On the occasion of the 7th edition of Italian Design Day, which is centered around the theme “La qualità che illumina. L’energia del design per le persone e per l’ambiente” (Enlightening quality. The energy of design for people and environment), the exhibition “Fare Luce. Il design delle lampade di Michele De Lucchi” (Shedding Light. The Lamp Design of Michele De Lucchi) will open on 9 March at the Italian Cultural Institute of Brussels – a tribute to architect and designer Michele De Lucchi, who will be present as Ambassador of Light.
The event, which is promoted by the Italian Cultural Institute, the Italian Embassy in Belgium and ICE (Agency for the promotion abroad and internationalisation of Italian companies), is aimed at promoting Italian design by placing leading companies and organisations in the sector at the centre, making them the protagonists of the events thanks to an exceptional international stage.
Fare Luce is a multiform landscape of light sources, where design dialogues with and works in favour of the quality of living. The lamps on display are an example of the evolution and adaptability of design culture; they constitute a series of solutions that emphasise the role of light in relation to the needs of domestic habitats, working spaces or more intimate and meditative ones. Metal, fabric, parchment, blown glass, ceramic, marble create surfaces that calibrate, reflect and diffuse a kind of light that is different every time. The lamp bodies can be adapted, moved and shaped by means of high-tech mechanisms or simple low-tech tricks.