Expo Dubai: Dolce&Gabbana celebrate Italian beauty

1200 maiolica pieces hand-painted by Sicilian master ceramicists

21 October, 15:23

    ROME - Dolce&Gabbana are celebrating authentic Italian beauty with an exhibit at the Italian pavilion at Expo Dubai 2020 on the theme "Beauty unites people".
    For this homage to beauty, Dolce&Gabbana have designed and made an installation that celebrates Italy's artistic heritage: an architectural structure with Baroque shapes, typical of the architecture of the 18th-century gardens in southern Italy, which winds its way around the lush kitchen-garden of the pavilion, in a dialogue with its colours. The octagonal columns and the sitting places carved into the wall are entirely covered with 1,200 beautifully made maiolica works, hand painted by Sicilian master ceramicists with floral patterns, bougainvillea fringes, citrus fruit and bucolic landscapes. In the tradition of artisanal work, each individual tile has been made of a mixture of clay and Sicilian lava stone powder, and decorated with natural colours from mineral oxides.
    "The installation," organizers said, "aims to be a symbol of and testimony to the ability of the Italian art maestros in all their fields of activity, a priceless immaterial patrimony, the depositaries of knowhow and skill that risk being lost forever, in a distracted and superficial era, unless they become the subject of diffusion, encouragement, valorization and communication to the wider public and to new generations." Dolce&Gabbana's commitment to Expo Dubai 2020 continues with another initiative involving the young volunteers at the Italian Pavilion: the fashion house has in fact designed and made the uniforms for the 60 students from Italian universities who accompany visitors through the exhibition space.

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