29 September, 2020 - 5pm
Interni Meeting Point, Istituto Marangoni, via Cerva 24.

Connectivity, digitization of living, design, Italian spirit; four elements that are playing a fundamental role in changing our life habits and the spaces we live in. The long period of isolation has shown that the house is not only its architecture but Utilities are increasingly crucial: consumer electronics, furniture, entertainment and much more. Different sectors, each with its own specificities and different speeds of change, but all involved in the revolution of habits with respect to the lives in our domus. Changing or renovating your home will require longer times and important budgets, while it will be more immediate to transform a part of the furniture to create a workstation, or to increase the quality of the devices that surround us, with a renewed need for well-being and greater awareness. environmental.

Moderator Francesco Morace, sociologist - The talk was produced with the support of  Whirlpool


Michele De Lucchi, architect, founder AMDL Circle (Ph. Giovanni Gastel)
Architect. He has been among the protagonists of the avantgarde currents in architecture and design since the seventies. He has designed objects for the best known Italian and European companies. He has carried out architectural projects in Italy and around the world, ranging from industrial buildings to cultural centers. He is the founder and part of AMDL CIRCLE, an interdisciplinary community of innovative designers. Since 2018, AMDL CIRCLE's research has focused on the Earth Stations project, a new typology of buildings that use humanistic and technological knowledge to foster human relationships.

Paolo Lioy, Ceo Whirlpool Italia & Iberia
Paolo Lioy joined Whirlpool Corporation in 2004 after experiences in Bolton Manitoba and Nestlè, holding roles of increasing responsibility both in sales and marketing of the Italian market and has developed extensive international experience in strategic countries for the group. Since 2018 he has been a member of the Board of Whirlpool Italia in the role of Chief Executive Officer and starting from 2019 has extended his responsibility to Spain and Portugal as well. Previously he was for 3 years on the Board of Whirlpool Switzerland and Whirlpool International as General Manager West Europe where he developed commercial strategies for the whole area (Switzerland, Nordics, Holland, Spain and Portugal). Before arriving in Switzerland, Lioy had another important international experience for several years in Moscow in the role of General Director Eastern & South Eastern Europe and General Manager Russia.

Roberto Palomba, architect, designer and chief design officier Ideal Standard Group (Ph. Carlo William Rossi + Fabio Mureddu)
Architect and designer internationally renowned, Roberto Palomba lives and works in Milan. In 1994 he founded with Ludovica Serafini Palomba Serafini Associati; the studio develops interior/ exhibit/industrial design and architecture projects worldwide. He is strategic consultant and art director for several historical design companies, collaborating with leading international brands such as Boffi, Cappellini, Dornbracht, Driade, Bow, Elmar, Exteta, Flaminia, Foscarini, Ideal Standard, Lema, Plank, Poltrona Frau, Sawaya & Moroni, Samsung, Talenti, Tubes, Viccarbe, Zanotta, Zucchetti. He has been lecturer at the Polytechnic of Milan (Degree in Industrial Design).He has been awarded with numerous international recognitions.

Paolo Stella, creative director and writer
Paolo Stella started his acting career thanks to “Amici” a popular Italian talent show and several Tv series; his talent mixed with his passion for photography and story telling brought him a great following on social media. His career developed into publishing, becoming a contributor for Elle and one of the founders of Lampoon magazine. After his publishing experience, Paolo founded his creative agency: @asap.studio which realizes web campaigns for the most important fashion brands such as Chanel, Maserati, Bulgaari, YSL, Tom Ford, Estee Lauder, H&M. In 2017 he won the “Rising Star” prize at the Venice Film Festival and one year later he produced his first Tv documentary that explores the influencer world called “THEInflucers”. He published in 2018 his first novel,«Meet me alla Boa» (Mondadori), and this year his second one «Per caso (tanto il caso non esiste)»(Mondadori) has a great success.