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exhibit > A Journey Through Italian Design



exhibit > A Journey Through Italian Design

The exhibit, curated by the 2021 Italian Design Ambassador in Los Angeles Mattia Biagi, explores the iconic creations by Italian designers and design companies. Bringing Italian design and culture to a wide public has always been one of Biagi’s goals since he moved to Los Angeles 18 years ago. His aim with this show is to take the observer on a voyage through a selection of classic Italian design pieces highlighting Italian ingenuity and sustainability. Italians are internationally renowned for transforming basic materials such as wood, fabric, glass, stone and plastic into true works of art through their talent and knowledge. Italy accepted the challenge of creating a sustainable future long ago. Italian companies, designers, artists and architects answered with their creativity, experimentation, development of new technologies and materials to achieve the most artful solutions to meet this goal.

Organized on the occasion of Italian Design Day an initiative of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation.

Special thanks to the design showrooms Boffi | De Padova, Cassina, IN-EX, Kartell, Leclaireur, Luminaire, ma+39 and Robina Benson.


Opening: online on September 23 at 6 pm PDT
On view at the Italian Cultural Institute Los Angeles starting September 28, 2021 by appointment only
Masks mandatory indoors and outdoors on the Institute’s premises at all times regardless of vaccination status.
To make a reservation, please email


Mattia Biagi is an Italian artist and designer who lives and works in Los Angeles. With over two decades of experience, he has created installations in numerous galleries and museums all over the world, such as Palais de Tokyo and the Louvre Abu Dhabi including large scale and video installations. His work is in the permanent collections in museums in the USA and Italy such as Castello di Rivara and Mint Museum.

Due to his rise to prominence on the international art scene he was commissioned by many companies to create unique collaborations for award winning design products. Biagi is one of the founders and the creative director of Studio Dardo, designing some of the most prestigious houses and projects on the West Coast.



Date: Da Thursday, September 23, 2021 a Friday, October 22, 2021

Organized by : IIC Los Angeles

In collaboration with : Consulates General of Italy in Los Angeles and Italian Trade Commission in Los Angeles

Entrance : Free


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