Ph. Federico Floriani

Past Forward. Designers from the Land of Venice at the Archaeological Museum of Venice, in Piazza San Marco, is the exhibition that will display the works of 16 designers who live and work today in Venice and its territory.
Combining the masterpieces of ancient art with contemporary design pieces, the exhibition intends to embody the double gaze towards the past and the future that has always characterized Venice. That tight rope, oscillating between the cult of secular traditions and massive biennial assumptions of hyper-contemporaneity, on which the city walks with uncertain and enchanting acrobatics.

Curated by: Luca Berta and Francesca Giubilei

May 20 > June 27
Museo Archeologico Nazionale
Piazza San Marco, 17/52 (entrance from Museo Correr)

Opening hours:
Open every day, 11am-5pm (last admission 4pm)
Admission ticket
Saturdays and Sundays upon reservation only:

Guided tours:
On June 3rd, 17th, and 24th at 3.45 pm
we wait for you at the entrance of room 9 of the National Archaeological Museum, for an exclusive visit in between past and present. The visitor’s gaze will encounter contemporary vases among their counterparts from two thousand years ago, polyurethane sculptures among classical statuary works, blown glass or harmonic steel lamps surrounded by busts and ancient coins, colored stools alternating with marble reliefs.

Access information:
reservations at The visit will last 1 hour and will be held in Italian for a maximum of 10 people. If you want to visit Correr Museum before our appointment, please plan your visit in order to be on time at the meeting point (at 3.45 pm at the entrance of room 9 of the National Archaeological Museum).

Ph.Federico Floriani

Designers on show:

AUT, Barbara Schweizer, Gaetano Di Gregorio, João Lacerda Moreira, JoeVelluto Design for Teraplast and W-Eye, Kanz Architetti, Lorenzo Mason, Lorenzo Truant for Phanes, Luca Nichetto for La Manufacture, Lucia Massari for Swing Design Gallery, Marco Zito for Saba and LYM, Massimo Barbierato, Matteo Cibic for Seeds, Matteo Zorzenoni for Nason Moretti, Omri Revesz for Riva 1920 and Cimento, Zanellato / Bortotto for CC-Tapis and De Castelli, Zaven for Galleria Luisa Delle Piane.

Ph. Federico Floriani