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Finnsh Design:
The Mangano Collection.
[English & Italian Texts]

Text by Mathias Braschler
Photography by
Monika Fischer
May 2006
Silvana Editoriale
Distributed By Trans-Atlantic Publications
ISBN: 9788836606627
288 Pages, Illustrated.
$75.00 Paper

The volume accompanies an exhibition showcasing Finnish designs from the Mangano collection, at the Regional Museum of Messina, Italy. The catalogue numbers beyond 300 furnishings such as tables, bookcases, carpets, lamps, ceramics, and glasses, produced in Finland from the fifties to the nineties.

It contains work from some of the most prestigious designers in the country including Alvar Aalto, Tapio Wirkkala, Timo Sarpaneva.The collection can be seen as the starting point for a journey of exploration in design culture. An extraordinary number of items have been catalogued to ensure that each one is known and placed in the broader sweep of history.

Before the cataloguing, essays by Anty Pansera, the collection's curator and Antonia Mealli, Giorgio Tartara, Arja Luukela Imperiali, Mariateresa Chirico can be found The volume is completed by an up-to-date bibliography.




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