Torino 2008, THE FIRST WORLD DESIGN CAPITAL
The Golden Compass Comes to the Reggia di Venaria
The exhibit featuring the Historic Collection and the Awards Ceremony, in Piemonte for the first time in the Award’s 54-year history.
The Golden Compass, one of Europe’s most prestigious recognitions in the field of design, will be one of the main events of the year honoring Torino as world design capital. The exhibit featuring the Historic Collection and the Awards Ceremony, for the first time in the Award’s 54-year history, will temporarily move from Milan to Piemonte, to the Reggia della Venaria Reale.
The exhibit will be inaugurated at the end of April and will remain open until the end of July, while the awards ceremony will be held at the end of June. The exact dates for both these events will be officially announced on March 5th in Milan during the presentation of the ADI Design Index.
Over four hundred items will be on exhibit in the Stables of the Reggia di Venaria Reale, which will open their doors to the public for the first time, as they host what is sure to be one of the most beautiful exhibits of the year. Even the prestigious Restoration Center of the Reggia has decided to take advantage of this important opportunity and will initiate a series of activities dedicated to design.
As spring approaches, besides the Golden Compass, three other major exhibits that are part of the Torino 2008 World Design Capital calendar will be inaugurated: on May 8th the Promotrice delle Belle Arti will inaugurate “Olivetti. Una bella società;” on May 24th, it will be the turn of “Geodesign” at the Palafuksas; and on June 28th, “Flexibility” will open at the former prison Le Nuove in Torino.