This new look at the design philosophy that interrogated modern living against the turbulent political landscape of 1960s Italy accompanies the exhibition Radical: Italian Design 1965–1985, The Dennis Freedman Collection.
In the mid-1960s, reacting to contemporary social and political upheaval, young Italian architects and designers began developing a new style that openly challenged Modernism. Known as Radical Design, this pivotal movement probed possibilities for visually transforming the urban environment. Radical Design’s proponents also applied it to items such as furniture and lighting, utilizing alternative materials and an innovative formal vocabulary. Radical: Italian Design 1965–1985 surveys the work of these pioneering designers through architectural models, including rare prototypes and limited-production pieces; lighting design; furniture; paintings; and more.
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