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A Seat for Museums

21 July 2020

Students from Domus Academy are participating in the design competition titled “A Seat for Museums” organized by Museocity.

“A Seat for Museums” intends to encourage all kind of people to visit museums, including those with slight motor impairment. Indeed, these people are often prevented to visit museums because of long walking distances and the lack of comfortable and available seats for visitors. MuseoCity asked students to design a light, easily movable seat realised and placed in the rooms of the museum Gallerie d’Italia – Piazza Scala in Milan. Candidates are required to consider the production and environmental sustainability aspects, the recyclability of the disassembled basic components, and the compliance with UNI regulations concerning the safety, stability and resistance of the product.

MuseoCity is a nonprofit organization which promotes and gives value to the cultural heritage of the city of Milan. Its mission is to engage as many people as possible with the museums of the city, shifting their view of the Museum from being boring and old fashioned to a more attractive comfortable place open to the public.

Together with Domus Academy, students from several design universities in Milan are participating to the competition. The winner project will be produced in a very limited number by a renowned company in the Furniture sector.

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