Cesare Leonardi's home-studio is located in the Villaggio Artigiano of Modena Ovest. Taking care of this place nowadays is the association Archivio Architetto Cesare Leonardi, a collective of architects and academics, which include previous collaborators of Cesare Leonardi; for more than ten years this association has been dedicated to the protection, cataloguing, and divulgation of the architect’s work.
Here the crowded shelves in yellow wood, handmade following strict modular criteria, contain his life's work. Architectural designs, photographic compositions, wooden models, sculptures, and prototypes of every kind are packed in this space alongside items linked to family life and his origins, the expression of his philosophy that life and design are inseparable.
The School was born out of the desire that the Archive should not simply be an important collection of documents available for occasional consultation, but instead it should offer a cultural and design stimulus in the areas that Leonardi was involved in.