• Book

    • Inside Houses
      • Overview
      • About the author
      • Press
    • Enrico Morteo      Orsina Simona Pierini     

      Inside Houses

      Interiors in Milan 1928-1978

      • Overview
      • About the author
      • Press


      For the first time, a book enters the homes of Milan and describes the development of interiors from the advent of modernity to the season of post-modernism. The volume is in two languages Italian/English.

      The authors have conducted vast and innovative research work, combing through period magazines, the archives of architects and photographers, and the investigations of Triennale, noticing that the journey of interior architecture has intermingled with the accelerations of Arts Avant-gardes and the emergence of a new role for objects. Italian design comes also from here.

      The elegant and particular modernity of some Milanese masters, such as Franco Albini, Ignazio Gardella and Luigi Caccia Dominioni subsequently gives way to the experiments and international approaches of Joe Colombo, Ettore Sottsass, Vitoriano Viganò and Nanda Vigo, while each decade defines its own common language, interpreted by different personalities such as Magistretti and Minoletti; Mangiarotti and Morassutti, Zanuso, and by the Latis and Monti brothers, who share the “Milanese canon” in which elegance and practicality are combined. An intimate and reserved portrait of Milan emerges, sometimes predictable and often unexpected–a new look at the city.

      About the author

      Enrico Morteo, architect and design historian. Among his books, the Grande Atlante del Design – Great Design Atlas (Rizzoli). He curated exhibitions and catalogues (Olivetti, Sambonet, Golden Compass).

      Simona Pierini, Professor in architectural and urban composition at the Politecnico di Milano, she works on urban, European and contemporary residences. Among her books Case milanesi – Milan houses 1923-1973 (Hoepli, 2018).

  • Book formats

    • Binding: Hardback
      Size: 22 x 33
      Print: Colours
      Pages: IV-700
      ISBN: 9788836003235
      Price: € 120,00