Press Release:
Interni: American Architects meet Italian Design

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Design and architecture in New York, From 16 To 18 May

In New York, during the week of design, INTERNI – the magazine of contemporary design and architecture – and Salone del Mobile.Milano, the most important international furniture fair, organize “American Architects meet Italian Design,” a circuit of encounters to encourage dialogue between the world of design and the world of production, involving major international architecture studios and italian companies that symbolise the history and culture of design.


The 54th edition of the Salone del Mobile. Milano welcomed 310,840 visitors and over 2000 exhibitors (photo Alessandro Russotti)

From 16 to 18 May the most representative flagship stores of made in Italy become a unique showcase for encounters organized to promote design culture thanks to prestigious international architecture studios invited to narrate their work and to discuss the themes and history of italian companies.

Through the stories of the most recent works or projects in progress by american studios, “american architects meet italian Design” is structured as an open debate, where architects shed light on their modus operandi: creativity, the design process, the relationship, with clients, research on new materials, experimentation with new technologies, all the way to the choice of finishes and furnishings.

American Architects meet Italian Design” is a circuit of encounters in which architects are invited to discuss the processes that lead to the creation of interiors for major architectural projects. how can an architect stimulate italian companies to make suitable, competitive products for the international market? to what requirements should products respond to meet the needs of the market?

An opportunity for a fertile encounter between design culture and business culture.

Every talk will be followed by a tasting of excellent Italian cuisine

Thanks to aceto Balsamico Due Vittorie, auricchio, Bauli, Ferrarelle, I love italian Food, la perla cioccolato torino, piccolo cafe, Urbani tartufi

INTERNI and Salone del Mobile.Milano in collaboration with Flos, Flou, FontanaArte, Luceplan, Poliform, Scavolini, Technogym present 7 special appointments with Architecture and Design

American Architects meet Italian Design


From top Left: Andrea Lamberti, Karim Rashid, Dror Benshetrit, Vivian Lee, Richard Meier, James Biber, Coren Sharples.

Saturday 16 May

11.30 am
Dror Benshetrit – Dror

5.00 pm
Vivian Lee – Richard Meier & Partners
c/o Luceplan

6.00 pm
Karim Rashid
c/o FontanaArte

Monday 18 May

9.00 am
James Biber – Biber Architects
c/o Scavolini

11.30 am
Andrea Lamberti Rafael Viñoly Architects
c/o Poliform

4.30 pm
Dante O. Benini and Richard Meier
c/o Flou

6.00 pm
Coren Sharples – SHoP
c/o Flos



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