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Italian Design Week 2023 inaugurated in Karachi

KARACHI: The 7th edition of the Italian Design Week, organized jointly by Consulate General of Italy and Habitt City (a community safe space for cultural initiatives & activities for Karachiites) was inaugurated here on Thursday (16th of March, 2023).

The event held to launch Don Corleone Objects in Pakistan crafted by the renowned Sicilian ceramic artist Antonino Forlin, was attended by members of diplomatic corps here, government officials, prominent architects, artists and entrepreneurs.

Conspicuous among others there were Consul General of Italy Danilo Giurdanella,Commissioner Karachi Iqbal Memon, IBL/Habitt CEO Munis Abdullah, Consul General of USA Ms. Nicole Theriot, Consul General of France Alexis Chahtahtinsky and Consul General of Japan Odagiri Toshio.

The Italian Design Day is an event conceived to promote Italian design abroad, to support exports and the internationalization of companies in this sector, to foster international know-how and exchange of technical and creative skills.

This 7th edition focuses on quality, the ability to conceive and create products that combine aesthetic and functional needs using production processes that respect the environment and people’s health

KARACHI: Consul General of Italy Danilo Giurdanella speaking on the occasion of the product launch of Taormina Collection at Italian Design Week here on Thursday (16th of March, 2023).
KARACHI: Consulate General of Italy also organized the book launch and panel discussion of Salman Jawaid’s oeuvre The Fold.

Besides the product launches of Taormina Collection and Don Corleone Objects in Karachi, the Consulate General of Italy also organized the book launch and panel discussion of Salman Jawaid’s oeuvre The Fold.

Salman Jawaid happens to be the first Pakistani architect invited by the European Culture Centre to organize the Pakistan Pavilion at the International Venice Architecture Biennale in 2018, which created history for the people of Pakistan and opened the doors for others to follow.

The Fold looks into the journey of a team of young passionate architects from Pakistan, who make a mark at one of the most prestigious international design event with their sheer determination and hardwork.

KARACHI: The Consulate together with Habitt City have lined up cultural events such as a three day Italian Markitt – a three day street food festival from 17-19 March, 2023 for people of the Metropolis to enjoy the Italian delicacies in their city.
KARACHI: A ceramic workshop by Antonino Forlin has been organized for students of the faculty of arts to get a chance to learn specialized technique and methods used in pottery and ceramics.
KARACHI: An Italian Culinary Class has been organized for ardent lovers of Italian cuisine to learn authentic Italian recipes, which is being demonstrated by Chef Gennaro Carrozza during the Italian Design Week.
The Friends of the Citizen Foundation Italian Chapter, a non profit organization advocating the cause of TCF Pakistan in Italy has partnered with Indus Valley School for Art and Architecture (IVS) and Salone del Mobile, the largest Annual Furniture and Design Exhibition in the world hosted in Milan.
Dr. Faiza Mushtaq, Head at IVS School of Art and Architecture took the opportunity to announce on the occasion of Italian Design Day, the ART4EDUCATION project, that aims to showcase award winning design pieces by Pakistani artists, architects and designers to be auctioned at Salone del Mobile in 2024 to support the TCF network in Pakistan.