Giro Giro Tondo
Design for Children

The objective of the Triennale Design Museum was to tell the history of Italian design, favouring a plurality of readings and avoiding rigid categorisations.

Opening up public means is central to the Triennale Design Museum’s mission, and involving young visitors is certainly also a key feature.
For this reason, in 2016, the Tenth edition of the Museum has been dedicated especially to children: Around the World. Design for Children.

An entire generation of designers has developed this particular theme, rediscovering values and anthropomorphic forms in a variety of everyday objects, and transforming them into something pleasing and amusing to the eye. Munari, Zanuso and many Italian designers of the 50’s and 60’s, like Enzo Mari, Ettore Sottsass, up to Riccardo Dalisi, highlighted the years of first infancy as the crucial moment in which an individual begins the creative formation of a subject.

According to this line, the exhibition inside the Palazzo dell’Arte in Milano focused on criteria suited to children’s wants and needs, adopting a historical and playful approach.
The exhibition set-up of Giro Giro Tondo. Design for Children was entrusted to Stefano Giovannoni, who is well-known for his work in this sense, on the strength of his research on design for the child through visual, auditory and perceptive stimuli, which guide visitors through their discovery of the major thematic sections.

CamuffoLab was in charge of the institutional communications, graphic set-up and catalogue for Giro Giro Tondo. Design For Children.

Triennale di Milano

Book design

Curated by
Silvana Annicchiarico

Stefano Giovannoni

Enrico Zampieri
Leonardo Signori
Veronica Martini
Sebastiano Calgaro
Riccardo Marchiori

Catalogue edited by


Milan 2016