People Marco Sammicheli


Design curator of Abitare

Marco Sammicheli is professor at the Design School of Politecnico di Milano and since 2014 he is design curator for «Abitare». He wrote a monograph on Zaha Hadid for RCS that was translated into English and Chinese, a collection of papers on Bruno Munari and some texts for catalogues on Nendo, Studio65 and Simonetta Ferrante. In 2016 he published the illustrated essay “Disegnare il sacro” (“Drawing the sacred”). In 2017, with Dejan Sudjic and Ermanno Ranzani he curated the retrospective “Mario Bellini. Italian Beauty” for the Milan Triennale.

Pic by Giulia Virgara

Every year at the Salone I discover the tangible wonder of the workforce.

— Marco Sammicheli
The interview

The version of Marco Sammicheli about Fuorisalone


The most important thing you found out or learnt at the Salone

Every year at the Salone I discover the tangible wonder of the workforce. With this word I mean all of the thousands of people, from artisans to hostesses, from business managers to students, from stand operators to designers, who enliven and feed the extraordinary design creative industry.




What did the experience of Design City leave you?

Design City was an experience complementary to the design week held in April. It was an opportunity for knowledge, sharing and dialogue and I am sure it will get even stronger opening itself to international experiences and collaborations with other existing Milanese and Italian design institutions such as schools, companies and professional studios.



The unmissable at the 2017 Design Week

I’d like to highlight the three projects I’m involved in as curator: the live palimpsest of Abitare inside the Brera Design Apartment; the solo exhibit by Adam Nathaniel Furman at the Camp Design Gallery; the exhibition 1+1+1 with Bijoy Jain, Eun Mo Chung and George Sowden at Assab One.


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