Italian Design Day 2022. Re-Generation: Italian Design and new technologies for a sustainable future

We are pleased to invite you to the event “Re-Generation. Italian Design and new technologies for a sustainable future” organised for the VI edition of the Italian Design Day 2022 by the Italian Chamber of Commerce and Industry for the UK – North West Office and the Consulate of Italy in Manchester.

The purpose is to strengthen the connotation of Italian Design as a distinctive element of the Italian Brand and to sustain opportunities for entry into and/or expansion on international markets for operators in the sector. The event takes place in the framework of the Italian Design Day – IDD 2022, an initiative promoted by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and international Cooperation of Italy to promote international participation at the 61st edition of the Salone del Mobile in Milan (7 – 12 June 2022).

The roundtable will discuss the links between design and sustainability in architecture, highlighting the role played by the inclusion of new generations and technologies. We will reflect on the challenges to which design is called to respond to in a post-pandemic globalised world: the promotion of an ecological transition in our lifestyles, capable of combining functionality and wellbeing and reducing its environmental impact while making use of technological innovation.

The event will take place on Wednesday 23rd March 5pm at The Lowry (Media City, Manchester) M50 3AZ and will be followed by networking drinks and light refreshments kindly offered by our sponsors P&D Italian Deli and Zonin.

For any further information please email Dr Giulia Sirigu, Head of North-West Office:

To participate please RSVP by the 22nd March to Dr Giulia Sirigu

Places are limited and will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis.


4:30 Registration

5:00 Introductory Remarks (Italian Chamber of Commerce and Industry for the UK; Consulate of Italy in Manchester)

5:10 Panel – Chair Daniel Gava

5:50 Q&A and Closing remarks                        

6:00 Networking


Daniel Gava (Chair) : Strategic Business Advisor, Design Industry

Nick Rhodes Programme Director, Product Ceramic & Industrial Design Knowledge Exchange Reader in Industrial Design Central Saint Martins, University of the Arts London. Lifetime Fellow, Musashino Art University, Tokyo

Theo Williams Designer and Creative Director

Jane Penty Consultant and Sustainable Design Leader, Central St Martins, University of the Arts London

Ryan Davison, Strategic Business Manager, Moroso LTD

Valentino Catricala’ SODA Gallery Curator and Lecturer, School of Digital Arts Manchester Metropolitan University

The work of Francesca Daloiso linking Italy, design, sustainability and new generations will be presented during the panel.

The Lowry (Media City, Manchester) M50 3AZ