In memory of Ing. Giorgio Gamberini, partial exemptions available for the Specializing Master in Furniture Design
Thanks to Daniela Molinaroli‘s generous donation, the call in memory of Engineer Giorgio Gamberini is officially open, offering three 25% partial exemptions for enrolment in the Specializing Master in Furniture Design, managed by POLI.design and starting on November 2021. The paintings that the Engineer, as a passionate painter, made during his life were the useful tool to give life to the initiative, as Daniela Molinaroli states, wants to be a celebration of the passions for design and art that accompanied him during his life, and also a project of support and motivation for young people:
“GIORGIO is the love of my life, and that is what I am for him too. When he left me ‘physically’ alone last year, I realised that, in some part through messages from the many friends who were truly grief-stricken, although we were two individuals with our own well-defined personalities, we have always been a couple and, as such, have lived our lives truly for each other over 50 wonderful years. We were in high school, 15 and 16 years old, when we fell in love and never left each other. Ours has been a good life, with joys and sorrows shared by everyone, but with the optimism of those who know they are loved. Giorgio represents irony, kindness, intelligence, lightness, the ability to make complex situations simple without ever taking himself too seriously. For him, what is new is life, a continuous experience from which he constantly drew skills and lessons.
The day after we parted, I thought about what the best way would be to keep his memory alive, a way to celebrate his passion for life, for art, for design, for the young and for all that we lived and dreamed about together. Gradually, the project took shape, thanks in part to the many friends who remembered him on social networks by posting his paintings and to others who asked to buy them. His paintings represented a way for three young people to enrich their knowledge and follow their passions by financing a Master’s degree in Furniture Design at POLI.design. in Milan. The master’s degree is firmly rooted in the “Italian model” of the relationship between business and design, but, at the same time, aims to develop new knowledge to support the innovation needed to meet the challenges posed by technological, social and market changes. These were all issues that Giorgio held deeply dear, that we shared throughout our lives and will continue to do so.”
His beloved wife, Daniela Molinaroli
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BIO – Giorgio Gamberini
Giorgio Gamberini was born in Sacile (PN) to a Friulian mother and a father from Bologna, an Army officer stationed in Friuli. He spent his early childhood there, and when his father moved, he lived in Rome, which for him remained the most beautiful city in the world, before settling in Piacenza in the early 1960s.
After graduating in Mechanical Engineering in 1979 from the Politecnico di Milano and completing his military service as a Cavalry Artillery Officer in Milan, he became a designer of flexible production systems for the Mandelli mechatronics company, opening the American branch in Detroit.
Despite being a profoundly international person, he decided to return to Italy so as not to abandon its beauty, not least of all its artistic beauty.
His travel stories always fascinated his listeners because they conveyed the customs and traditions of different cultures through his witty and curious eyes.
As Foster’s General Manager, he continued to travel the world, from Europe and the Far East to China and Australia, bringing home new business, new experiences, new light, new colours and new ideas.
Everything that had once been pure pleasure also became a career.
He loved to say that his very first works began when he was 6 years old on the terrace of his house in Rome.
How much work, how much passion, how many colours, how much contemplation, how much creative fury and how much waiting, when he would sit and stare at one of his paintings with a rapt air to find its continuation. At the same time, in his workshop, he experimented with small and large prototypes: stools, lamps, coat racks and empty pockets, tables and small kitchens on wheels, ever with the lightness that sets him apart.
He put his design skills to good use with his knowledge of materials while still pursuing his creative streak.
He loved young people, those capable of pursuing their passions in the world. We never had any children ourselves, but we are happy to dedicate our time to the children of others: grandchildren and children of friends came to him, to us, for advice on studies, work and family or relationship problems, he advised them without ever forcing their choices with his innate ability to live and let live, always lucid and sometimes even sharp in his judgements on people, but appreciating their positive qualities and being loved for this.
On the occasion of the second edition, on June 23 there will be a 24-hour live broadcast with conversations on the concept of "Designing in an era of uncertainty" between the hosts of POLIMI Design System of Politecnico di Milano and 48 international guests.
