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April 13, 2023. “La Foglia d’oro del Lago di Como” at Villa Carlotta

“Alla ricerca di sé stessi” by Arianna Tomatis for Orticolario 2022. Ph. by Luciano Movio

Ph. by Luciano Movio. “Alla ricerca di sé stessi”, winner of the “La Foglia d’oro del Lago di Como”  Award | “Creative spaces” International Competition 2022

En route to Villa Carlotta

Participation in the event is by invitation only

At 11.00 on Thursday April 13, Arianna Tomatis, winner of the International Competition “Creative Spaces” 2022 with the project “Alla ricerca di sé stessi”, will deliver the “La Foglia d’oro del Lago di Como” Award to Villa Carlotta, where it will remain on display until the next edition of Orticolario (28 September > 1 October 2023).
The name of the designer, together with the winners of the previous editions, will be entered in the Roll of Honour exhibited on the display case where the award is kept.

The event, organized for the occasion, will be attended by Arianna Tomatis with the artist and composer Piergiorgio Ratti, creator of the interactive sound installation “The singing bamboo labyrinth” within the project, Giuseppe Elias and Maria Angela Previtera, President and Director of Villa Carlotta and Moritz Mantero, President of Orticolario.

The prize

It is a vase blown on the island of Murano (Venice), on which a large leaf with hints of pure gold (24K) is floating.
A work made exclusively for Orticolario by the historic Vetreria Artistica Archimede Seguso.

Villa Carlotta

Among the historic mansions of Lake Como, the Villa preserves and enhances a unique historical-artistic and botanical heritage.
Built at the end of the seventeenth century, it tells over three hundred years of great art collecting: masterpieces by Canova, Hayez and Thorvaldsen are exhibited in an elegant setting among the furniture and private rooms of Princess Charlotte of Sachsen-Meiningen. Every year the mansion opens the doors of a fascinating botanical garden to thousands of visitors from all over the world.