Let’s play: how we played

Collateral exhibition 24th Edition

In partnership with: Gianni Marangoni

Let’s play: how we played. Games and toys from the private collection of Gianni Marangoni

The 25th edition’s second fringe exhibition sends the visitor to a decades-distant dimension, composed of the memories and sensations triggered by objects beloved of children, and more besides: the ancient and timeless magic of toys. An array of artefacts awaits, from dolls, baby clothes and sewing machines – this is what “playing at home” meant for Marangoni, according to his family’s tradition (in 1935, his father Giulio founded the Istituto Marangoni, a major name in Italian fashion) – to improbable trains, ships, cars and aeroplanes, much beloved and sought-after by collectors.

Highlights include the “Marinaretti” sailor boys, painted by Attilio Mussino, famous for his illustrations for Carlo Collodi’s “Adventures of Pinocchio”, and the papier-mâché marionettes, complete with original clothing, dating back to the 1920s. There is also an American Snoopy from the 1930s and, from the same period, a collection of discs containing images in cardboard that could be cut out to create real pieces of set scenery.

  • 2 - 10 March 2019

  • Pavilion 4

In partnership with:
  • Gianni Marangoni

12-19 October 2024 | 10.00 - 19.00
October 18th 2024 | 10:00 - 17:00 BUYERS:
10-11 October 2024 | 8.00 - 19.00

Online Ticket: €12
On site ticket: €15

Fiere di Parma
Viale delle Esposizioni, 393A
43126 Parma, Italia