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LAGO Community Table @ Turin International Book Fair

The 27th Turin International Book Fair opened on 8 May at Lingotto and will continue until 12 May.

For this occasion, we have set up the Lounge of the Circolo dei Lettori (Readers’ Circle)—Pavilion 5 W07—with a LAGO Community Table where writers, journalists and publishers can meet to talk, share ideas and introduce themselves.

The LAGO Community Table is one of our answers to the need to experience design ‘live’, looking at, touching and using the products. The Community Table is a place for socialising, talking, working and eating, a centre of attraction for making connections and launching an interesting chain of communication.

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The area for relaxation and interviews is instead furnished with Air sofas and Huggy chairs.

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The theme of this year’s International Book Fair is ‘Good’. ‘Good’ understood in all of its aspects: philosophical, ethical, historical, literary and neuroscientific. But also the concept of the Common Good and of ‘work well done’, for rediscovering craftsmanship in editorial creation and production.

For more information, visit the fair website: http://www.salonelibro.it/it/

World Book Day: stop by Open, stand up and be counted

In celebration of reading and World Book Day, we are joining Open Milano in a campaign promoted by Città Invisibili: ‘Ci metto la faccia’ (‘I am standing up to be counted’).

Open Milano

From 23 to 30 April, book lovers can stop by any of the participating bookstores to stand up and be counted, shifting from invisible readers to visible ones.

How it works

1. Go to the nearest participating bookstore with your favourite book;
2. Put the book very close to your face;
3. Take a picture;
4. Choose a sentence from your book.

The bookseller will upload your photo to the ‘Ci metto la faccio’ section of www.cittainvisibili.org together with your information and the sentence you picked from the book.

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We are waiting for you at Open, Viale Montenero, 6 Milan.

If you are not in Milan, find the closest participating bookstore on this list.

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Shoot, share and win @ Lagostore Paris Saint Germain

Inaugurazione Lagostore Paris

Shoot, share and win! Two years after the opening and on the occasion of Maison et Objet, the Paris event dedicated to furnishing that lights up Ville Lumière from 24 to 28 January, our single-brand store in Paris, Saint Germain is organising a contest dedicated to Lago design.

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Today, from 2 p.m. to 9 p.m., you can go to 197 Boulevard Saint Germain and play with the 36e8 system modules to create the composition of your dreams. Once you find the perfect one, take a picture of it and share it on the Lagostore social networks. The composition that receives the most likes will win an iPad Air.

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The event will also be a chance to see the new Lago products, in particular the bathroom designs, developed over the last few years and presented in the recent bathroom catalogue.

LAGO Bathroom

We will be waiting for you to share a toast and thank you for the welcome you have shown us in Paris over the last two years. 

Design September in Paris and London

Summer is over and you already feeling struck by a light melancholy spreading below the surface? Shake off, together with the sand, your longing for open spaces and that slightly wild freedom; September is a month rich in interesting events for design lovers, and in London and Paris at that, two places very worth visiting, so why not mix the useful with the delightful and plan a pre-autumn mini-escape?

Let’s start with Paris, which this month is turning into a Babel of objects, languages and people, thanks to Maison et Objet, the Paris “Salon” dedicated to interior design, which you can visit until 10 September (hurry!), and Paris Design Week, from 9 to 15 September, a week where everyone can immerse themselves in design, including “passionate non-professionals”, the simply curious and passing tourists.

Also on the calendar of events is this intriguing exhibition: “LuxInside – le tracce dell’uomo” (LuxInside – The Traces of Humankind), showing what lies beyond the surface of luxury objects. Through a technique that combines photography and radiography, 14 luxury icons are revealed in their essence, showig the substance concealed behind the appearance. Louboutin shoes, the Hermès saddle, Les Paul’s Gibson electric guitar and the Leica camera are just some of the works on view at the Grand Palais, Salon Révélation, from 11 to 15 September.

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On the other side of the Channel, from 14 to 22 September, the British are answering with London Design Festival and 100% design (18-21 September). For refreshment, try Jamie Oliver’s temporary restaurant, Barbecoa, featuring a menu dedicated to those who love smoky flavours and a space designed in collaboration with Modus at Design Junction, which is again this year freely opening the doors of the Sorting Office on New Oxford Street to Visa cardholders.

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We will stop there with our suggestions, but we would love to hear yours. While you are wandering around the design events in Paris and London, why not let us know which products catch your attention most, sending a tweet with a photo to @lagoitalia? We are anxiously awaiting your point of view.

And then, since you are already there, our Lagostores in Paris, Saint-GermainSentier and Bastille, as well as those in London, Islington and Baker Street, are open all day.

Happy design!