A Look at the Latest Italian Design Trends: Sustainability, Innovation & Emotion – Sep 21st at INNOVIT

A panel discussion featuring leading Italian furniture and textile designers on current design trends and approaches with a focus on sustainability, innovation and emotional impact. Some iconic furniture design samples will also be on display.

How is eco-friendly furniture designed and produced? What kinds of recyclable materials can be used? How essential are research and exploration of how a product will be perceived within specific contexts? What kinds of emotions does it raise? What furniture manufacturing processes can match technology with sustainability? What are the values inherent in hand-making, innovation and cultural heritage?

These are some of the questions that will be discussed during a conversation about some case study products with US manager of Pianca Spa, Monica Aggio; Milanese designer Simone Bonanni; Tessoria Asolana textile designer Davide Brugiolo; Milanese designer Cristina Celestino; and moderator Simone Mazzetto, architect and interior designer, RH San Francisco.

WHEN: Wednesday, Sept. 21 I 6.00 PM
WHERE: INNOVIT – Italian Innovation & Culture Hub, 710 Sansome St, San Francisco 

Organized by the Consulate General of Italy and the Italian Cultural Institute of San Francisco in collaboration with the American Institute of Architects San Francisco (AIASF).