Exhibition of contemporary Italian designs in Delhi from Oct 10

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New Delhi, Oct 8 (UNI) The secret of the well known Italian excellence in fashion, lifestyle and entertainment will be unveiled in the capital at an exhibition beginning Wednesday.

''Hundred objects of Italian Design'', an itinerant exhibition showcasing some of the timeless Italian designs in fields of fashion, lifestyle, architecture and sculpture, will begin at Delhi's Lalit Kala Academi on October 10.

To be inaugurated by Italian Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Massimo D' Alema and Union Minister for Culture and Tourism Ambika Sonia, the ten-day exhibition will unveil some of the most meaningful objects of Italian design from the Permanent collection of the La Triennalle di Milano.

The exhibits depict the change in the Italian designs from the post-war period, 1940s and 50s, the rigorous modernisation of the 60s and 70s, the age of experimentation in the 80s and 90s till this day. These creations have marked the transformation of the Italian way of living and modern culture and inspired creativity.

The exhibition will later travel to Mumbai, Bangalore and Ahmedabad.

Speaking at a press meet in the Capital to announce the exhibition, Ambassador of Italy to India Antonio Armellini said bringing this exhibition to India was a step towards closer cooperation between India and Italy.

''Both India and Italy are countries that have a deep rooted bond with their culture and tradition. While Indian art and fine art have been instrumental in evolving many modern day art forms, Italian excellence in deign is well renowned in all its declination. Design is a major segment of the Italian economy and is closely associated with Italian ''genius''.

Director of the National Institute of Design, Darlie Koshi said, ''the 100 objects of design from Italy showcase a wide array of designed products, from the mid 1940s to the first decade of the 21st Century, travel in time a great deal, capturing the changing lives and times of people providing us great insights into the relationship of such iconic designs in human progress''.

Said Silvana Annicchiario, the director of the Triennale Design Museum, ''through this exhibition, we hope to give everyone an opportunity to explore the various possibilities that exist in creating something new and completely unique''.


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