Interni, the interiors and contemporary design magazine edited by Gilda Bojardi, is dedicating its July-august issue to Sicily: a monographic issue focusing on the design and architecture of the island, with a cover drawing created especially by the fashion designers Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana, for whom Sicily has long been an important source of inspiration.
Entitled “Sicilian Mood”, the new issue of Interni is a tour of discovery of the varied excellences of the island, including architecture (from homes to resorts, including work by Marco Merendi, Carlo Pintacuda, Corrado Papa, Gordon Guillaumier), art (Carla Accardi), food, design, graphic design (Cinzia Ferrara, Atelier 790, Go Marketing and Comunicazione), local and pop design crafts, and companies (Nero Sicilia, Made a mano, Orange Fiber, Edizioni Precarie, Lithea).
210 pages offering a series of reflections on the creativity, talent, ideas, new projects and transformation of the productive system in Sicily, with a closer look at some of the many designers who have established themselves outside the confines of the island (from Giovanni Levanti and Francesco Librizzi, to Vittorio Venezia and Gaetano di Gregorio) as well as at the training, design and challenges of an area that still has enormous potential to be discovered (Accademia Abadir, MADE Program).
“A trip to Sicily: part two. After eight years, a second summer (July-August) issue of Interni , entirely dedicated to the island and its stratified resources, the source of endless stimulations for the culture of design. The 2009 issue focused on Palermo and the city’s New Deal, as well as on the south-east coast. This year the focus is on the eastern Iblea ‘region’, with its rugged landscapes, ranging from the green Mediterranean scrub and the warm gold of its rocks in which Goethe recognised the characteristics of grace in towns such as Noto, Ragusa, Modica, and the pre-oasis of Vendicari: an area with the highest concentration of UNESCO sites in the world, part of humanity’s heritage for its architectural and artistic treasures and its landscape,” commented the editor of Interni, Gilda Bojardi.
“Sicilian Mood” will be presented on 3 August, at 6 pm, 18.30 in the Botanical Gardens of Radicepura di Giarre (CT), as part of the Radicepura Mediterranean Garden Festival, Italy’s leading garden and landscape design event which runs until 21 October, and features leading international landscape designers and six young designers, linked to six international universities, selected by competition.