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.
Back to Nature
Designers, editors and galleries meet for the first time in the historic rooms of Villa Olmo, set in a large Italian-style garden and overlooking the first basin of Lake Como.
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Collective exhibition showcases Pliny the Elder's census of different animal, plant and mineral species. A dialogue between works of art, objects and furnishings.
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Stories of Fabrics
Selection of works by national and international designers who work, with a strong spirit of research and experimentation, in the field of natural and plant-based manufacturing.
Contemporary Design Selection
Lake Como Design Festival renews the appointment with contemporary design selection, this year curated by Giovanna Massoni.
Also for this fifth edition, the festival confirms a series of guided tours in the company of architects who will tell you about the masterpieces of Como's rationalism.
A journey inside the ancient city walls dedicated to the discovery of a selection of projects and places, all to be discovered.