INTERNI will take part in the first edition of Press Café organised during the Cersaie 2016 fair in Bologna (26-30 September), the international trade exhibition for ceramics for architecture and bathroom fittings. On this occasion, the interiors and contemporary design magazine edited by Gilda Bojardi, has prepared an exclusive space “INTERNI Café” (Pad. 21 – Stand B77) which will be the stage for a cycle of three encounters with some of the leading exponents from the world of architecture and design.
The format for these encounters is based on the tradition of the literary café, but focused on the current issues and culture of design, from an account of surface space to virtuous relationships between designers and companies.
The cycle begins on Monday 26 September at 2.30 pm with Il Design delle relazioni (Design relationships): Matteo Ragni in conversation with Paolo Cesana, both actively engaged in design, the former as a well-known designer and the latter as a business leader in his role as marketing director of Ceramiche Refin. But, interestingly, they have never met before. INTERNI, in line with its role as an activator of “creative short-circuits” between the design and business worlds, will give them an opportunity to get to know each other and to discuss issues of common interest for the first time.
The second event, on Tuesday 27 September, at 10 am, meanwhile, will feature a conversation Un racconto che parte dalle superfici (A story that begins from surface areas) that will bring together face-to-face the designer Diego Grandi and the chief executive of Lea Ceramiche Emilio Mussini: a tried and tested duo (whose association began back in 2003), and a demonstration that a harmony of intention and curiosity, combined with reciprocal respect, can give rise to daring solutions and great success.
The final of the three events will take place at 3.30 pm, again at INTERNI Café, on the theme of Il senso del design (The Sense of Design). In this case the guests will be Giulio Iacchetti, one of the most renowned names in the new Italian design, and Alberto Cristina, chairman and chief executive of Cristina Rubinetterie. Together they will attempt to highlight the human, intimate and affective aspect of design: the thing that has enabled Italy to achieve cultural and manufacturing excellence by virtue of the system of fruitful relations that has been built up, also at the personal level, between designers and industrialists.
The walls of INTERNI Café will reproduce an interpretation of Diego Grandi by Type 32, a surface design project for Lea Ceramiche. Meanwhile, Plust Collection, the Euro3plast design brand will provide the furnishings and fittings for the space.
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