Skip to Content

A Monthly Culture Matrix For the Cosmopolitan Traveler

Radical: Italian Design 1965–1985, The Dennis Freedman Collection

Museum of Fine Arts / Houston / Art

“An object is something that tells a tale… You can almost read it, as if it were literature,” said the Italian designer Alessandro Mendini, who died last year. Mendini was one of the figures behind the explosion of disruptive, provocative design in postwar Italy, which was part of a larger effort to revive the country’s depressed economy. Prototypes, one-of-a-kind, and limited-edition works from the major Italian designers of the period, including Ugo La Pietra, Gianni Pettena, and Mendini, are collected in a new show exploring the radicalism at the heart of this movement. —J.V.

Traveling to: Yale University School of Architecture, New Haven (Fall 2021).

Museum of Fine Arts 1001 Bissonnet St, Houston, TX 77005, USA
Get Directions »
Start a New Search
Subscribers Only

Start your free trial to access the full Arts Intel Report

Subscribe to Air Mail to access every article
and search our entire Arts Intel Report.

Subscribe Now

Already a subscriber? Sign in here.