Italian Design Icons 2020 - Shanghai Edition

Italian Design Icons is coming back for its 5th edition and is set to take place from November 20th - 22nd in the heart of Shanghai’s creative district at the popular Liang Project gallery. This exclusive 3 - day exhibition will focus on the topic of “Style and Sustainability” and will showcase a splendid collection of internationally acclaimed Italian brands, putting the spotlight on their innovative projects and products combining sustainability with the quality of Italian style.

IDI - Italian Design Icons originated from an idea of DP Group and is organized by Eastant Communication & Events, following the desire to create a platform to further celebrate the excellence of Italian design in China, along with the kind support of the Consulate General of Italy in Shanghai.

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We are glad to announce that among our IDI 2020 brands there will be Ansaldo Breda, Casappa, Comau, Ducati, FAAM, iGuzzini, Itema, Maserati, Pirelli, Poltrona Frau, Technogym, and UFI Filters. Along with them, a series of renowned companies, universities and media partners will join us for exclusive lectures, where their top Italian designers, architects, professors and key opinion leaders will have the opportunity to share their vision of a future where sustainability and style may harmoniously coexist.

This year, IDI received kind support from a series of prestigious partners.

Institutional Partners 

China - Italy Chamber of Commerce 

Fondazione Italia Cina 

Istituto Marangoni 

Italian Trade Agency 

LUISS University 

Shanghai Jiao Tong University - School of Design 

Xi’an Jiaotong - Liverpool University 

Supporting Partners

AF Design & Consulting




Liang Project



New Sky

No Name Studio Zhujiajiao

Heilan Pegasus Watertown


Savino Del Bene

Segula Technologies Group

Studio Volpi

Sun Exhibition Services

Vudafieri Saverino Partners

Xiaoxiao Vision Photography Xiao

YZ - Design

Media Partners

Class Editori

Milano Finanza

The Nanjinger


We and China

Food & Beverage Partners

Aperol Spritz







Viola Beer


Italian Design Icons 2020 - Shanghai Edition will be open to the public and it will be an inspiring occasion to celebrate design, embrace the sustainability of this new trend, and share knowledge from various industries such as automotive, industrial, furniture, fashion, education, and food & beverage. IDI 2020 will also be enriched by interviews and press conferences with some of the most famous domestic media outlets and foreign media partners, and a VIP cocktail party to foster relations between the Italian, Chinese and international design communities.


Our exclusive lectures will be presented by esteemed speakers, including:

Ms. Graziana Laura Mellaro

Student & Academic Service & Corporate Training Manager, Marangoni Institute

Mr. Matteo Fioravanti

Design Director, Segula Technologies

Ms. Penny Kwan

Stage Director / Planner / Visual Artist

No Name Studio Zhujiajiao

Mr. Stefano Piontini

Head of Asia Pacific and Creative Director of

Vudafieri Saverino Partners

Mr. Carlo Xiang

 Sales Manager & PM, Studio Volpi

Mr. Gianmauro Vella

 Head of Design APAC & Amesa, PepsiCo

Mr. Kenny Zhu

 Sales & Marketing Manager, Casappa

Mr. Wallace Bie

 Marketing Head, Comau APAC

Mr. Ermanno Vitali

 General Manager of YIBF, FAAM

Mr. Luca Tarsetti

Regional Director APAC, iGuzzini

Ms. Xia Chuanyun

 China Technical Development Director, Itema

Mr. Cristian Ferrarese

 China Managing Director, Technogym

Mr. Peter Wang

 APAC R&D Director, UFI Filters

Mr. Zhao Lusheng

 Director of Product Compliance and Government Affairs (Greater China), Ducati

Ms. Carolina Wang

 Marketing Director, Evereden

Mr. Michele Armando

 Managing Partner / Director

Quarta & Armando Architecture Design Research

Mr. Gianmaria Quarta

 Managing Partner / Director

Quarta & Armando Architecture Design Research

Mr. Pierre Zhu

 Regional VP Greater China, DiaSorin

Mr. Zhuang Hua

 Founder, Y.Z. Design

Ms. Alba Wang

 Co - Founder, AF Design Consulting

Mr. Edward Liu

 President, Sino Drink

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Italian Design Icons 2020 – Shanghai Edition!