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Beauty, originality, creativity

Immagine decorativa

The Ministry of Economic Development hosts in Palazzo Piacentini (via Veneto, Rome) the exhibit ITALIA GENIALE, that guides visitors in a journey through the history and the masterpieces of Italian industrial design.

The exhibition, that premiered at EXPO 2020 in Dubai with the support of the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, has been realized in cooperation with ADI (Association for Industrial Design), Unioncamere and the Italian Trade Agency.

Opening hours: Friday 17-20, Saturday and Sunday 10-21
Reservation required: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or +39-0647051

The exhibit has been realized with the advising of Carlo Martino (La Sapienza University) and Francesco Zurlo (Politecnico University), the supervision of Luciano Galimberti and Andrea Cancellato, director of ADI Design Museum, and the support of studio SM5 and Ivo Caruso.

The new, special lighting for Sironi’s stained glass and for the main hall of the Ministry has been realized in cooperation with Acea.

The exhibit, covering a timeframe that goes from the 30s of last century to our days, displays a selection of over 60 world-famous icons of Italian design and introduces a season of cultural initiatives focused on encouraging citizens and tourists to discover the cultural heritage of the Ministry.

This series of initiatives will be concluded by a final celebration that will take place on November 30th 2022, on the occasion of the 90th anniversary of Palazzo Piacentini, historical seat of the Ministry of Economic Development opened in 1932.

The exhibit covers 5 thematic areas:


Learn more about each item by clicking on the following links.








Details & localtion

Italia Geniale
Design Enables
Rome, Palazzo Piacentini - Via Vittorio Veneto 33


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