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Luigi Rosselli -The House of the Future: Innovation, Sustainability and Beauty



Luigi Rosselli -The House of the Future: Innovation, Sustainability and Beauty

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Italian Design Day 2021

On the occasion of the Italian Design Day in the World, the Italian Trade Agency in Sydney and the Italian Cultural Institute, in collaboration with Smeg Australia, are pleased to host a presentation by renowned architect Luigi Rosselli on the topic The House of the Future: Innovation, Sustainability and Beauty.

The event will be a showcase of Italian design, style, quality and desirability of the MADE IN ITALY brand, complemented by excellent gastronomic specialties in the form of an aperitif.

The Italian Design Day is an annual initiative launched in 2017 by the Ministry for Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation with the support of the Ministry for Heritage, Cultural Activities and Tourism.

The Italian Design Day offers an extensive program of promotional events created by the network of Embassies, Consulates, Italian Cultural Institutes and ITA Offices abroad, and has established itself over the years as an effective instrument for supporting the promotion of design and the internationalization of a strategic industrial sector for Italian exports. Every year, to mark the occasion, 100 different testimonials become the narrators of Italian design and creativity throughout the rest of the world.rosselli sito

Luigi Rosselli is an Italian-Australian architect who has practiced for over 35 years, and is recognised for delivering some of the most iconic houses in Sydney. Rosselli’s approach to architecture is “humanist, where people and environment take precedence over preconceived design dogmas”. His buildings have the softness of time worn structures, of organically grown forms, unlike the sharpness and cool perfection of contemporary architecture.

Born in Milan in 1957, Rosselli was educated at the École Politechnique Federale in Lausanne and spent several years as a student architect, first in the practice of Mario Botta in Switzerland and then under Romaldo Giurgola in his Mitchell Giurgola office in New York. He then moved with the firm to Canberra, where he contributed to the design of the Parliament House. Three different experiences that taught him how to have a holistic approach to design (from Spoon to City) in the case of Mario Botta, a humanist approach with Giurgola and the role of democracy in architecture in the case of Giurgola and Thorp in Canberra. After receiving a pool house luigi rosselli architects 2Master of Architecture (1984) from the EPFL (First Prize SIA) with a thesis on Eclecticism and a project for a Hotel on the Simplon Pass, Luigi moved permanently to Australia where he established his own practice in Sydney in 1985 that continues until today to deliver of a new approach to residential architecture.

The event will be attended by architects, interior designers, journalists, academics, as well as H.E. Francesca Tardioli, Ambassador of Italy in Australia, and institutional representatives of the Sistema Italia.

Entry by invitation only.


Date: Thursday, July 15, 2021

Time: At 6:00 pm

Organized by : Istituto Italiano di Cultura

In collaboration with : ICE, SMEG Australia

Entrance : Free


Smeg Australia, 2-8 Baker Street, Bankmeadow NSW