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Watch a talk with Giulio Cappellini on sustainability in design education

As part of London Design Festival, Dezeen teamed up with Istituto Marangoni to host a talk with the school's art director Giulio Cappellini on sustainability and its place in design education.

Chaired by Dezeen's assistant editor for design and environment Jennifer Hahn, the talk explored the importance of teaching sustainability on design courses and how it can be taught effectively.

The talk coincided with the inaugural Design Graduates Show at fashion and design school Istituto Marangoni London, which exhibits work by the first graduates from the school’s new design programmes.

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Dezeen is hosting a talk at design school Istituto Marangoni

Giulio Cappellini is the creative director of iconic Italian furniture brand Cappellini, which was founded by his father in 1946.

He is known for looking beyond Italy for emerging talent to design for the brand, and in doing so leading a wave of modernisation in the once-insular Italian design industry.

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Giulio Cappellini is the art director of Istituto Marangoni

Cappellini helped to launch the careers of designers like Tom DixonJasper MorrisonMarcel Wanders, the Bouroullec brothers and Barber & Osgerby, among others.

He acts as art director for a number of brands and institutions including Istituto Marangoni, as well as Italian bathrooms brand Ceramica Flaminia, lift manufacturer IGV Lift, and lamp specialist Icone Luce.

Cappellini teaches as a visiting professor in several design and architecture schools around the world and has organised exhibitions and events globally.

The event was the first in a series of talks held at Istituto Marangoni during London Design Festival.

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The talk coincides with the inaugural Design Graduates Show at Istituto Marangoni London

Over the course of the weekend, the school will host conversations with jewellery designer Lara Bohinc on the theme of emotional design, architect Michael Pawlyn on biomimicry and regenerative design, designer Sarah Angold on meaningful design, and furniture procurement and manufacturing consultancy Matter of Stuff on materiality.

While the talk with Cappellini was an invite-only event, the weekend talks are free and open for anyone to attend. Click here to RSVP.

Partnership content

This talk was produced by Dezeen for Istituto Marangoni as part of a partnership. Find out more about Dezeen partnership content here.