This website describes the first edition of the Tin Compasses, presented during the International Furniture Fair (14/19 April 2010) at the Triennale Bovisa (Milan).
The workshops and exhibition, which will take place at the Triennale Bovisa from 14 April through to the end of May, are the idea of Alessandro Guerriero and Riccardo Dalisi and are promoted by NABA and the Triennale Design Museum.
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In parallel to the 36 workshops, the Bovisa Triennale also hosted the exhibition of a series of ‘collections’ of objects that intersected the world of the Tin Compasses.
As a result, there was three main ‘collections’ surrounded by a series of other ‘collected’ objects (material rather than immaterial) on show for the entire duration of the event.

 

1. Tin Compasses collection by Riccardo Dalisi

1. Tin Compasses collection by Riccardo Dalisi

One hundred tin compasses. Of all shapes and sizes. Large, small, hung up, to define a phantasmagorical constellation that will accompany the visitors to the Bovisa Triennale.

2. Clothes Pegs! Four hundred of four thousand (Gad Charny and Yoav Ziv collection)

2. Clothes Pegs! Four hundred of four thousand (Gad Charny and Yoav Ziv collection)

A part (400 clothes pegs) of the famous Yoav Ziv and Gad Charny collection. Old and new clothes pegs from all over the world (a marvellous course in basic design in the form of a collection of clothes pegs).
Thanks to Hagit Pincovici.

3. Enea Bracciali’s playful inventions

3. Enea Bracciali’s playful inventions

Twenty years of hybridising objects found in the marvellous Milan flea market. A collection of toys built by assembling objects of common use. Collect (and manipulate) the past to look into the future.



These three main collections will be supported by a series of itinerant collections, cataloguing activities (already programmed in their entirety), developed during the various courses and by the various designers and teachers at Naba Design.



Alessandro Guerriero’s marbles

Alessandro Guerriero’s marbles

Do you remember days on the beach as a child? And marbles with cyclists? Here is a version for designers who don’t want to forget that they will always be children.

Instructions for use: 24 manuals drawn up and produced by the students on the Design System course (edited by: Mariano Dallago, Giorgia Lupi, Massimo Martignoni, Matteo Mocchi, with the extraordinary participation of Matteo Guarnaccia + design of the metropolitan maps)

Instructions for use: 24 manuals drawn up and produced by the students on the Design System course (edited by: Mariano Dallago, Giorgia Lupi, Massimo Martignoni, Matteo Mocchi, with the extraordinary participation of Matteo Guarnaccia + design of the metropolitan maps)

24 manuals and 12 maps to help the visitors interested in undertaking the journey through the world of “how-to”.

Elements of the whole

Elements of the whole

For the first time in Milan: aggregato.
aggregato as a gallery offering economic objects, as a studio available for minimal projects, as a laboratory for the diffusion of tools for interrogation.
aggregato offers objects for offering projects for offering words for offering tools.

16 objects, a table, 16 video-clips (prepared by the NABA Design students: Mattia Landriani, Sofia Lazzeri, Lorenzo Polo and Francis Leo Tabios)

16 objects, a table, 16 video-clips (prepared by the NABA Design students: Mattia Landriani, Sofia Lazzeri, Lorenzo Polo and Francis Leo Tabios)

A fantastically simple interactive table to see how the NABA design school works ‘behind the scenes’.

Number ninety-six spiral towers (prepared by Id-Lab and Valeria Muteri)

Number ninety-six spiral towers (prepared by Id-Lab and Valeria Muteri)

A collection of 96 Towers of Babel. Made of paper, built one by one.

Eyup! (Umut Kart / Bilgi University Istanbul) Building toys from recycled material in line with the Eyup culture

Eyup! (Umut Kart / Bilgi University Istanbul)
Building toys from recycled material in line with the Eyup culture

A re-design project. Starting out from the precious Eyup culture and the extraordinary toys built in the Ottoman period. A great tradition meets with materials of contemporary every day life. (The workshop will be held in Turkey and the resutls will be exhibited at the Triennale during the month of May).

You Know What I'm Talking About
A collection of museum exhibits for the way of life in our town (prepared by Fabio Fornasari and the students of the NABA Design internal architecture course II)

You Know What I'm Talking About

Could you make a museum exhibit for the way of life in your own town or city? Try it. Marshall McLuhan 1977

This question, over and above being used as a chapter title in catalogue of Mirko Zardini’s exhibition "Sense of the city", is also an exciting challenge to be taken up in an attempt to construct exhibits that can narrate the contemporary from inside: telling us about things and how these are used.
Each student has read their own daily reality made of things and habits relating to where they live, observing it from their own personal point of view compared with those of others.
The result is a series of collections all consisting of nine situations, from nine objects which, put all together, construct an observation on contemporary life. Each collection is presented by three books that narrate the three constituting moments: a first volume refers to the inspirations and definitions of the subject; the second volume shows the objects selected to put together the exhibit and, the third volume relates to the exhibition set up itself. The volume that we will be presenting represents a collection of the first two volumes by each student, preceded by a presentation by the authors.

Valona (prepared by Luca Andreoni and Francesco Zanot, guest supervisor Walter Guadagnini)
A photographic exhibition by the NABA-FORMA Photography and Visual Design Master and the Two Year Communications Design course students.

Valona

A journey on the discovery of Valona, Albania – so close but yet so far.

Striscestriscestrisce
Stefania Ambrosi + Elisa Castagno (NABA Design)

Striscestriscestrisce

An impossible task.
To save the world, starting from Milan (during the furniture fair week).
Stefania and Elisa will browse the city for the whole week in order to transform any paper-based leftover (flyers, posters, catalogues) into a special frappuccino (of various ideas) to take home as a nice souvenir.