Istituto Marangoni and Rossana Orlandi join forces in a project of environmental awareness

Istituto Marangoni and Rossana Orlandi have joined forces in the project Guiltlessplastic, an important initiative of environmental awareness regarding the need to take immediate action to reduce pollution caused by plastic.

Istituto Marangoni is enthusiastic about taking part in the Guiltessplastic project,” says Mark Anderson, Director of Education of Istituto Marangoni in Milan. “This also reflects our esteem for Rossana Orlandi, a pioneer of a vision that combines art, design and fashion and a mentor for young international talents. The aim is to send a strong message of social responsibility, regarding a key theme for the design of the future.”

Rossana Orlandi launched the Guilty Feeling project in 2017, with the aim of involving the world of design in the challenge of coping with the effects of plastic. The evolution of the initiative has become Guiltlessplastic, with the Ro Plastic Prize, an international competition of works in recycled and recyclable plastic.

Another aspect of the project is Ro Ring, a stage on which international designers during Design Week could express ideas and thoughts on sustainability and recycling of plastic.

Among the over 300 entries submitted from 50 countries for the Ro Plastic Prize, the jury also chose projects by an alumnus and a student of Istituto Marangoni: Terence Coton, part of the selected team of former students in the Prisma Project, and Marco Ripani, winner of the contest “Tales and Tables: new technologies for a new conviviality” held last year by Istituto Marangoni in collaboration with Cappellini.

The projects will be on view during the next London Design Week in September at the School of Fashion and Design of Istituto Marangoni London.

The projects will be on view during the next London Design Week in September at the School of Fashion and Design of Istituto Marangoni London (Mark Anderson, Director of Education di Istituto Marangoni Milano Design)"

Two scholarships are also covered by the partnership with Rossana Orlandi, focusing on communication and sustainability. On the Look Out is the theme approached by the candidates seeking grants for the Master in Design Management in Milan.

The London branch invites ambitious young talents to compete for a scholarship for the Master in Interior Design. To take part, submit 15 drawings and a moodboard for a commercial space, on the following theme: Reusing and recycling everyday waste.