Piero Portaluppi’s list of works was modelled on the studio’s register, which covers activities from 1910 to 1966.
The register shows 877 entries, numbered from 1 to 1016. The difference in numbers is due to a sequence that skips numbers and repetitions. For each work, the year and month in which the project was commissioned, the hours of work performed and the payment received for the project are indicated. The register does not indicate some of Portaluppi’s works – also well known ones – such as Hellytown, Allabanuel and Wagristoratore. The Foundation has decided to insert them, identifying them with a number in square brackets, followed by the letter x.
The items in the list of works, indicated in chronological order (RP meaning “regesto Portaluppi” in Italian, i.e. the Portaluppi register), include the following information: project title (the projects which were not realized are preceded by the Italian word “studio” or “progetto”, depending on the level achieved in the planning stage), the location (indicating the province for Italian municipalities or the state for foreign places, and the address with the street number), other information on the project (the slogan and the results achieved in competitions), collaborators (designers, when Portaluppi collaborated as a consultant), date, with chronological details, showing the date of commissioning and realization.
Architectural works, which are attributed to Portaluppi in some texts and are not listed in the work register, for which no archival confirmations have been found, are excluded from this register. Moreover, Portaluppi’s activities as a professor (indicated as the first item of the year, up to 1941) and his role as member of various committees are not indicated. At the same time, it was decided not to show some items in the register, that is positions that are not identifiable or small consulting works, which are considered to be marginal, or which amounted to just a few hours’ work.
Moreover, furniture and many small objects, such as jewels, trophies, which Portaluppi realized for himself or his family, and the activities he undertook as a satirical artist (classified separately) are not included in this list of works.