Milan City Break Part 3

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So in our trip to Milan we visited a lot of places. One of the museums we visited was the Triennale di Milano.

We saw 3 exhibitions, but I’m only going to write about two. The first exhibition is about an amazing architect and designer Mario Bellini.

The second is “Elegantia” by Jos de Gruyter and Harald Thys.

This post is more like a photographic one. These exhibitions are now over.

Mario Bellini

Mario Bellini is an Italian architect and designer. He has designed many things from furniture to buildings. What I find fascinating is the way he works. From quick sketching, to perspective drawings, to material experimentation. Furthermore, to amazing final architecture models and visualisations.

His furnitures and designs have a flow. Like they are alive and breathe.

These are the architectural models.

Most of the models are full of curves, waves and a flow….


These are Bellini’s sketches. They are beautiful and so well executed. The below sketches are made in multi layers, they are not just one flat sketch!

“Elegantia” by Jos de Gruyter and Harald Thys

The second exhibition “Elegantia” was simply amazing. Faces, sketches, perspectives, illusions and irony.

These are just some of the words I could use to describe it.

Here is a stop motion animation video I made with the help of my partner. This part of the exhibition was showing an illusion of the mind.

Anyway, this was it.

Triennale di Milano has also  temporary exhibitions, but we didn’t have the time or the energy to see everything! Maybe next time? You never know.

It is absolutely a must see place to visit.

‘Till next time, keep smiling!