Località Collina, 17, 50041 Calenzano FI, Italia
The Museum of Industrial Design originated from an idea conceived by the Anna Querci Foundation in connection with the Department of Architecture Design at the University of Florence and the Municipality of Calenzano.
The permanent exhibition housed in the Art and Design Centre in Calenzano showcases more than 100 pieces that have been donated or acquired. These pieces, dating between the period 1960 to the present, include the Sanluca couch by Castiglioni (1960); the Larus chaise-longue by Poltrona Frau; the Vertebra sofa by E. Ambasz and G. Piretti (1979); the Nuova Simonelli Microbar coffee machine (2004); the Fighter Bluetooth helmet by Momo Design (2003); the innovative Anellum lamp by Giugiaro for Muvis (2005); the Ettore Sottssas Valentina typewriter (1969); the Rinaldo Donzelli Graziella bike; the fiber-optic bookshelf by Acerbis (2005); and various products by Brionvega, Danese, Flos, Olivetti and more, including pieces by Renzo Piano and Enzo Mari.
This unique and personal collection outlines the development and connection to the structure, form and technology of the fundamental aspects of the design process as well as Italian industrial production.