With great pride and pleasure, we welcomed the partnership proposal between the Italian Pavilion Expo 2020 Dubai and the Interni magazine. And we are very grateful to those who allowed us to discover the contents of innovation, research and Italian 'know-how that the showcase of the Italian Pavilion expresses and conveys in an evocative way to an international audience, in a city boiling constructively like Dubai in the UAE, a country new to us.
We are also very satisfied that the Italian Pavilion project involved designers - from the creative director Davide Rampello to the architects Carlo Ratti and Italo Rota - alongside the magazine Interni, for a long time and always sensitive to the research carried out by us in Milan even in the major events organized during the FuoriSalone.
Then there is the great satisfaction of having been involved in the brilliant vision of a Commissioner General such as Paolo Glisenti , who oriented the themes of the project that could no longer be postponed according to the objectives signed by the UN member countries and contained in the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development .
In the futuristic "garden of stories" that is the Italian Pavilion we talk about experimental materials that build the cities of the future, about circular architecture that blurs the boundaries between artificial natural, historical memory and sustainable innovative technologies, flanked by such an extraordinary work as the 3D printed reproduction of Michelangelo's David, the masterpiece statue and symbol of the Italian Renaissance.
Our thanks go to all those who have lavished their talent and creativity to imagine all these scenarios of excellence. But my personal thanks also goes to those who have worked hard to create this guide and to those who will have the opportunity to visit the Italian Pavilion in the company of this small vademecum.
We hope that this tool can become a pleasant memory of the experience lived in first person. A printed 'postcard' of a certainly more impactful and engaging reality. A tangible memory that can also become digital.