Egyptian and Italian designers bring Antony and Cleopatra back to life in Milan Design Week

Ahram Online , Friday 21 Apr 2023

Milan Design Week, which is taking place through the end of April, has dedicated an exhibition to Antony and Cleopatra, featuring works by Egyptian and Italian exhibitors



The “Cleopatra and Antonio" exhibition displays a contemporary illustration of the possible lifestyle of the well-known ancient couple that lived during the first century BC.

The most famous brands in architecture, decoration and manufacturing are collaborating to present modern designs that highlight the common history between Egypt and Italy and the relationship between Egyptian Queen Cleopatra and Roman leader Mark Antony.

The exhibition is accompanied with many events, including panel discussions, symposia and initiatives highlighting the updates of design to create opportunities for partnerships between both countries. 

Milan Design Week was launched in 1961, and it is regarded as the most significant event which brings together designers in diversified fields in Milan. 

In the first years, the Design Week focused on presenting Italian furniture. Over time, it turned into a world event that highlights the variety of products underscoring the multicultural character of the event, and creating opportunities of dialogue and cooperation.

Before the COVID pandemic, over half a million people from all over the globe attended Milan Design Week. This year, it is the expected that a possibly equal number of people will visits to the exhibition, eager to discover new trends in the design field, including sustainable design, creative materials, alongside the artificial intelligence interlaced with the design and allowing it to unleash yet another form of creativity. 

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