• Opening

    The opening of The year of Design had an inaugural speech of Alessandra Bettari, CEO of Jil Sander, Silvia Botti, editor in chief of Abitare, and the design curator Marco Sammicheli where they introduced the events schedule of the following days.

     
  • TALK ESSENTIAL

    1st day - The year of Design started with the talk about ''The essential''. Guest speakers were: Marlene Taschen, art book publisher of Taschen, Alessandro Calascibetta, editor in chief of Style Magazine Italia and Rodolfo Paglialunga creative director of Jil Sander. Silvia Botti, editor in chief of Abitare, moderated the talk.

  • LJUBLJANA DESIGN BIENNALE

    1st day of The Year of Design - Followed the talk with curators Angela Rui and Maja Vardjan that introduced the 25th Ljubljana Design Biennale entitled ''Faraway, so close'' . Marco Sammicheli, Design curator of Abitare, moderated the talk.

     

  • VENICE ARCHITECTURE BIENNALE

    1st day of The Year of Design- Closed the first day the talk with Raul Pantaleo, from Tamassociati the curatorial team of the Italian Pavilion at the upcoming Venice Biennale entitled ''Reporting from the front'. Sara Banti, senior editor of Abitare, moderated the talk.

  • RADICAL NEW YORK

    2nd day of The Year of Design- Started with with Maria Cristina Didero, independent curator and journalist, Francesca Molteni, director and author, and Evan Snyderman, founder of Design Gallery R & Company. Together introduced the upcoming exhibition in New York ‘’Super Design. Italian Radical Design: from 1965 to 1975". Marco Sammicheli, Design curator of Abitare, moderated the talk.
  • KORTRIJK DESIGN BIENNALE

    2nd day of The Year of Design- Followed the talk with Joost Van Hecke and David Van Severen, respectively art director and curator of the upcoming Kortijk Design Biennal (Belgium) entitled  ''Silver Lining- interiors''. Marco Sammicheli, Design curator of Abitare, moderated the talk.

  • LONDON DESIGN BIENNALE

    2nd day of The Year of Design- Closed the second day the talk with London Design Biennale. The curator Christopher Turner, spoke about the upcoming London Design Biennale entitled  ''Utopia by Design''. Marco Sammicheli, Design curator of Abitare, moderated the talk.

  • LUXEMBOURG DESIGN BIENNALE

    4th day of The Year of Design- Started with the curator Anna Loporcaro, and the two designers Sam Baron and Julien Carretero that introduced the next Luxembourg Design Biennale entitled ''design is (not) art''. Marco Sammicheli, Design curator of Abitare, moderated the talk.

  • ISTANBUL DESIGN BIENNALE

    4th day of The Year of Design-  Closed the fouth day the talk with curators Beatriz Colomina and Marc Wigley that presented the third edition of Istanbul  Design Biennal entitled ''Are we Human?''. Marco Sammicheli, Design curator of Abitare, moderated the talk.