As part of Peroni Nastro Azzurro's series of talks on Italian design at the Victoria & Albert Museum in London, Dezeen editor-in-chief Marcus Fairs will chair a discussion with Milan designer Fabio Novembre on 29 November.
The talk will focus on the importance of and trends in Italian design, with anecdotes from Novembre leading to a discussion with the audience.
Tickets are free but must be booked in advance - click here to reserve your place.
Portrait is by Settimio Benedusi.
Here are some more details from Peroni:
Peroni Nastro Azzurro’s Collaborazioni Talks bring together Italy’s most iconic designers to celebrate its unique values and discuss the future of Italian design starting with a personalised talk with Fabio Novembre
What: The Peroni Collaborazioni Talks: with Fabio Novembre
When: 29th November 2011
Where: The Victoria & Albert Museum, Cromwell Road, London SW7 2RL
Italy is globally renowned for its ability to consistently create some of the most iconic pieces of design. Indeed, the country boasts a long list of well known designers who have become global names in their own right including Alessi, Mendini and Piano. Their success has been built from a unique set of values and traditions that result in beautiful, stylish yet ultimately practical products.
The Peroni Collaborazioni Talks will celebrate these values and traditions of craftsmanship, passion and attention to detail so often found in Italian culture and trends by bringing together two of Italy’s most influential designers who will also share their view on what lies ahead for the future for Italian design, starting with an evening with Fabio Novembre.
The evening will offer a unique insight into the personal reflections and anecdotes from Fabio himself, one of Italy’s most innovative and influential designers, whilst creating and encouraging an audience discussion and debate around the importance of Italian design, its values and the people and trends that will shape its future.
Novembre’s work has played a pivotal role in the development of Italian design and in the past he has worked with leading Italian design brands from Cappellini to Casamania. His first commissioned architectural project was the Anna Molinari Blumarine shop in Hong Kong in 1994 and previous projects also include the unique design and architecture of the SHU bar in Milan and the Stuart Weitzman shoe store in Rome. The talk will allow a rare insight into his work and will address his forecast for the future of Italian design and his thoughts on the new designers that might shape that future.
Peroni Collaborazioni will be hosted by renowned design journalist and critic Marcus Fairs and is the first in a series of talks which will examine the past and future of Italian style and design.
Date: 29th November 2011
Location: The Victoria & Albert Museum, Cromwell Road, London SW7 2RL
Admission: free, booking essential.