With over fifty years of expertise in metalworking, Mingardo, an Italian design and craftsmanship brand, is proud to actively take part in the fight against cancer with “A flame for research”, a fundraising initiative in support of the Mario Negri Pharmacological Research Institute IRCCS.
In September, on the occasion of the Milan Design Week, a numbered collection of candle holders will be showcased in an exhibition curated by Federica Sala, at Offstage, piazza Luigi Vittorio Bertarelli, 4. The pieces are conceived by a selection of internationally acclaimed designers: Michele De Lucchi, Jaime Hayon, Philippe Malouin, Alberto & Francesco Meda, Luca Nichetto, Matteo Thun, Patricia Urquiola, Marcel Wanders studio, Panter & Tourron and Federica Biasi (who is also art director of Mingardo and the project).
The exhibition design is entrusted to the architectural firm Offstage. After the exhibition, the candleholders will be auctioned by Cristiano De Lorenzo at Christie’s. The auction will take place in the spaces of Marienco, in via Ampola 18 on September 15th. The proceeds will be entirely donated to the Mario Negri Pharmacological Research Institute IRCCS, concretely implementing the scientific research against cancer.
Date _ 2021
Art Direction : Project /Photos / Catalogue : Federica Biasi
Ph : Matteo Imbriani + Stefania Zanetti
Curator : Federica Sala
Graphic Design : Giulia Ferraris