Echoes and Origins: Italian Interwar Design

When the Fascist party seized power in Italy following the First World War, the regime set out to establish a unified political identity—one looking to the future while maintaining reverence for tradition. Echoes and Origins: Italian Interwar Design explores how Italy’s designers, artisans, manufacturers, and corporations helped cultivate a style that embodied the regime’s concept of Italianità (Italianness), glorifying both the Roman Empire and the spirit of modernity. The works—furniture, ceramics, glass, graphic and product design, and industrial objects—comprise a portrait of modern Italy, highlighting the dialogue between identity and aesthetics that characterized this critical period of its history.

 

Echoes and Origins: Italian Interwar Design
Echoes and Origins: Italian Interwar Design
Echoes and Origins: Italian Interwar Design
Echoes and Origins: Italian Interwar Design