On our way from Marche to Liguria this summer we stopped in Modena to visit the Museo Casa Enzo Ferrari or Enzo Ferrari Museum.
For a family like ours, with an architect mum and a 4 year old who dreams to become a “mechanic for Ducati when I am 5″ this was a great way of spending a summer afternoon.
The house where Enzo Ferrari, founder of the mythical Formula 1 brand, spent his childhood and which he sold to finance the construction of the first Ferrari racing car has been restored and contains an exhibition about his life, while the new, stunning building with the yellow roof is a gallery where at the time of our visit a collection of racing cars, from the early days of Formula 1 to now, that almost brought the budding mechanic and his dad to tears.
The museum is housed in two buildings: Enzo Ferrari’s family house, which he sold to finance the construction of the first Ferrari racing car and a new stunning building by Future Systems and Shiro Studio. Andrea Morgante of Shiro Studio is an old friend and a designer who I admire. I truly enjoyed the space and the surprise of discovering Andrea’s touch in many exquisite details (the door handles! the chairs in the cafe’! the delicious basins in the cloakroom!).
I also loved learning about the remarkable person who was Enzo Ferrari: a true Italian mix of genius, passion and entrepreneurial spirit.
We are adopting his motto “Se lo puoi sognare, lo puoi anche fare/ If you can dream it, you can do it” here at Studio 29!