July 12th and 13th: “Italian Design Day” 2021 – Live

The Italian Cultural Institute and the Consulate General of Italy in New York adhere to the initiatives of Italian Design Day, promoted by the Ministry for Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation. On July 12th and 13th at 11 am EST (17 CET) it will be possible to follow online video conversations related to the theme of light and Design, introduced by the consul Fabrizio Di Michele and by the director of the ICI Fabio Finotti. The materials will flow into the “Design Workshop” enriched by complementary contents.

Complete program

July 12, 11 AM EST (17 CET)
“The light. The immaterial design” 1/2

  • “Light design and sustainability” (Carlotta De Bevilacqua – Artemide)
  • “DrawLight: building and telling with light” (Alberto Gentilin – DrawLight)
  • “The neon of Fontana” (Renato Miracco)
  • “Physics of light” (James J. Valentini – Columbia University)
  • “Regaining the light” (Andrea Cusumano – Macula & Genoma Onlus Foundation, with the participation of Annalisa Minetti

July 13, 11 AM EST (17 CET)
“The light. The immaterial design” 2/2

  • “Playing with light: the jewel” (Alba Cappellieri – Vicenza Jewelery Museum, Milan Polytechnic, and Lucia Silvestri – Bulgari Jewels)
  • “Planet Light: lighting and design” (Giuliano Mosconi – Tecno and Zanotta)
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