"Tortona 37” - home to the Gianfranco Ferre' Foundation since 2010 - is a mixed-use architectural complex consisting of five buildings set around a tree-centered courtyard, designed by Matteo Thun. It is part of a process of significant reuse of the territory, with the restoration of dismantled industrial areas as well as the construction of new buildings that reflect the structure of the old working-living compounds.
Here many things infuse the place with the Gianfranco Ferré style and above all with the designer’s rich and complex personality.
The interior décor is the work of Architect Franco Raggi, university classmate and close friend of Gianfranco Ferré. He is the same architect who cooperated with Ferré in designing other of the fashion designer’s offices, the headquarters on Via Pontaccio in particular.
One of the Foundation’s main activity is the creation of an archive that houses everything saved and kept during the span of Gianfranco Ferré’s work: photographs, sketches and drawings, film and video footage, press reviews, magazines, press releases, as well as the designer’s own writings lectures and notes. All go into the data base for an easy access both on site and via web.