CREATED IN ITALY presents highlights from the best of Italian design through a feature exhibition presented by the Italian Cultural Institute in collaboration with LCI Melbourne and the Design Institute of Australia.
Coming to Melbourne this September is an exhibition and events program centred on Italian design innovation and an "attitude for the impossible". The program offers designers, industry and the broader public the opportunity to access a series of events centred around this landmark exhibition, which puts the spotlight on the diversity and regional character of Italian design and manufacture.
Exhibition Dates: 1-25 September 2022
Times: 9-5pm every day
Location: 150 Oxford Street, Collingwood, 3066
CREATED IN ITALY is an exploration of Italian industrial design bringing together numerous individual stories, offering a broad picture of contemporary enterprise. Driven by a search for perfection, spirit of invention and material experimentation, Italian design aims to improve people’s lives and spark delight by creating functional things of beauty. Combining a strong heritage of bespoke craftsmanship with adaptive processes and advanced technologies, this exhibition aims to promote Italian industrial expertise and foster dialogue and collaboration.
Italian Cultural Institute (IIC) in collaboration with LCI Melbourne and the Design Institute of Australia (DIA) will also present a series of events, workshops, floor talks and lectures by visiting Italian designers to accompany the Melbourne iteration of the travelling exhibition.
CREATED IN ITALY offers the Melbourne design community insight into the intrinsically Italian ability to tackle and transform difficulties into opportunities. The underpinning philosophy of an industry prepared to take risks, whose motto is often “let’s give it a try” instead of resting on the easier “it can’t be done.” The exhibition is a bespoke installation designed by Mario Trimarchi, accompanied by an extensive catalogue and website featuring a series of interviews with contemporary Italian designers and researchers.
DOWNLOAD THE FULL EXHIBITION CATALOGUE HERE
Delivered with the support of the Consulate General of Italy in Melbourne, Australia.
Abet Laminati, Alpi, Brembo, Coex, Crea, Cressi Sub, Dainese, Directa Plus, Eumakers, Falci, Fizik, Fontana Group, Foscarini, GAM (Gonzaga Arredi Montessori), Gemar, Grivel, K-Array, Kong, Landucci, Limonta, Magis, Nonino, Novamont, Omnicos Group, Pedrali, Petroceramics, Plastitalia, Springa, Terra Dacis, TT Adler, Vibram
Odo Fioravanti, Giulio Iacchetti, Francesca Picchi
Mario Trimarchi Design with additional Australian curation by LCI Melbourne
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