The Consul General of Italy in Los Angeles and the Director of the Italian Cultural Institute cordially invite you to Italian Design Day 2019
On the occasion of the third annual ITALIAN DESIGN DAY, a special initiative launched by the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation to promote contemporary Italian Design in the world, Milanese designer LUISA CEVESE, this year’s Ambassador of Italian Design for Los Angeles, will present her work in the exhibition “I LOVE WASTE, WORKING WITH WASTE – Luisa Cevese e il progetto Riedizioni”. On view a variety of unique and refined design objects that are the results of her creative way to recycle textile scraps.
LUISA CEVESE is a self-taught designer interested in both textile and art. Since1984 she has designed textiles sold to fashion and interior designers and textile firms, advertising companies, interior and accessories stores, such as: De Padova, Gallia e Peter, J. W. Thompson, Diego Della Valle, Dolce&Gabbana, Romeo Gigli, Bonotto, Maharam, Hermès, Chanel, and Comme des Garçons.
In 1996 she founded Luisa Cevese Riedizioni, the brand name of a line of textiles and products made out of the combination of primarily textile industrial waste and polyurethane. The innovative, original material which combines textile scraps with plastic, is called II (eleven) and is the result of two elements perceived as opposite and contradictory: (I) the textile element (warm, precious, soft) and (I) the plastic element(cold, rigid, cheap and throw away). II is not the sum of the two but a third element, more of the two together. The products are similar but never the same. Each piece is unique and hand made in Italy in a sustainable production that utilizes both natural and man-made fibers.
March 19, 2019 | 6:30 pm
IIC Los Angeles
1023 Hilgard Avenue Los Angeles CA 90024
Doors open at 6:15 PM
Personal and non transferable
Limited space | RSVP required
Luisa Cevese will also give a lecture at SCI-Arc, talking about design, production and sustainability, highlighting the aesthetical, financial, as well as environmental and social value of making recycling an integral part of her practice. MORE>