Two original models of 1949 Vespa Piaggio 125 “Bacchetta” and 1953 Lambretta Innocenti E125, unforgettable symbols of Italian industry, have been donated by Carbonetti and Associates to Triennale Milano.
The Foundation – which is celebrating its 100th anniversary – represents one of the most important institutions nationwide in the protection and promotion of forms of expression related to contemporary culture, design, architecture, visual and performing arts, and – thanks to the law firm’s contribution – will be able to exhibit the models in the Museum of Italian Design, which will reopen to the public from April 15 in a renewed look, with a new layout and a new selection of works, more than 300, chosen from among the institution’s 1,600 pieces in its permanent collection or borrowed from private collections.
The law firm Carbonetti e Associati has always had social sustainability at heart (think, for example, support for life-saving treatment at the Policlinico Universitario Campus Bio-Medico, 2021), but also cultural sustainability (remember the support for the restoration of the Etruscan statue of Latona at the Museo Nazionale Etrusco di Villa Giulia, 2022).
Francesco Carbonetti, founder of the law firm, said, “This year the law firm has decided to collaborate with a recognized excellence, Triennale Milano, engaging in the enrichment of the section of the Museum of Design dedicated to means of transport, in order to enhance the extraordinary tale of the Made in Italy industry; Lambretta and Vespa have marked an entire generation, the one that in the postwar period entered mass motorization, and have represented an icon of Italian design in the world. They embody an era and a style of which we can rightfully be proud.“