Molteni Museum is born, a Group identity’s tale

A dynamic space, steeped in memories, a place for research but also a meeting place for the numerous local and international communities. Molteni Group has inaugurated the new Molteni Museum, dedicated to the preservation and divulgation of the Group heritage.

Designed by Jasper Morrison, with the image coordinated by Studio Cerri & Associati, the Museum covers Molteni’s history, innovation, research and quality, showcasing 48 iconic products and original prototypes of the Group’s companies: Molteni&C, Dada, Unifor and Citterio.

The Museum is the result of a long process of historical recognition. This gave rise to the Molteni Archive, a place devoted to the research, preservation and study of the Molteni Group’s cultural heritage.  Based in an old country house, within the Giussano complex, the archive’s purpose is to analyse, catalogue and file historical documents.

The exhibition is thus enriched with new finds, furniture and hitherto unpublished documents, drawings and designs, communication and graphic material, which, thanks also to multimedia staging and a dedicated website, will make a visit to the museum an experience that can be enjoyed on line too.

The Molteni Complex, in the heart of the design production district, which already hosted the Glass Cube pavilion, designed by Ron Gilad, and the “How you make it” video installation, in the QallaM multimedia space designed by Patricia Urquiola, thus enriches the history of the Group’s corporate identity, following the 80!Molteni exhibition at Milan’s Galleria d’Arte Moderna, inaugurated in April to coincide with the Salone del Mobile.