For its fifth edition, Lake Como Design Festival chooses the observation of nature as its guiding thread. "Naturalis Historia" will be the title of this new event, inspired by the homonymous work by Pliny the Elder. In the year of the Bimillenary of his birth (Como, 23 A.D.), the theme chosen is intended as a tribute to the writer and naturalist, to his eclectic and curious character of forgotten, new and useful things. In particular, among Pliny's writings, the never predictable census of the animal and plant world, as well as the valuable information in books on mineralogy, define the topics that the next edition of the festival will stage in a series of meetings, exhibitions and site-specific installations.