Design and the Photography of Aldo and Marirosa Ballo
Vitra Design Museum, Weil am Rhein D
26 March 2011 – 3 October 2011