Triennale Design Museum is presenting a monographic exhibition devoted to one of the biggest masters of Italian design, Ettore Sottsass. The retrospective celebrating the centenary of his birth is displayed in the spaces of the Galleria dell’Architettura and is on view until 11 March 2018.
The title of the exhibition, and of the related book, There is a Planet, is that of a project that Sottsass started in the 1990s for the German publisher Wasmuth, but never completed. The project for the book, now published by Electa, was to form five groups of photographs taken by Sottsass during his travels around the world, each with its own title and essay. The photos would portray and document architecture, houses, doors, people and situations involving dwellings and, in more general terms, the presence of humans on the planet.