Quote of the day…

‎It is important to realize that whatever we do or design has iconographic references, it comes from somewhere; any form is always metaphorical, never totally metaphysical; it is never a ‘destiny’ but always a fact with some kind of historical reference. To put an object on a base means to monumentalize it, to make everyone aware it exists.

Ettore Sottsass, A Critical Biography

This quote was actually read on the Stedelijk’s (Museum of Contemporary Art of Amsterdam, NL) Facebook page. The museum in fact is currently working on its imminent re-opening, the 23rd of September, after years of renovation. For the first time its design collection will have a permanent presentation, giving the visitors the chance to admire its pieces collected since 1934, with about 2000 works on display, divided through 13 rooms following chronological thus thematic lineages.

Stedelijk’s new facade, Photo: John Lewis Marshall

Click here to read about the design collection show preparation, and here to check their future programme on their brand new website.

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