Thursday 1 January 1970

Odoardo Fioravanti meets Sovrappensiero and Tommaso Caldera

Curated by Domitilla Dard

11 designers, four seminars each lasting 100 minutes, two generations head-to-head: Design 4×100.
In each seminar an internationally recognised Italian designer will be presenting his ideas about design to the public.

Giulio Iacchetti, Odoardo Fioravanti, Lorenzo Palmeri and Silvana Angeletti and Daniele Ruzza, the leaders of the four seminars, will invite to the stage young Italian design talents to initiate an exchange of views about the meaning and methods of designing in Italy today.

Elia Mangia, Sovrappensiero and Tommaso Caldera, Gabriele Rosa, Francesca Lanzavecchia and Marco Marzini will be asked to give a brief description of their early work and directly “interviewed” by the seminar leader through an exchange of questions that will create a true dialogue between generations of designers.

Next seminar
Tuesday 26 June, 20.00

Space YAP –
admittance free

1. Cassettiera sospesa Office retrofit, design Sovrappensiero // 2. Seduta, design Tommaso Caldera

Calandra, design Odoardo Fioravanti, 2007

Odoardo Fioravanti. Odoardo Fioravanti graduated in Industrial Design from Milan Polytechnic’s Faculty of Design. Since 1998, he has been working in the field of industrial design and has also experimented with graphic and exhibition design, determined to integrate the various disciplines. His projects have won prestigious international awards. He has lectured at numerous schools and universities including Milan Polytechnic, IUAV in Treviso, the San Marino University, the Istituto Marangoni, the Polytechnic School of Design, Domus Academy and HEAD Genève. His designs have featured in various international exhibitions, culminating in 2010 in a solo show entitled “Industrious Design” at the Triennale Design Museum, Milan. In 2011 he won the ADI Compasso d’Oro prize for the Frida chair in curved wood manufactured by Pedrali. He also works as a freelance journalist for design sector periodicals, attempting to explore the new frontiers of design as a discipline. In 2003 he founded the Odoardo Fioravanti Design Studio, which has developed projects for various companies. The include Abet Laminati, Ballarini, Casamania, COOP, Desalto, Flou, Foscarini, Normann Copenhagen, Olivetti, Palomar, Pedrali, Pircher, Vibram and Victorinox Swiss Army.

Upcoming seminars:
Tuesday 3 July | Silvana Angeletti and Daniele Ruzza meet Gabriele Rosa
Tuesday 10 July | Lorenzo Palmeri
meets Francesca Lanzavecchia and Marco Marzini

A MAXXI Architettura and ADI Lazio coproduction
Sponsors of the individual seminars: Ceramica Globo, Galassia, Teuco, Stone Italiana