26 July – 12 August 2012

EcoSoluzions for Everyday Design | Exhibition | Casa Italia – Queen Elizabeth II – Conference Centre | London | Lotus by Giancarlo Zema in the Farnesina Design Collection

Lotus, the first modular system of eco-urban furniture design with photovoltaic technology and electric charging point, designed by the architect Giancarlo Zema for LumineXence in partnership with Tecnopali Group, will be shown in London for the Olympic Games 2012, charging the electric motorcycle Elettra by Rondine Motor. The Farnesina Design Collection, supported by the Ministry of Economic Development and Ministry of Cultural Heritage and Activities, is a permanent exhibition held and hosted in the Farnesina premises of the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Rome. The aim of the exhibition is to showcase and communicate worldwide Italian design, symbol of Made in Italy, which represents a blend between industrial knowledge and creativity. Ten projects: Ciussai by Stefano Ragaini and Giorgio Di Tullio for Ad Hoc; Tonda by Makio Hasuike & Co for Ifi; Wow by Renzo Piano and Pizzakobra by Ron Arad for iGuzzini; Leaf meter by Giorgio Di Tullio for Loccioni; Lotus by Giancarlo Zema for LumineXence; Volo by Alessandro Lenarda for Metalco; Elettra by Marco Nuccitelli for Rondine Motor; Table Riccio by Arturo Montanelli for Stone Italiana. The theme chosen for this edition of the exhibition is “EcoSolutions for Everyday Design” and it is perfectly suitable to the present need of using technology and innovation in order to create eco-compatible and eco-sustainable solutions aiming at preserving a better environment for the coming generations.