Viva la 500! The iconic car makes history at MoMa

Jan 13, 2019 565

BY: Francesca Bezzone

The iconic FIAT 500, symbol of Italy’s post war economic renaissance, became part of MoMA’s permanent collection last year, but 2019 brings even more lustre to the tiny Italian four-wheels, as it will be one of the centrepieces of The Value of Good Design exhibition. The kermess will take place from the 10th of February to the 27th of May and will tell the amazing story of industrial design, a story made of beauty, history and exceptional versatility.  

What a great achievement for our beloved 500, a car whose image still  speaks to  the years of the Italian economic boom, times of carefree happiness after decades of poverty, war and anguish. Martino Stierli, the Philip Johnson Chief Curator of Architecture and Design at MoMA declared to La Repubblica that “Fiat 500 is a true icon if automotive history that managed to change the way cars were designed and produced in Italy. 

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