Icon Architects

For Salone del Mobile.Milano Shanghai (22/24 November 2018), Interni presents the design talk “Icon Architects. 100 International Stories and Visions” (Friday 23 November – 14.00) and Icon Architects, the fourth volume of the Serie Oro


Together with Interni China, the magazine Interni presents the design talk Icon Architects. 100 International Stories and Visions and the preview of the special publication Serie Oro Icon Architects.

The talk features the viewpoints of some of the most important Italian and international architects, who besides designing prestigious buildings all over the world have also applied their approach to objects, creating some of the most representative products of Italian design.

The stars of the conversation held on Friday 23 November at 14.00 in the Shanghai Exhibition Center (Dome Hall – Piazza Italiana) will be Yang Dongjiang (editor-in-chief Interni China and professor at the Academy of Art and Design of Tsinghua University), Gilda Bojardi (editor-in-chief of Interni), Carola Bestetti (Living Divani Head of Marketing and Communication), Aldo Cibic (architect, founder of Cibic Workshop), Aric Chen (curator-at-large of M+ Museum for Visual Culture Hong Kong) and Carlotta de Bevilacqua (vice-president and CEO Artemide Group).

The international guests representing the worlds of business, publishing and education, will take part in a debate on the role of the designer and the architect in contemporary society, the present relationship between the two disciplines, and new viewpoints towards which design culture seems to be moving.



The views and work of 100 Italian and international architects are the contents of Icon Architects, the fourth volume of the Serie Oro of Interni, making its debut in Shanghai to ideally develop the narrative on Italian design that began in 2014 with the publication to celebrate the first 60 years of Interni, followed in 2016 by the collectible issue 500 Italian Design Icons Still in Production, and in 2017 by Icon Makers.