Arredo & Città N°1 | 2018

SS9 – LIGHT CAST ON VIA EMILIA

Between 1950-60, the years of the economic boom, via Emilia, successor of the several thousand year-old Augustan era Roman road, transformed into the first modern road of an Italy that had by then become a country with great industrial strength. The purpose of the unprecedented research conducted by the Neri Foundation in a sort of itinerant path accompanied by numerous vintage images is to illustrate the developments of the lighting in the major Emilian cities where the “street” passes through. The innovations introduced concern the use of the lighting supports with new materials, particularly steel and aluminium, in place of cast iron and cement, as well as the production of increasingly efficient bulbs, the result of intense research operations conducted in the lighting technique field in those years. With headquarters are located on via Emilia and having a desire to reiterate its presence rooted in the territory, with this study, the Neri Foundation provides its contribution to the great cultural project “2200 anni lungo la via Emilia” (2200 years along via Emilia) promoted for the 2017-2018 period by the Emilia-Romagna Regional Secretariat of the Ministry for Cultural Heritage and Tourism Activities.
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DESIGN INTERNATIONAL
INAUGURATES THE “DI CAMPUS” AND PRESENTS “MOTION BUILDINGS, MEETING PLACES”, BOOK PUBLISHED BY MONDADORI ELECTA DEDICATED TO THE RETAIL ARCHITECTURE OF DESIGN INTERNATIONAL

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Along Via Emilia: a journey in pictures 1945-1970 by Lorenzo Bazzocchi

Cast iron excellence coexists with steel

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