As part of the London Design Festival, Dezeen is teaming up with Istituto Marangoni to host a talk with the school’s art director Giulio Cappellini on sustainability and its place in design education. Watch live from 6:30pm UK time.
Chaired by Dezeen’s assistant editor for design and environment Jennifer Hahn, the talk will explore the importance of teaching sustainability on design courses and how it can be taught effectively.
The talk coincides with the inaugural Design Graduates Show at fashion and design school Istituto Marangoni London, which will exhibit work by the first graduates from the school’s new design programs.
Giulio Cappellini is the creative director of the iconic Italian furniture brand Cappellini, which was founded by his father in 1946.
He is known for looking beyond Italy for emerging talent to design for the brand, and in doing so leading a wave of modernization in the once-insular Italian design industry.
Cappellini helped launch the careers of designers like Tom Dixon, Jasper Morrison, Marcel Wanders, the Bouroullec brothers and Barber & Osgerby, among others.
He acts as art director for a number of brands and institutions including Istituto Marangoni, as well as Italian bathrooms brand Ceramica Flaminia, lift manufacturer IGV Lift, and lamp specialist Icone Luce.
Cappellini teaches as a visiting professor in several design and architecture schools around the world and has organized exhibitions and events globally.
The event is the first in a series of talks held at Istituto Marangoni during the London Design Festival.
Over the course of the weekend, the school will host conversations with jewelery designer Lara Bohinc on the theme of emotional design, architect Michael Pawlyn on biomimicry and regenerative design, designer Sarah Angold on meaningful design, and furniture procurement and manufacturing consultancy Matter of Stuff on materiality.
While the talk with Cappellini is an invite-only event, the weekend talks are free and open for anyone to attend. Click here to RSVP.
This talk was produced by Dezeen for Istituto Marangoni as part of a partnership. Find out more about Dezeen partnership content here.