Bonacina Museo Galleria Giardino is a place where visitors can immerse themselves in the “Bonacina Universe” thanks to an experiential exhibition that develops within the walls of the historical/original architecture designed in 1960 by the architect Lorenzo Forges Davanzati. Commissioned by Vittorio Bonacina, the second generation of the family, the building was initially intended to host the showroom, the laboratory, and the rattan cane and rattan core storage area. Having remained the brand’s main exhibition space over the years, it had been transformed into a multifunctional place, able to return a clear image of the heritage and philosophy of the brand.

The building, a rational architecture with large windows that flood the interior spaces with natural light, retains its original characteristics but has been renovated in a sustainable perspective with new heat pumps and lighting systems. The Museum houses a century of prototypes and designs from the Historical Archive, memory of the brand, works, and studies still used today as a starting point for new projects and collaborations. The Archive, while maintaining its original characteristic, evolves into a dynamic language, which leaves room for new interpretations and visions. Prototypes and product studios, such as the 1951 Franco Albini’s Margherita and Gala armchairs, are on display along with unpublished products by designers including Joe Colombo, Raffaella Crespi, Ico Parisi, and Gio Ponti.

Via San Primo 19, 22040 Lurago d’Erba (CO)
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