Press Release – Italian Design Week October 2021

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26 October 2021

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Italian Design Week
Vancouver, October 26 – November 2, 2021


October 14th, 2021 VANCOUVER (BC) – The Italian Chamber of Commerce in Canada-West, in collaboration with the Consulate General of Italy in Vancouver, is organizing the third edition of the “Italian Design Week”, a series of events taking place in Vancouver from October 26 to November 2 to promote the excellences of made in Italy design with its world renown craftsmanship, superior quality, innovative, cutting-edge technological solutions and global trend setting style.


The upcoming third edition of “Italian Design Week” will comprise an inaugural, trade show, cocktail reception style event at Brian Jessel BMW showroom, followed by a series of DESIGN TALKS and new Italian collections showcase events at participating local fashion and interior design showrooms throughout Vancouver.


The main highlight of the opening event at the Brian Jessel BMW Showroom will be the guest of honour, Jay Arvind, from Westbank Corporation, who will share with the audience the latest updates from the “Oakridge Project”. After the presentation of the project, there will also be onsite booths set up to preview new design collections by local Vancouver showrooms of Italian design brands, including Ginger Jar Furniture, Poliform, Ark Interiors, Cappelleria Bertacchi, Monnaluna and Ambry Interiors.


During the Italian Design Week, the Italian Design Map ( online platform will also be promoted. The Italian Design Map is a powerful online tool that features Italian and Canadian businesses and promote the beauty and excellence of Made in Italy design, outside of Italy. The platform provides visibility both to Canadian showrooms and design professionals, and to Italian brands that are not represented in Canada yet and are looking for representation.

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