Storie di cose (Stories of things) is part of a series of Lungomare projects that explore everyday life and related design processes. Curated by Angelika Burtscher and Daniele Lupo, the exhibition and accompanying book presents a variety of everyday objects selected by 27 designers, not just for their form and function, but for their history as well as their cultural and social significance. Lupo Burtscher designed the exhibition and the book Storie di cose.
Designers of different cultural and geographical backgrounds, as well as different age groups, were invited to choose an everyday object that has significance for them and to then write an “object biography” for it. The resulting exhibition combines both elements: with different frames, fonts and presentation types, the individuality of the object and its narrator is accentuated. The book, published by Bruno Mondadori (2018: third edition) and edited by Angelika Burtscher, Daniele Lupo, Alvise Mattozzi and Paolo Volontè, completes and documents the exhibition. In this project an exciting insight is given, to those interested, into the practice of designers and, above all, from where they draw their everyday inspiration. It was undertaken in collaboration with the Faculty of Design and Art (Free University of Bozen-Bolzano).