Inaugurated Friday 12th June at the Fondazione Ragghianti  Lucca, “Creativa produzione” La Toscana e il design italiano 1950-1990  curated by Gianni Pettena, Davide Turrini and Mauro Lovi, is part of the initiative Piccoli Grandi Musei 2015. Toscana ‘900. Musei e Percorsi d’arte.

The exhibition expresses and emphasizes the importance of  Tuscan productive realities role, rooted in the territory From the 50’s.  It highlights the ability to select and attract talents, especially in the world of art and architecture, which has contributed to divulgate the contemporary image of Italian design in the world. The exhibition focuses on furniture and everyday objects made in porcelain, ceramics, glass, silver, crystal, marble as well as graphic design works by leading Italian and international designers.

In fact is exactly during the mid-50s, when Tuscany started a design research process, influenced by  the most relevant protagonists of the international design scene such as Michelucci, il Gruppo Toscano, Gio Ponti, Angiolo Mazzoni, Richard Neutra, Adalberto Libera, Corradino D 'Ascanio. Thanks to the first industrial companies like Piaggio and Richard-Ginori, and then companies like Poltronova and Martinelli, started a phase of experimentation and collaborations with leading designers like Sottsass, Castiglioni, Zanini, Buti, Tuhn, Mendini, to name some. Later in the '80s, the artisan company Fantacci, based in Prato, which was already the producer of Michelucci furniture for Poltronova, continues to increase the production of the great architect, through a collaboration with the Fondazione Michelucci. The exhibition takes a look also to the contemporary realities and self-productions of the first decade of the twenty century, demonstrating that "Creativa Produzione” or creative production, it is still a steady and ongoing process.

Fondazione Centro Studi Ragghianti

Complesso Monumentale di San Micheletto

Via San Micheletto n. 3 Lucca

Timetable: 10,30 am-1 pm; 4 pm -7,30 pm Free Entrance – Closed on mondays