Reading about Yamaha‘s layouts and assembly instructions to help you create realistic papercraft motorcycle models this morning (via MIT Ad Lab and Make), i couldn’t help but think about the exhibition i saw yesterday at the Fondazione Merz in Turin.
Three Vespa Piaggio model PX 150 (a re-edition of the mythic model) were hanging from the gallery’s ceiling. One was intact, the second one had only the outer parts dismantled but the last one had been meticulously disassembled. As the installation was called “Miracolo Italiano” (Italian Miracle) it was a great piece of advertisement for the bike maker.
i could only take three pictures as one of the (surprisingly aggressive) guards was making sure that i didn’t forget that cameras were not allowed in the building.