Here is the complete schedule of the Interior Designer's Week talks (all, except where indicated, at the Istituto Marangoni Milano Design). Access to the Talks is by invitation. It will be possible to attend the meetings from the screen room of the Marangoni Institute, in compliance with current health regulations. And the registrations will be online from 8 pm.

Talks will be recorded and videos will be available after 8pm every day on Interni Design Journal , on and on our Newsletter (click here to receive it.


Benefit Corporation

Many companies are changing their statutes becoming Benefit Corporations and including in the corporate mission not only profit but social and environmental sustainability. To raise the stakes, put management responsibilities into play, and prove their credibility in markets, including international ones.

They will talk about it, moderated by Donatella Bollani, journalist:

Nicoletta Alessi, Alessi Corporate Responsibility Manager, Tiziana Monterisi, Ricehouse co-founder, Eleonore Cavalli, Visionnaire art director and member of the Sustainability Table of Assoarredo-FederlegnoArredo, Gianluca Pazzaglini, Global Chief Commercial Officer Florim

The Talk will be opened by an official greeting from Cristina Tajani, Councilor for Labor Policies, Productive Activities, Commerce and Human Resources of the Municipality of Milan, Carlo Mandelli, managing director of Mondadori Media and Gilda Bojardi, director of INTERNI.


Home Experience

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.

They will talk about it, moderated by Francesco Morace, sociologist:

Michele De Lucchi, architect and designer, founder of AMDL CIRCLE, Paolo Lioy, CEO Whirlpool Italy and Iberia, Roberto Palomba, designer, Paolo Stella, creative director e scrittore



Large or small orders, but very personalized; what we improperly call “Contract” in Italy has become an important business line for many companies, which is however rapidly changing.

They will talk about it, moderated by Patrizia Catalano, journalist:

Massimo Iosa Ghini, Iosa Ghini, Matteo Nunziati, Studio Matteo Nunziati, Marco Piva, Studio Marco Piva, Lorenzo Pascucci, Milan Contract District, Gianmaria Mezzalira, Mezzalira Investment Group


Life Cycle

The meeting investigates the new strategies of the circular economy. Models of sustainable production and consumption, research and innovation, enhancement of digital infrastructures, are the drivers of the restart of our country, the cornerstones of development on which to work for the future of our planet and the enhancement of territories.

They will talk about it, moderated by Laura Traldi, journalist:

Gianluca D’Aquila, responsible for the development of the Waste to Fuel project - Eni Rewind, Andrea Corona, Quantis, Maria D’Ambrosio, president of the F2Lab association, Maria Porro, president of Assarredo-Federlegno-Arredo, Panter & Tourron, design studio.



The sector linked to food & beverage is certainly the one that most of all has undergone great changes and evolutions in recent years. And now the last challenge, given by the pandemic. What are the future scenarios? From the strategies of large-scale distribution to the design of restaurants, from a renewed relationship with the territory by the wineries to the alchemy of five-star cuisine. Key word 'Transformation'.

They will talk about it, moderated by Patrizia Catalano, journalist:

Fabio Pisani, chef & owner of Il Posto di Aimo and Nadia, Valentina Moretti, architect Holding Terra Moretti, Lorenzo Palmeri, designer, Claudio Saverino, architect, Vudafieri-Saverino Partners



Italian know-how, and that unique alchemy between craftsmanship and seriality, are still essential values ​​of the products of our country. Which often boasts a unique business history, all to be enhanced and communicated.

They will talk about it, moderated by Federica Sala, curator and design advisor:

Giulio Cappellini, designer and artistic director, Andrea Carnevale, Chief Marketing and Business Development Officer Pigna, Luca Fuso, Ceo Cassina, Stefania Lazzaroni, general manager Altagamma, Patricia Urquiola, architect and designer


Designing Care

After the emergency period that imposed a surreal immobility, now is the time for action. And the culture of the project will have to set in motion a virtuous reconstruction, an intimate regeneration animated by a profound and responsible listening to the things of the world.


Ernesto Mauri, managing director of Mondadori

They will talk about it, moderated by Gilda Bojardi, director of INTERNI:

Filippo Del Corno, Culture Alderman from the Milan City Council, Dario Franceschini, Minister for Cultural Heritage and Activities and for Tourism, Davide Rampello, artistic director, manager and cultural consultant



Italian design and craft schools remain an international reference point. But how is training demand changing and what are the new professions required by companies?

They will talk about it, moderated by Laura Traldi, journalist:

Luisa Collina, dean of the Faculty of Design, Polytechnic of Milan, Anty Pansera, critic and historian of design, Patrizia Moroso, art director Moroso, Massimo Zanatta, director of the Istituto Marangoni Milano Design School



Family capital, private equity, investment funds, new business models. The panorama of Italian companies is changing to build critical mass and face international markets, which are increasingly unstable, without giving up their own typicality.

They will talk about it, moderated by Silvana Annicchiarico, journalist and curator:

Giovanni Del Vecchio, CEO Giorgetti, Roberto Gavazzi, CEO Boffi, Gianluca Mollura, CEO MOHD, Nicola Coropulis CEO Poltrona Frau



Never as in this moment, also in the wake of the health emergency, is increasing interest in the areas of care and new solutions and technologies that allow you to live in a comfortable and healthy way.

They will talk about it, moderated by Donatella Bollani, journalist:

Davide Angeli, AMDL CIRCLE Head of International Business, Carlotta de Bevilacqua, vice president and CEO of the Artemide group and president of Danese Milano, Tiziano Binini, Binini Partners, Giovanni La Varra, Barreca & La Varra

Special Guest in video Filippo Lodi, UNStudio



Data and lighting travel together; here the future of the spaces we live in, both internal and urban, passes through the network cable, strongly affecting the shape of cities and architecture, and deeply affecting our living conditions. And this great game is being played by intelligent light design.

They will talk about it. moderated by Donatella Bollani, journalist:

Silvana Angeletti, Angeletti Ruzza Design, Felice Limosani, digital light artist, Federico Palazzari, Chairman and CEO Nemo Lighting, Carlo Urbinati, President of Assoluce

Mexico meets Italy. Contract experiences for major projects

The meeting is an opportunity to share the opportunities of the Mexican market with a qualified audience of design professionals and companies. In the North American country, important public and private interventions are starting which will require evolved realities able to play the role of general contractor and deliver "turnkey" works, dealing with design to the choice of suppliers, from logistics to after-sales services .

The meeting will take place in streaming starting at 7pm, on the Zoom platform, with simultaneous translation. Here the link to register.

They will talk about it, moderated by Ricardo Salas Moreno, professor, graphic designer, director Facultad de Diseño de la Universidad Anáhuac Mexico until 2019, and introduced by Giovanni Luca Atena, ICE Office Manager for Mexico, Dominican Republic and Costa Rica:

In connection from Mexico, Paola Calzada, architect, Bernardo Gómez-Pimienta, architect

In connection from Italy, Alexander Bellman, architect and lighting designer, Matteo Nunziati, architect and designer



The finishing sector is among those that invest most in research and development. Always to conquer the interest of customers, who are looking for new textures and surprising effects, durability and high technical performance and, after the pandemic, also the guarantee of being able to easily sanitize living spaces.

They will talk about it, moderated by Donatella Bollani, journalist:

Alberto Apostoli, Studio Apostoli, Diego Grandi, designer, William Lucchetta, founder Cimento, Alessandro Peisino, SAIB