The Museum of Applied Art in the Furniture Field (MAAM, Museo delle Arti Applicate nel Mobile) of the Aldo Morelato Foundation, created and supported by Morelato, is one of the museums mentioned in the volume “Triennale Milano. La rete dei giacimenti del design italiano.”
The publication is dedicated to the Italian Design Repository Network, of which the MAAM of the Aldo Morelato Foundation has been part since 2006, and its aim is to promote and enhance a museum system spread out over the whole of Italy.
The volume features 57 profiles, including corporate museums, archives, galleries and private collections, which are described in alphabetical order, with detailed information and a selection of photos that represent each one.
The MAAM is located in the splendid Villa Dionisi in Cerea, the headquarters of the Aldo Morelato Foundation, and the works housed there are enhanced with backdrops and settings rich in history and art. In a sort of “museum within the museum”, the contemporary designer furnishings featured in the richly decorated rooms are artworks in their own right, within the marvellous work of art that is this elegant 18th-century villa.
All the products displayed in the museum are experimental models that illustrate decades of research (starting from 1982), so they are unique contemporary designer pieces applied to art furnishings, including the Minka wardrobe (2006) by Michele De Lucchi, the Chaise Morelato (2013) armchair by Mario Botta, the Codex (2012) bookcase by Piero Lissoni and the Alberobello (2009) table by Aldo Cibic.
The pieces on display are accompanied by their design drawings, some of them signed by the most prominent designers on the art furnishings market, and they are ideally arranged into 5 study categories: Editions, Re-editions, Quotes, Allusions, and the Smallest Pieces. All the pieces displayed at the MAAM are produced and can be sold by Morelato.