I-Made: Italian Manufacture, Art and Design Exhibition

On the occasion of the 2019 London Design Festival, Cantarutti will take part in the first edition of I-Made – Italian Manufacture, Art and Design Exhibition – an exhibition curated by Giulio Cappellini, inside the halls of the prestigious Saatchi Gallery. The exhibition aims to celebrate the research and craftsmanship that has always characterised Made in Italy design and manufacture, and put on stage the iconic products from historic companies of our country. The curator’s goal is to explore “not only the beautiful projects, but also the functional and innovative ones that have shaped the Italian production landscape and continue to globally influence the design”, says Giulio Cappellini.

Ribbon, designed by Anderssen&Voll

As a tribute to the furnishing accessory par excellence, the chair, Giulio Cappellini has designed the satellite exhibition Take a seat, a focus dedicated to this archetypal product and to its change of status over the years. The Cantarutti seats, entirely made in Italy with eco-compatible materials, take part in this important exhibition as emblems of a production in which the manufacturing tradition coexists with the technological research. The result is a product in which “wood becomes a pure frame for an important work on colours, materials and finishes”, as the LucidiPevere designers explain that since 2016 they have been collaborating with the company. The projects of international designers such as Anderssen&Voll, Studio Klass, LucidiPevere and Adam Goodrum, with whom Cantarutti collaborates, are exposed within I-Made.

Sprint, designed by Studio Klass

Within the exhibition space, a series of open space installations transform each product into a work of art that becomes a symbol of excellence on a global level. The exhibition will be accompanied by a series of talks and round tables with the participation of designers, artisans and entrepreneurs who will reveal the soul of their projects.

I-Made: Italian Manufacture, Art and Design Exhibition
20 – 21 September h. 10am – 8pm
22 September h. 10am – 6pm
↳ Saatchi Gallery, Duke of York’s HQ, King’s Road
Chelsea, London SW3 4RY (UK)