Al via il design workshop con VANS, un’iniziativa del Sistema Design del Politecnico di Milano per la generazione di idee per rendere accessibile e inclusiva la personalizzazione dei prodotti del marchio
L’iniziativa denominata “VANS CUSTOMISATION EXPERIENCE”, partita venerdì 14 maggio, prevede un percorso originale di sviluppo di nuovi prodotti, servizi ed esperienze per la customizzazione dei prodotti VANS in store
Campari Soda and Deodato Arte together for DUO, the #label-free stool born to be shared
The entire proceeds from the sale of 32 reproductions of DUO, a design object created by Campari Soda in collaboration with Marco Oggian, will be donated to POLI.design for the realization of scholarships to support the training of young design talents.
DIGITAL INNOVATION DAYS 2021. From 10 to 13 November POLI.design will be at the #1 event in Italy on digital and innovation, which this year becomes phygital with more than 200 speakers.
The event is dedicated to digital transformation at 360 degrees, created to disseminate and measure the impacts of the best strategies of entrepreneurship, innovation, digital marketing and sustainability, and new technologies on personal and professional training.
...The next appointments of the Digital Open Days of POLI.design, Consortium Company founded by Politecnico di Milano, are approaching! Discover the training proposal and start planning your future in the Design sector.
...The third appointment of the Digital Open Days of POLI.design, Consortium Company founded by Politecnico di Milano, is approaching! Discover the training proposal and start planning your future in the Design sector.
The applications for the Specializing Masters and Higher Education Courses starting in 2023 are open. Visit the page of the Specializing Master or Course you are interested in and register by the deadline to get a 10% reduction. Hurry up! Places are limited.
Exhibition 'Design the proximity' and Public Program of meetings in collaboration with BASE Milano
‘Designing the proximity' is the theme that the Design System of the Politecnico di Milano - a unique research and education centre composed by POLI.design, School of Design and Department of Design - focuses on during Design Week 2021, in collaboration with BASE Milano.
In December 2021 POLI.design partecipates in the Guangzhou Design Week
With more than 14 years of operational history, Guangzhou Design Week is the first annual international design exhibition in China since 2006 and the most influential and largest commercial activity in the Chinese design industry.
Launching soon SENSITALIANI, the project to promote Italian design born from the collaboration between POLI.design and the Italian Embassy in Kuwait.
A 10-month project, 3 months dedicated to courses for local students, 8 open talk evenings and a 6-day study tour in Italy for design students and industry professionals in Kuwait who desire to experience and delve into Italian design and culture.
New collaboration between POLI.design and Fondazione La Triennale di Milano
The agreement guarantees students, teachers and employees of POLI.design discounts for the 2021/2022 programme and updates on events and initiatives promoted by Triennale di Milano, the world-famous cultural institution dedicated to design, architecture and contemporary culture.
POLI.design academic partner of the Goldreed Industrial Design Award
The international industrial design competition interprets technological progress and social revolution from an Asian perspective, with the aim of promoting a new direction for industrial development and a new model for social life.
Signed the agreement between POLI.design and IFTF for the launch of a new Course for the design of sustainable futures
The collaboration will make it possible to launch the course “Designing Sustainable Futures” starting in 2022 and aimed at providing skills to build a more sustainable future and a better world through design
SMART Label, Host Innovation Award 2021. At "Si può fare" of Radio24 - Sole 24ORE the interview to the CEO POLI.design Matteo O. Ingaramo
On Sunday, October 24, 2021, from 8:30 am POLI.design CEO and Scientific Responsible of the Award Matteo O. Ingaramo will be interviewed by the journalist Laura Bettini in the historical transmission of Radio24.
Strategic partnership between POLI.design and Hainan Design Week for the Partner Country Program of the Hainan Design Week 2021
Today, Thursday 16 September 2021, the ceremony for the signing of the strategic cooperation agreement between POLI.design and Hainan Design Week on the Partner Country Program of the first edition of Hainan Design Week 2021 took place.
A live streaming graduation, the participation to the Car Design Dialogues Asia and an exhibition celebrating the projects created during the XII edition: these are the 3 main events of the TAD Week, a week dedicated to the students of the Specializing Master in Transportation & Automobile Design
The project is dedicated to the customization of VANS products and also includes experimental workshops at the VANS Customs Lab in Milan, open to the public with the active supervision of some designers of the Politecnico di Milano.
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