Ten Small Atlases

Ten Small Atlases is a group exhibition focusing on design process, the way things come to be made. Ten designers show their visual vocabularies, creative strategies and dictionary of allusions based on which are conceived their displayed works. Each designer is given a space to display the work and a collection of other objects, writings, drawings, images that influenced, inspired, compelled and encouraged the designer in creating the work. Ten dedicated small areas will collect thoughts that will show the creative process and tell the story about the conceiving of each designer’s work and therefore will appear like ‘ten small atlases’.

An Atlas is a means of organizing a body of knowledge on a specific subject: generally identified with a systematic collection of geographic maps, by extension the expression also refers to a collection of tables, illustrated or otherwise, reproducing everything useful for coding and providing information about a study topic. An Atlas is simultaneously a compendium, inventory and archive, generally providing an elegant anthology of visually conveyed information, also thanks to the language of mapping or cartographic transcription.

Ten Small Atlases is a collective exhibition setting out to present the IN Residence project on contemporary design with a view to highlighting the key concepts of “dialogue” and “process” and resorting to the means of a “story”.

Ten Small Atlases is a group exhibition focusing on design process, the way things come to be made. Ten designers show their visual vocabularies, creative strategies and dictionary of allusions based on which are conceived their displayed works. Each designer is given a space to display the work and a collection of other objects, writings, drawings, images that influenced, inspired, compelled and encouraged the designer in creating the work. Ten dedicated small areas will collect thoughts that will show the creative process and tell the story about the conceiving of each designer’s work and therefore will appear like ‘ten small atlases’.

An Atlas is a means of organizing a body of knowledge on a specific subject: generally identified with a systematic collection of geographic maps, by extension the expression also refers to a collection of tables, illustrated or otherwise, reproducing everything useful for coding and providing information about a study topic. An Atlas is simultaneously a compendium, inventory and archive, generally providing an elegant anthology of visually conveyed information, also thanks to the language of mapping or cartographic transcription.

Ten Small Atlases is a collective exhibition setting out to present the IN Residence project on contemporary design with a view to highlighting the key concepts of “dialogue” and “process” and resorting to the means of a “story”.

LocationVentura Lambrate, Milan (Italy)
TypologyProduct Design
ClientIN Residence
Year2010