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Design and new technologies for a sustainable future



Design and new technologies for a sustainable future

Italian Design Day 2022 1181 591 max

On the occasion of the Italian Design Day in the World, the Italian Cultural Institute Sydney and the Italian Trade Agency Sydney are pleased to host a presentation by renowned Architect Luigi Rosselli on the topic “Design and new technologies for a sustainable future”.

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.

IDD 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 1Luigi 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 Ecole 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 Master 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 today with a prolific delivery of a new approach to residential architecture.

Despite being an invitation-only event, the Institute has allocated a limited number of tickets to our members and non-members, available to purchase through Eventbrite.

Guests will belong to the focus areas of design and architecture and include architects, interior designers, journalists, academics and Institutional representatives of the Italian System.

To ensure the health and well-being of our guests, the Italian Cultural Institute will continue to implement the anti-Covid measures currently prescribed by the NSW government and to maintain the following measures:
Any visitor must register using the QR Code upon entering the Institute and must show proof of double vaccination to the staff member in charge.


IIC Students & Members $10 - Non Members $30 (IIC members and students will receive the discount code in a separate email)

Limited seats - booking essential HERE


Date: Tuesday, March 15, 2022

Time: From 6:00 pm To 8:00 pm

Organized by : Isituto Italiano di Cultura

In collaboration with : ICE

Entrance : With fee


Istituto Italiano di Cultura


Istituto Italiano di Cultura