A selection of 60 lamps produced by the most famous Italian designers between the 1950s and the 1990s are on show in the ‘Italian Light’ exhibition at the Museum of Arts and Crafts in Zagreb. A ‘reasoned’ itinerary guides the many visitors through full-fledged sculptures of light, the fruit of Italian creativity. Promoted and supported by the Italian Cultural Institute, with further support from Assicurazioni Generali, the Association of Italian Entrepeneurs in Croatia and the photo studio Artkopia, the exhibition features exhibits from the Paolo Cortopassi collection, and will run until 18 March.
The exhibition forms part of the ‘Italian Way of Life’ and ‘International Italian Design Day’ programmes, and aims to show how design can unite art with the utility of an object and the industrial world, even in the area of lighting and lighting engineering, in which the commercial value matches its artistic value. The exhibition itinerary unfolds through elegant, essential and bizarre shapes, created with different materials that reflect the evolution in taste and techniques over 40 years of creations.
The exhibition's ribbon-cutting ceremony celebrated on15 February was officiated by the mayor of Zagreb, Milan Bandic, the Italian ambassador, Adriano Chiodi Cianfarani, the director of the Museum, Miroslav Gasparovic and the director of the Italian Cultural Institute, Stefania Del Bravo.