The 2020 DESIGN Canberra Festival is proudly sponsored by Consorzio di Tutela Prosecco DOC, the institution responsible for the coordination and management of the Controlled Designation of Origin. The Prosecco DOC is made from vines exclusively found in the territories of north-eastern Italy in Veneto and Friuli-Venezia Giulia, between the Dolomites and the Adriatic Sea. The particular interaction between the climate, soil and wine tradition of the region birthed Prosecco DOC – a truly unique wine in both origin and style.
The opening night of the Glass Utopia Exhibition on the 7th of September, was celebrated with glasses of Consorzio di Tutela Prosecco DOC at the Italian Ambassador’s Residence in Canberra. Inspired by the Murano glass chandelier that acclaimed architect Enrico Taglietti and his wife Francesca installed at the residence in 1967, the Glass Utopia exhibition draws a parallel between Venetian contemporary glass production and the Australian experience. A selection of contemporary glass pieces by Italian and Australian designers stimulates a visual dialogue between the objects, artists and glassmaking traditions.
Glass Utopia is curated by Annalisa Rosso and Francesco Mainardi of Mr.Lawrence (Milan). It is a signature exhibition for the DESIGN Canberra festival made possible with the support of Craft ACT: Craft + Design Centre, Ausglass and Design Tasmania.
The exhibition will tour to Venice Glass Week in 2020 and Milan Design Week in 2021. The international tour to Italy of DESIGN Canberra’s signature exhibition, Glass Utopia, has been made possible thanks to the generous support of Consorzio di Tutela Prosecco DOC.
The Consorzio di Tutela Prosecco DOC continues to be served at select DESIGN Canberra events throughout the festival.