Be Original Americas with Giovanna Castiglioni and Julie Lasky May 19

Be Original Americas is sponsoring a talk with Giovanna Castiglioni and Julie Lasky this Saturday, May 19th, at WantedDesign Manhattan.

“Keeper of the Flame: A Conversation with Giovanna Castiglioni” Presented by Be Original Americas at WantedDesign Manhattan

WHAT: “Keeper of the Flame: A Conversation with Giovanna Castiglioni” (Be Original Americas™)

WHEN: Saturday, May 19, 2018, 2-3pm

WantedDesign Manhattan
Conversation Lounge
269 11th Avenue
New York, NY 10011

RSVP required – to or call 212.353.1383

WHO: Giovanna Castiglioni and Julie Lasky, Design Journalist & Critic

Be Original Americas will sponsor a talk with Giovanna Castiglioni during WantedDesign Manhattan in the Conversation Lounge on Saturday, May 19, 2018 at 2pm. Giovanna Castiglioni, a daughter of the eminent Italian designer Achille Castiglioni and a leader of the foundation in Milan dedicated to his work, will talk about her father’s gift for originality, as demonstrated by iconic lighting products like the Arco lamp, and his decades-long battle against plagiarists. Joining her in conversation is Julie Lasky, design journalist and critic. Lasky moderated the organization’s first panel discussion and is a champion of original design in journalism.

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Giovanna Castiglioni’s appearance is made possible courtesy of FLOS. Seating in the Conversation Lounge is provided by Design Within Reach, Heller, Herman Miller, and Kartell.

Arco lamp


Be Original Americas is a nonprofit organization that is committed to initiating discussion on the importance and value of preserving original design across the Americas, through informational, educational and influential marketing initiatives and other efforts to promote this critical issue.   Be Original Americas charter members – including Alessi, Bernhardt Design, Design Within Reach, Emeco, Flos, Fritz Hansen, Herman Miller®, Kartell, Ligne Roset, Poltrona Frau Group and Vitra, and new board members, Gensler and Rich Brilliant Willing – believe that the value of authenticity cannot be underestimated or taken for granted in the marketplace. Through an aggressive program of panel discussions and CEU courses, the movement campaigns to establish a set of industry standards that encourages public and professionals, along with our media partners, to fully support creativity and authenticity, to invest in the future of design, to incentivize innovation, and to give back to the industry and the people it serves.

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