Design vista lago – Living Corriere

The purpose of the event is twofold: to discover the work of the participating designers and artists and to promote some of the most significant places in the Como area. The fourth edition of the Lake Como Design Festival that returns to animate the city from 17 to 25 September.

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Casartelli Museum

The theme chosen for the 2022 edition of the festival, increasingly focused on the mixture of art and design, is neo-nomadisma concept that is interpreted both in relation to real and digital life, in order to investigate the impact of the constant movement of people that characterizes this historical moment and in particular creativity.

Draga & Aurel, Cala Bench, Galerie Philia

“Now in our fourth edition – comments Lorenzo Butti, creator and artistic director of the Festival – we are increasingly convinced that the path of knowledge undertaken actively contributes to to let a vast public discover the immense artistic and architectural heritage present in the territory of Lake Como. A path of knowledge that is increasingly indispensable in an era of globalization that helps us to know and remember, through site-specific art and design exhibitions, our diversities in a renewed dialogue between different cultures. Activities and experiences in close dialogue with museums, archives and quality cultural operators present in the area, have the aim of increase experiential tourismincreasingly important and vital for local communities and for environmental balances ».

War Memorial

And i places to rediscover (or discover) I am Palazzo del Broletto, Palazzo Mugiasca and the Casartelli Science Museum where the collective exhibition is held Wanderers curated by Francesca Alfano Miglietti that presents works by new designers and better known names such as Antonio Marras, Bruno Munari, Francesco Jodice, Letizia Cariello.

For the first time open to the general public the White House, a historic residence overlooking the lake, houses a selection of works by Galerie Philia, such as the resin and concrete furnishings by Draga & Aurel, the marble tables by Lorenzo Bini or the delicate lamps by Morghen Studio. In the neoclassical rooms of Villa Gallia goes on stage instead In Search of Lost Time, exhibition of contemporary designers inspired by the homonymous work by Marcel Proust, created in collaboration with Movimento Club.

A. Vetra, Gentle Pillows

The open call for independent creatives, publishers and galleries dedicated to contemporary design is back again this year: the works, on display at the Casartelli Science Museumwill be sold through this one online in collaboration with Catawiki starting September 16.

In addition to the exhibitions, the festival acts as a moment of encounter and an opportunity for debate. By the journalist Prashanth Cattaneoa series of talk entitled Refreshment are scheduled from 20 to 22 September starting at 19.30 (free admission) at the portico of the Broletto with guests such as Studio Calvi Brambilla, Ivan Bargna, studio wok, Tommaso Melilli, Giulio Cappellini and Italo Rota.

Finally, do not miss the guided tours promoted by Wonderlakewhich this year are focused onrationalist architecture of Comodiscovering iconic buildings such as the Casa del Fascio and the War Memorial or Casa Cattaneo in Cernobbio.

Casa del Fascio, photo by Enrico Cano

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