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INTERNI presents INTERNI Design Aperitivo

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International design appointments. What’s Best – Who is Next.

INTERNI presents INTERNI Design Aperitivo

A series of events with leading names of international architecture

at Italian design flagship showrooms, in collaboration with

Salone Del Mobile.Milano

London Design Week 19 – 27 September

Press Release, August 2015 – In September during London Design Week INTERNI, the monthly interiors and contemporary design magazine edited by Gilda Bojardi, will host the second series of International Design Appointments, What is Best – Who is Next, after the first took place during New York Design Week. The magazine, a global voice for Italian design for over sixty years, presents “Interni Design Aperitivo”: a series of talks that compare, in an open debate, international architectural projects and the italian design manufacturing industry, in partnership with Salone Del Mobile, Milan, the world’s leading furniture and design fair.

The talks, which are open to the public, will be held in the flagship showrooms of some of the most interesting Italian design brands, transformed into a unique stage for the occasion. The guest speakers, from some of the most influential international architectural practices based in London, will discuss their design philosophy, alongside the design knowledge and heritage typical of the Italian manufacturing industry.

The protagonist of the conference is Design, intended as a universal language of contemporary life and living,” says director Gilda Bojardi. “We are now looking at a more flexible concept of living, that permeates every part of the urban city, public or private. If the twentieth century was the century of modernity, the twenty-first is open to new languages, in which the individual values are focused toward finding widespread prosperity. A mission easily perceived both in the production of furniture design and in the creative world, where architects and designers are the main interpreters, according to one’s philosophical vision and planning, of highly innovative solutions“, concludes Bojardi.

The series of talks will feature:

Saturday 19th September at 18.30

David Chipperfield from David Chipperfield Architects at Valcucine&Driade, 143-149 Great Portland Street, London, W1W 6QN

Tuesday 22nd September at 18.30

Anthony Hudson from Hudson Architects at the Scavolini Store, 39 Fortune Green Rd, West Hampstead, London, NW6 1DR

Wednesday 23rd September at 18.30

Alison Brooks from Alison Brooks Architects at Natuzzi Italia, 80-81 Tottenham Court Rd, London, W1T 4TE

Thursday 24th September at 18.30

Lyndon Neri from Neri & Hu at Lema, 183 Kings Road, London, SW3 5ED

Friday 25th September at 18.30

Clark Pickett from NBBJ at Moroso, 7-15 Rosebery Avenue, London, EC1R 4SP


After each talk an Italian aperitivo will complete the offer, with authentic Italian products reinterpreted by restaurant San Carlo Cicchetti, London.

All information and a complete schedule of events are available from September at

With thanks to: Aceto Balsamico Due Vittorie, Auricchio, La Perla Cioccolato, Nonino, The Grappa Evolution, Acqua S. Pellegrino, Lambrusco di Sorbara DOP, Peroni Nastro Azzurro, Villani Salumi e I Love Italian Food



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Editor’s notes


INTERNI, the Magazine of Interiors and Contemporary Design, celebrated its first 60 yearsin 2014, 60 years during which it has had the good fortune of sharing in the fantastic and adventurous history of Italian furnishings and design. The magazine has closely observed the growth of design nurtured by the intuitions and works of brilliant, courageous men of culture, architects and designers and entrepreneurs. INTERNI continues to be an attentive and up-to-date observatory on the world of design, foregrounding and forecasting trends in design and architecture. Since the first half of the 1990s the magazine has been part of the Periodicals of AME Arnoldo Mondadori Editore, the most important Italian publishing group.

Salone Del Mobile.Milano

The Salone del Mobile was founded in 1961 to promote Italian exports of furniture and complements. It soon became the international reference point of the furniture sector, where ideas, design, technology, innovation and quality meet in a uniquesituation of creativity. The international character of the institution is illustratedby the Saloni WorldWide Moscow, held in October each year in that city, attracting professionals from Russia and other regions, including the former Soviet republics and the Balkan states. The two events – with a selected number of exhibitors representing Italian excellence – provide a showcase on a worldwide level for Made in Italy, one of the loftiest expressions of Italian culture. High-quality Italian furnishings, over the years, have passed from the status of functional objects to that of true objects of desire, thanks to an industrial and cultural process that combines craftsmanship, innovation, creativity and originality, known all over the world as made in Italy.

I Love Italian Food

I Love Italian Food is an international network and a non-profit organisation that spreads its passion for Italian food and cuisine worldwide. Its community currently counts on more than 800.000 users, of which 95% from outside Italy, and a network of more than 7,000 industry professionals, also including chefs, restaurateurs, buyers, suppliers and food bloggers.

I Love Italian Food promotes agro-industrial ‘made in Italy’ by conversing every month with more than 6 million people worldwide (45% in the US, 20% in the EU, 12% in the Far East, 10% in the Middle East); realising international events to meet local industry professionals, creating co-branding projects with their affiliated members.

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