I Saloni Milano Invades New York

December 02, 2010

I Saloni Milano has kicked off the festivities in New York City this holiday season with a month-long lineup of exhibitions and cultural events celebrating Italian design. Running through Saturday, January 8, 2011, the event is presented by FederlegnoArredo, Cosmit, the Italian Ministry of Economic Development and ITC (The Italian Trade Commission) in honor of the 50th Anniversary of the Milan Furniture Fair.

“We are thrilled to share such beautiful expressions of Italian creativity and culture with the City of New York,” said Carlo Guglielmi, president of Cosmit. “As the creative capital of the world, we could think of no better place to begin our yearlong celebration of Italian design.”

Activities offered during I Saloni New York include “Italian Design Street Walking,” a self-guided tour of design featuring promotions and special events by 20 showrooms in the city, a multimedia art installation by artist Robert Wilson, and “Leonardo’s Last Supper: A Vision by Peter Greenaway,” which brings the Italian painting to life through a multimedia presentation.

“We are proud to come to the United States with such a worthwhile project, offering our businesses the opportunity to promote the Italian home furnishing system in the American market—a strategic market for Italy, that today amounts to 551 million euros in exported furnishing products,” said Rosario Messina, President of FederlegnoArredo.

For dates, details and a full calendar of events, click here.

Pictured: The Pedini Dune kitchen.
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