August 2019 – I-MADE is the first exhibition in London solely dedicated to Italian design. Curated by renowned architect and designer Giulio Cappellini and housed in Chelsea’s iconic Saatchi Gallery, the exhibition will not only present Italian innovation and craftsmanship but draw on the passion and traditions of iconic Italian brands and designers that are shaping the industry today.
“We consider London the creative capital of the world and what better time to debut I-MADE than during the London Design Festival. We see I-MADE as a bridge between artisans, designers, producers and those visiting the city and want to use it as a platform to educate a global audience about Italian design, manufacture and craftsmanship.” Elena Foschi - Director, I-MADE
I-MADE brings together 50 exhibitors from all corners of Italy; from some of the most influential names in the world of design to emerging artisans. Each will display their works like pieces of art across 13 galleries spread over three floors of the Saatchi Gallery during the annual London Design Festival.
New to I-MADE’s exhibitor list is Florim; a 50-year old porcelain surface manufacturer inspired by an innate passion for beauty and design, and family-run company Porro known for its clean, contemporary home furniture solutions with new works by Piero Lissoni. Luxury furniture brand Henry Timi will showcase its latest designs for the kitchen and bathroom including a collection of tables centred on the theme of harmony, and Milanese silverware brand San Lorenzo will serve its luxurious collection of cookware by celebrated designer Tobia Scarpa. CC-Tapis will present a vibrant selection of contemporary hand-knotted rugs whilst 125-year-old textile company Limonta will showcase its vast range of fabrics expertly designed to complement any interior.
Progetti Fashion Chairs will be part of Giorgetti’s presentation whilst Molteni&C will display its D.153.1 armchair based on original drawings by Milanese master Gio Ponti. Tonelli, famous for its exquisitely welded glass furnishings will showcase three works including Luca Papini’s Liber bookcase, Giulio Mancini’s T5 dining table and Giovanni Tommaso Garattoni’s VU modular wall mirror; all of which triumph the brand’s astonishing techniques.
Championing every aspect of Italian design, I-MADE also welcomes Technogym to the Saatchi Gallery integrating wellness and exercise into the home with its ‘personal’ line of desirable design-led equipment by Antonio Citterio. Sicis famous for its mosaic collections will also exhibit a variety of products, and Calligaris - leaders in living and dining furniture - will pay tribute to one of its classics, the Ines chair by Busetti Garuti Redaelli.
I-MADE 2019 EXHIBITORS Alias Florim Teckell Alivar Giorgetti S.p.A Tonelli Design Amura Henry Timi Unifor Anonima Catelli Icone Luce Victoria Arduino - Nuova Simonelli Antique Mirror ImperfettoLab Zanetto Argenti Arrmet Istituto Marangoni Arte nel Design Limonta Artemest Living Divani Barbara Abaterusso Luceplan CaCo3 Martinelli Luce Calligaris MDF Italia Cantarutti MKR design Cappellini Design Molteni&C cc-tapis Moroso Ceccotti Collezioni Poliform Ceramica Flaminia Poltrona Frau De Padova Poltronova Design Italy Porro Driade San Lorenzo Argenti Emu Sanlorenzo Yachts Ethimo Sicis Flexform Technogym
TAKE A SEAT EXHIBITION Cappellini Design MDF Italia Ceccotti Collezioni Molteni&C Centro Studi Poltronova Moroso Ceramica Flaminia Poliform De Padova Poltrona Frau Driade Porro Flexform Unifor Giorgetti Living Divani
Among these iconic furniture pieces will be innovative light displays by leaders in the field of lighting design, Luceplan and Martinelli Luce. Lighting manufacturer Martinelli Luce will highlight its award-winning designs; industrial task lamp Elica by Brian Sironi and Gae Aulenti’s mid-century modernist classic Pipistrello, whilst Luceplan will put on a theatrical display with its impressive Mesh collection designed by Francisco Gomez Paz. Visitors can enjoy sculptural works by experimental brands, Imperfetto Lab and MKR Design; artist Myriam Kuehne Rauner of MKR Design has created a strong and monumental collection inspired by the Bauhaus which will be shown in conjunction with her brushed gold Art Deco style Shine table lamp.
MILESTONES AT I-MADE
During this year’s London Design Festival, I-MADE will celebrate its first ever edition while a number of its exhibitors mark milestone anniversaries.
Leader of premium Italian furniture Poltrona Frau commemorates the 100th year of its iconic 1919 armchair by Renzo Frau. To mark the occasion, Poltrona Frau Style & Design Centre has appointed artist and designer Roberto Lazzeroni to reinterpret the timeless classic and the result - an armchair entitled 2019 - will be on display at I-MADE for the first time in London during the festival.
MDF Italia uses the event to highlight two tenth anniversaries; the innovative Tense table by Piergiorgio Michele Cazzaniga, and Flow collection by Jean Marie Massaud with the introduction of new sizes, materials and finishes. For over a century, design brand Castelli 1877 has been a symbol of ‘Made in Italy’ and this September, uses I-MADE as a platform to underline its heritage and announce its next chapter.
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