Name: Casa Italia at Olympics 2016
Location: Rio de Janeiro
Year of realization: 2016
Architect: Ricardo Menesca
In collaboration with: Secondome Gallery
Details: Slamp has been chosen amongst the best of Made in Italy to light up the exclusive Casa Italia, the luxurious, breath-taking temporary home to the Italian athletes in Rio di Janeiro during the 2016 Olympics. Ricardo Menescal, an architect whose ‘Horizontal’ project included iconic objects and architecture that represent Italian artisan culture in Brazil, was responsible for Casa Italia’s futuristic design. The structure is located on a bluff, overlooking the ocean. Beatrice Bertini and Benedetta Acciari (Galleria Ex Elettrofonica), along with Claudia Pignatale (Galleria Secondome), are continuing this legacy, narrating Italian design and art through select companies, including Slamp, to create an empathetic, visionary and open approach that demonstrates the union between Italy and Brazil.