Giro Giro Tondo Exhibition at the Triennale Museum
We, at Mimi Berlin, came to know about the Giro Giro Tondo “design for children” exhibition, at the Triennale museum, which was part of the Milan Design Week during Salone del Mobile 2017, via the local newspaper Het Parool. We didn’t attend the Design Week this year because we missed our flight. This week we will be posting about venues, designs and other places we feel we really missed out on.“The opening is an Ouverture, devoted to play design with a powerful figurative component and a pop spirit.” For us this image is love at first site! (image from the local newspaper.) This we must see in real life! Must!
“A new history of Italian design, devoted to the world of children and to the design and architecture that has been created for them. It includes the games and images that have amused and informed them, the spaces within which they took their first steps, and the objects they used to discover the world.” triennale.org
Fortunately for us this exhibition runs through February 2018. (Concept and Direction:
Silvana Annicchiarico. Exhibition Design and Art Direction: Stefano Giovannoni with Tian Jin. Graphic Design: Giorgio Camuffo with CamuffoLab.
Sometimes when we have an idea, (well actually we have tons of them) and make a quick sketch, do nothing with those sketches, except for storing them in The Mimi Berlin Library of Ideas. We have a library filled with ideas. This is one of them: From the series Mimi Berlin’s Life in an Unreal world:Small People. This idea has been stored for almost half a year!
But just in time; before this idea gets old, we have opened the library. These are some of the ‘Small People’ sketches. We used them for an editorial in issue #3 of Woth Wonderful Things Magazine. We’ll keep you posted on the result!
Aphromoo from the Series: Teen Spirit Island, each 60 x 80 cm, C-Print, 2015
Doublelift from the Series: Teen Spirit Island, each 60 x 80 cm, C-Print, 2015
From the Series: Teen Spirit Island, each 60 x 80 cm, C-Print, 2015
As you can see these series (2 out of 6) are portraits of gamers, they are very dark ones (more so in real life) The boys are made barely visible by photographer joschasteffens.de, resident Artist at the Rijksakademie in Amsterdam (2016), but you can still see that they are true boys; playing playing playing. (We know it’s called gaming but we think playing is a word that is more suitable for boys, in general.) If they were men they could be pilots of some kind, or any other proffession where you sit behind a screen with devices stuck to your face…..We, at Mimi Berlin, love boys.