At the end of September took place the inauguration of the third edition of Quirinale Contemporaneo. The project, curated by Cristina Mazzantini, aims to expand the heritage of works of art accessible to the public. A quantity of 101 pieces of contemporary art and 102 design objects that since 2019 have enriched the extraordinary cultural heritage of the presidential endowment at Palazzo del Quirinale, and Tenuta di Castelporziano in Rome and Villa Rosebery in Positano (Italy).
Martinelli Luce contributed to the project by donating six Pistillo Outdoor lamps designed by Emiliana Martinelli in the Tricolour version, which will remain permanently exhibited in the courtyard of honour at the Palazzo del Quirinale and in the gardens of Villa Rosebery.
As noted by Cristina Mazzantini, curator of the project and the catalogue Quirinale Contemporaneo – published by Treccani with photographs by Massimo Listri – the operation “shows that Italy does not live only in the reverberation of its magnificent tradition but, today as yesterday, is an extraordinary hotbed of creativity”. The Quirinale Contemporaneo project wants to contribute to the representation and narration of the Italian national identity, with its happy and fruitful balance between the ancient tradition’s custody and the spirit of innovation and future design. The contemporary flair, displayed alongside tradition, makes the Casa Degli Italiani the mirror of times, history and the expressive and cultural manifestations of the Country in its multiform creativity and becoming.