A net of electroluminescent cables wraps the façade of the Italian
Cultural Institute designed by Gio’ Ponti in Stockholm. The art instal-lation,
called RELATIONAL, is a work by the Italian artists Bianco-
Valente. The blue lining in the darkness of the Diplomatic neighbor-hood
highlights the role and the mission of the Institute as much as it
represents aesthetically the exchanges and the relationships between
individuals and cultures.
“Milano Design Film Festival World Tour” brings to Stockholm the
best films about Italian design and architecture. These inspiring,
educational and entertaining films and documentaries by
independent filmmakers from all around the world deals with
architecture, design, the idea of city and sustainability.
Istituto Italiano di Cultura C.M. Lerici
Gärdesgatan 14, Stockholm
Retrospective of Riccardo Dalisi. The Institute will host an exhibition
with his most iconic design pieces. Dalisi is one of the leading
members of the Radical Design movement and co-founder of Global
Tools. He reformulated the concept of sustainability, applying it to
industrial design. His research has always been focused on “poor
design”, where common materials are transformed by traditional
craftsmanship. He also run animation projects with the participation
of children and elders from the poorer districts of Rua Catalana in
Naples. For Alessi he redesigned the Neapolitan flip coffee pot.
Five Italian architects furnish the Auditorium window, each
one with a design object meant to be a tribute to Gio’ Ponti.
The architets involved in the project are Pierpaolo Tamburelli,
Francesco Librizzi, Stefano Graziani, Marco Rainò and