A long interview conducted by Anty Pansera in Rome and Milan, a series of profiles of the most important products of her long career, the memories of staff, colleagues and friends: the book Giovanna Talocci, designer, edited by Anty Pansera and Domitilla Dardi, was presented at the Triennale in Milan.

Speakers at the presentation included Arturo dell’Acqua Bellavitis, Luisa Bocchietto, Odoardo Fioravanti, Anty Pansera, Giovanna Talocci and Domitilla Dardi.

Always with an eye on the evolution of society and our ways of living, new technologies and materials, Giovanna Talocci has put her experience at the service of colleagues for many years, investing time and energy in ADI, Associazione Design Industriale. A story that crosses several decades of design history, between professional and personal chronicles, to outline a portrait of a designer who has contributed to shape the world as we know it today.

“The book is a pleasure to read, also thanks to the conversational tone. It is a choral effort that sheds light on the human relationships Giovanna has been able to create with other designers. The portrait that emerges is that of a deeply generous person,” said Arturo Dell’Acqua Bellavitis.

Luisa Bocchietto added that: “Talocci has often been an outsider, and has seldom seen her works published because she was not part of the Milanese design ‘scene.’ And also, perhaps, because the bath sector was neglected for many years.”

The protagonist concluded by stating that “I chose to do this job only because I have always loved design and always had a passion for materials. I never thought about being a designer to get rich or famous, but only because I believed, and still believe, that design can help us to solve problems.”