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FuoriSalone Design Week: Sustainability Paints the World

2nd August 2021

FuoriSalone Design Week: Sustainability Paints the World

In a series of live online talks and physical installations ICA Group, One Works and Plinio il Giovane take the public on a voyage of discovery through the different facets of sustainability!

September will see Milan at the center of international attention for beauty and design with the Salone del Mobile event, and subsequently for climate change with the COP26 preparatory meeting. Meanwhile, One Works is pleased to be hosting the SUSTAINABILITY PAINTS THE WORLD” event on September 5–10, bringing together the characteristics of the former and the values of the latter, which are becoming inextricably linked.

Adding further color to the Fuorisalone Design Week 2021 Edition, One Works is pleased to be joint creators and promoters together with leading producer of innovative and environmentally sustainable coatings for wood and glass, ICA Group, and the prestigious Plinio il Giovane, a real institution in the Milanese design scene since 1975 for the creation of eco-friendly wooden furniture. Together, we will be offering visitors a rich program of meetings and installations at the One Works headquarters at via Sciesa 3, including the inauguration of ICA Group’s first showroom in Milan - an event that cannot be missed.

The event will enable the public to encounter, understand and gauge the extent to which sustainability can, and increasingly needs to be, the underlying product and process philosophy for any project. It will be structured with an original program of live virtual talks focused on the UN Agenda 2030 Sustainable Development Goals. More details of the program can be found here.

Alongside this, visitors can enjoy an exclusive preview exhibition of certain pieces from the new Plinio il Giovane ARIA collection, created by historic Milanese designer Mario Prandina and targeting the contract market. Designed to guarantee safety and well-being, through ecologically sound materials (sustainable finishes, raw materials such as solid wood and high-tech materials), scalability, modularity and alignment with health and hygiene regulations, ARIA is further instilled with personality, beauty and sustainability through the limitless color options of the innovative coatings from ICA Group, a company that has been internationally showcasing Italian research and manufacturing excellence for over 50 years.

FuoriSalone Design Week: Sustainability Paints the World

The programme of the live talks

All the talks will be available in live streaming on YouTube, Facebook and Instagram!

  • Goal #3: Good Health and Well-Being (06/09, h 18.30 - 19:30) UTC +2 CEST

    Live talk with Eliana Liotta (writer and journalist) and Francesco Guidara (Marketing Director, Boston Consulting Group) - Learn more.


  • Goal #4: Quality Education (07/09, h 18.30 - 19:30) UTC +2 CEST

    Live talk with Stefano Caselli (Professor of Finance, Università Bocconi) and Don Alberto Torriani (Rector, Collegio San Carlo di Milano) - Learn more.


  • Goal #9: Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure (08/09 | 18.30 - 19:30) UTC +2 CEST

    Live talk with Anna Gervasoni (General Manager at AIFI and President at ExSUF) and Eleonora Rizzuto (Director Corporate Sustainability & Responsibility at Bulgari and Sustainable Development Director at LVMH Italy) - Learn more.


  • Goal #13: Climate Action (09/09, 18.30 - 19:30) UTC +2 CEST

    Live talk with Michele De Lucchi (Architect and Designer) - Learn more.

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