Museo del Design 1880-1980
Museo del Design 1880-1980
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Neighbourhood: Navigli
The Navigli is part of historic Milan. In the ancient days, the entire city was linked with canals, similar to Venice. Today, most of the canals are gone, but the Navigli remains a canal-based neighborhood. There are two major canals: Naviglio Pavese and Naviglio Grande. The Naviglio Grande's bridges greet visitors at dusk with an amazing view. The Navigli district specializes in clubs, cafes, and vintage shops. Lifestyle reigns supreme here. You can start the walk from the Colonne di San Lorenzo, an antique colonnade in front of the Basilica di San Lorenzo. During the daytime, this place acts as a meeting point for artists and students reading books or chatting with friends; the nights turn it into a stepping-stone for club hoppers. Science lovers will also relish the opportunity to visit the Science and Technology National Museum Leonardo Da Vinci, showcasing inventions of the Italian genius.
How to get there
  • Romolo • 8 min walk
  • Porta Genova • 9 min walk
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Maarten B
10 contributions
Jul 2017 • Couples
We saw a very good exposition on migration here. It was an eye opener from different perspectives of immigration.
The design part was less spectacular but a nice walkthrough though.
Written 25 July 2017
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ViviFate
Stuttgart, Germany2 contributions
Nov 2016 • Friends
If you pass the building and see the way it is advertised you expect a museum where you can actually spend time while getting to know some more detailed information about the different objects. Well, you receive a paper at the entrance but that's all. After 15 minutes at the latest you are done. It's basically one floor only with some chairs, desks and lamps beneath the names of the designers. 10€ for 15 minutes for a few chairs. I can really not recommend it!
The staff is friendly though :)
Written 5 November 2016
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bellemonde
Vienna, Austria211 contributions
Jun 2016
having some 140 pieces of furniture, mostly chairs with some iconic ones by great designers, does not make it a museum, let alone a good one, and certainly not commensurate with the 10EUR ticket price.

The range of exhibits is too small and narrow to be called a museum. Having no explanatory texts other than a name tag, the museum gives a sense of a chair showroom rather than a place that provides an informative experience. It would be very easy to elaborate with additional information easily available on internet, but there are none. Any reasonably good industrial design book on chairs would be far more informative and comprehensive. Notable absent classic designs here include the ball chair, Panton S chair and bar stools.

Furthermore, being named Museum of Design is quite misleading. Patrons would expect more than just chairs, as design encompasses far more than just (one type of) furniture.

not recommended, not worth the time to get there, and the entrance price. An “extraordinary journey” it certainly is not. Take 20 minutes at most to see all the exhibits.
Written 25 June 2016
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Blondenomad94
Brisbane, Australia108 contributions
Jan 2016
I hope this is the right place I visited, it was definetly in this complex on the ground floor and when I visited there was an exhibition on furniture by the greats such as Frank Lloyd Wright, Eames, Corbussier and the Bauhaus greats.

I enjoyed this visit a lot and the staff were really great a real credit to the gallery. This a a tucked away place that probably doesn't appear on the tourist maps but if you love design you must visit. The gallery.

Highly recommend this venue, thank you for you great exhibition.
Written 26 January 2016
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Tiddlywinks2013
Abingdon, UK8 contributions
Sep 2015 • Friends
We visited this museum in September and it had only recently opened. It's clearly at an early stage of the collection - that said, there were 2 parts we found interesting. First, it was amazing to see how much furniture we use today was created between 100-50 years ago. Some of it was just plain ridiculous but a good deal was amazingly comfortable. Second, the museum manager was amazing. She went so out of her way to help us get our bus - printing directions and maps. And when she realised she'd suggested the wrong side of the platform, she ran to let us know - a good 10 mins trip when it was boiling hot. Recommended!
Written 27 December 2015
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RomGal
Paris, France43 contributions
Aug 2015 • Couples
We paid 8€ each (student price...) for this "museum" which is actually just a big room. . . The (friendly) staff told us that the museum is new. However that doesn't explain the price...
Almost everything can be seen on the attached pictures...
Written 30 August 2015
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Maja M
Odessa, Ukraine28 contributions
Aug 2015 • Solo
A new place, opened just 3 weeks ago, with an amazing collection of over 100 iconic objects, very well arranged and displayed. Extremely helpful and knowledgeable staff. Worth a visit!
Written 1 August 2015
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MUSEO DEL DESIGN 1880-1980 (Milan) - All You Need to Know BEFORE You Go