Italy will present a selection of 24 drawings from ‘L'Architettura degli Alberi’ by Cesare Leonardi and Franca Stagi, showcasing a twenty-year-long study of different tree species.

Cesare Leonardi has studied tree specimen in Florence, Modena and on the Modenese Apennines. He photographed every example that he believed to be interesting and noted down its measurements. He then proceeded with the redrawing process, using photography as a basis. Communicating the importance of nature, the installation will highlight the concept of restorative design and the relationship between humans and their natural environments.


  • Administering  Body: La  Triennale  di  Milano 
  • Designers: Cesare  Leonardi  (Modena,  1935)  and  Franca  Stagi  (Modena,  1937-2008)
  • Curators:  Joseph  Grima,  La  Triennale  di  Milano,  Andrea  Cavani,  Giulio  Orsini,  Veronica  Bastai,  Archivio  Architetto  Cesare  Leonardi,  Modena