Copper Crossing at Triennale Design Museum, Milan

Opened last week at Milan’s Triennale Design Museum, the exhibition Copper Crossing explores the metal of the moment in its many different forms and applications, including contemporary art, design, technology, science and architecture, with more than 250 pieces on show.

In the world of design, copper has been trending strongly in recent years. Dimorestudio, Tom Dixon, Martí Guixé, Ross Lovegrove and Oskar Zieta, to mention a few, have each designed common household objects focusing on the shine of copper, its oxidation and technological applications. A selection of more than 100 objects designed by the top names in design will be presented in the exhibition, together with apparel by Romeo Gigli and Prada, who have also experimented with the qualities of copper in their collections.

The section devoted to contemporary art will represent the most important post-war art movements, from Arte Povera to Minimal Art.

Architecture is explored through 10 scale models representing the work of some of the greatest architects, and finally a section dedicated to technology features applications in IT, medical equipment, energy conduction and transportation.

The show will run until 9 November 2014.

– Annalisa Rosso

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