The evening will offer a unique insight into the personal reflections and anecdotes from the collaborative design duo, and will focus on their combined interest in Italian craftsmanship, whilst creating and encouraging an audience discussion and debate around the importance of Italian design, its values and heritage.
The two met during their BA in communication design and their interest in product design developed during their Masters degree at the design Academy Eindhoven. Their combined love for classic craftsmanship has lead them to analyse and re-evaluate the relationship between “local cultures and global contexts” – translating those crafts into industrial processes and pushing the boundaries by working with unique and unusual materials, including bread. More recently the duo has embarked on a project with Fendi, working specifically with leather and looking at the complex relationship between humans and nature as part of Design Miami.
Peroni Collaborazioni will be hosted by renowned design journalist and critic Marcus Fairs and is the last in a series of talks which examine the past and future of Italian style and design. Previous speakers include Fabio Novembre, Angela Missoni and Anna Dello Russo.
Date: 26 April 2012
Location: RIBA, 66 Portland Place, London, W1B 1AD
Tickets are free and available to the public; Requests for tickets should be emailed to: Peronitalks@77pr.co.uk
Viewers can watch previous talks by visiting www.facebook.com/peroniuk. Those unable to attend the talk can post questions by using the twitter hash tag #PeroniTalks.