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Aldo Rossi, 1994 - 2021

The Museo chairs, with and without arms, were conceived as a specific project for furnishing the cafeteria of the Bonnefanten Museum in Maastricht (1990 - 1995).

Design Aldo Rossi, 1994 - 2021

The Museo chairs are constructed in solid cherry and they are composed of squared elements. In the angles between the vertical and horizontal elements are small, reinforcing iron triangles painted yellow becco d’oca, as well as in between the crosspieces joining the legs.

“The reinforcing triangles are analogous to the little metal flags that one sees on the roofs of certain buildings. it is unusual how elements created for technical or constructional reasons often are transformed into decorative elements.”

- Daniele Vitale

Museo was re-edited in 2021 within the ARCHIVIOUNIFOR collection.


Aldo Rossi

Aldo Rossi (Milan, May 3, 1931 - Milan, September 4, 1997) was one of the greatest Italian architects of the 1980’s. His Molteni Group collaboration marked his passage from masterful architect to an industrial designer. He created models and furnishings for the Museum of Maastricht, the Teatro Carlo Felice in Genoa and the reconstruction of the Teatro La Fenice in Venice. Aldo Rossi designed items that were destined to become icons of the 20th century.

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Aldo Rossi

“Perhaps it is snobbery but the more I see the world, the more I feel being a citizen of it and the more I want to go back to the old way of things”

Aldo Rossi