The archive, set in Bologna medioeval city center, is the physical portfolio of Massimo Osti’s work and the synthesis of his unique creative path.
The 300 square meters building hosts more than 5.000 pieces, from Osti’s earliest prototypes to 60s Russian spacesuits, from garment dyeing lab dips to exclusive print patterns.
This extensive fabric and cultural library have been built in over than 30 years of work and fructuous collaborations with more than 360 fabric companies and laboratories.
The most exciting part of the Massimo Osti Archive is something that can’t be found in any of the other archives: exclusive and unfinished projects by Massimo Osti that, for several reasons, never saw the light. Spanning from futuristic visions of the cities, electric cars and amazing collaborations with excellences from the automotive industry, those projects are the proof of Osti’s ability to work outside his own comfort zone and to adapt his pioneeristic vision outside fashion and apparel. This gigantic body of works is precisely organized and maintained through an accurate inventory that counts: