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Los Angeles Celebrates "Italian Design Day (March 2, 2017)

Date:

02/16/2017


Los Angeles Celebrates

Los Angeles celebates “Italian Design Day”, the new world-wide initiative to be held on March 2nd, lauched by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation in collaboration with Triennale di Milano, MISE and MIBACT. The “Ambassadors of Italian Design” architects Lorenzo Damiani and Elena Pacenti, will engage in a conversation with Carlo Caccavale.

The Consulate General of Italy, has organized a special event at the Pacific Design Center in Los Angeles to celebrate “Italian Design Day”. Promoted by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation in collaboration with the Triennale di Milano, MISE and MIBACT it will be celebrated simultaneously, throughout the world. The biggest names in Italian Design will visit 100 Consular and Diplomatic Network locations abroad, including Los Angeles, as “Ambassadors of Design”.

The event will take place on March 2nd. The purpose of this initiative - as Consul General Antonio Verde has highlighted - “will be to illustrate the history, the new trends and the industrial prospective of a fundamental segment of Italian creativity whose excellence is recognized and admired everywhere.”

Two Italian architects based in California: Elena Pacenti (Dean of the Domus Academy School of Design in San Diego) and Carlo Caccavale (Executive Director of The American Institute of Architects Los Angeles) will join the “Ambassador of the Italian Design”, specifically sent from Italy for the occasion, architect Lorenzo Damiani, specialized in “Furniture and Product Design”.

The event will take place Thursday March 2nd 2017, from 5 to 7 pm, at the Pacific Design Center, Conference Center, 8687 Melrose Avenue, West Hollywood, CA 90069. RSVP losangeles.stampa@esteri.it 

 

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Panel formed for the Italian Design Day in Los Angeles

Carlo Caccavale, Associate Director of the American Institute of Architects Los Angeles from 2003 until now and Executive Director of the American Institute of Architects Los Angeles from January 2017.

Elena Pacenti - “Ambassador of Design” designated by MAECI - received his degree in Architecture at the Politecnico di Milano. He focuses on furniture and product design and has collaborated with many famous specialized companies. Some of his works are on display at the Chicago Athenaeum, Museo della Triennale and Vitra Museum.

Elena Pacenti - “Ambassador of Design” designated by MAECI - Dean of Domus Academy School of Design at Newschool of Architecture & Design, San Diego, California. Architect and PhD in Industrial Design, previously directed the Domus Academy Research Center, the Master of Service Design and the Design School at Domus Academy in Milan.


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