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form is always metaphorical, never totally metaphysical; it is never a ‘destiny’ but always a fact with some kind of historical reference.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.