Museo del Novecento

Planium System:  PL01 Invisible - AC02 Stick-on
Planium Materials:  Calamine
City:  Firenze
Year:  2014
Project:  Museographic installations by Avatar Architettura and Mr. Daniele Gualandi
Construction Supervision:  Municipality of Florence - Technical Services Department; Responsible for the Procedure: Arch. Giorgio Caselli

    1,000 sqm divided into 15 rooms. A 360° experience that illustrates trends and contradictions, characters and movements.

    CALAMINA steel becomes ideal dark scenery, deep for the works of art. The chosen material exalts the essence and gives order to the environment. The intense note of the Calamine finish is elegant, versatile.

    The tiles were installed with PL01 INVISIBLE with one-click hooking. No footstep noise, thanks to the rubber base, maximum comfort during the museum walk even in case of considerable crowding. Planium also manufactured special pieces for the museum: panels and display walls, floor access ramps and foyer counter tops, informative totem surfaces and “sound showers” with laser technology cut, according to the specific project.

    The museum is an example of effective and virtuous design with a decidedly contemporary impression in the context of a prestigious historic building.

    The exhibition design characterizes the exhibition path as a suspended space, a reality other than the context. "Two volumes carved in calamine, from the inside colored to bright colors, transport the viewer inside the Museum, mediating the historical spatiality of the Hospital with the succession of rooms in the Museum. This seems to float on the historical space, superimposing its succession of dark and shiny geometries to the candid space of the building. The floor is a continuous mantle of metal that visually supports the exhibition, giving continuity and giving that typically twentieth-century character, that goes well with a collection that ranges from Vedova to Morandi, from Guttuso to De Chirico. The display panels, also in calamine, are configured as free partition walls of the same materiality of the support, from which they are born: they are fixed in relationship with the floor or the sides depending on vertical surfaces. they do not limit the works, but they try to put them in visual relation the one with the others, to create a visual correspondence between groups of works ... the effect of the metal surfaces creates a suspended, rarefied atmosphere, introduced and concluded by strongly colored elements ", (

    Photo 1-8 by Pietro Savorelli.



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