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First Italian Design Day in Montreal

Date:

03/03/2017


First Italian Design Day in Montreal

Great success for the event in Montreal of the first Italian Design Day.

In the frame of the Design School of the University of Quebec in Montreal, which houses on these days the exhibition of the Italian graphic designer Heinz Waibl, over 200 people attended the conference organized by the Consul General Marco Riccardo Rusconi and the Director of the Italian Culture Institute Francesco D'Arelli, in collaboration with Prof. Alessandro Colizzi of the School and with Ginette Gadoury, director of the Interieurs design magazine.

The topic of the round table has been the strong relationship between Italy and Montreal in design, characterized by a constant coming and going of designers, ideas and projects. From Italy arrived to Montreal the "Ambassador of Italian design" Luisa Collina, Dean of the Politecnico di Milano School of Design and President of Cumulus, the International Association of design schools, and Ginette Caron, a member of the Royal Academy of Arts of Canada and "Ambassador of the 150th anniversary of Canada" (thanks to the Canadian Embassy in Rome for making possible her presence). With them, the dean of Canadian designers and collaborator of Sottsass at Olivetti, Albert Leclerc, the industrial designer and author of the Olympic flame of Montreal in 1976, Michel Dallaire, the former Dean of the Faculty of Architecture of the University of Montreal, Giovanni de Paoli, the "food designer" Diane Bisson, the young designer of the firm "Milan" , Tony Gaudette and Alex Mayer of Artitalia, an Italian company based in Montreal, sponsor of the event.

The Minister of Quebec for the transparency of information and for the reform of democratic institutions, Rita De Santis, and the Member of the Federal Parliament, Angelo Iacono, closed the event.


Until next time for the second edition of Italy Design Day, Montreal will be again protagonist!

 

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