It was held from 18 to 27 October at the Fortezza da Basso, the twelfth edition of the most important international exhibition of contemporary art in Florence dedicated to the genius of Leonardo da Vinci.
In particular, the theme of the XII Florence Biennale focused on the multi-soul nature of Leonardo, an outstanding artist who in his own way was also a scientist dedicated to study ranging through different disciplines - comparative anatomy, botany, geology, the laws of physics, weaving cosmology in his studies of light, and more.
Among the most important novelties of this edition of the Florentine exhibition was the new space dedicated entirely to Design.
Six exhibition categories are on the first floor of the Spadolini Pavilion:
Architecture & Town Design
Industrial & Product Design
Fashion & Jewellery Design
Communication & Graphic Design
Technology & Game Design
Martinelli Luce has exhibited the lamps that from the '70s to the present day have won the Compasso d'Oro or have obtained the Mention of Honor.
FLUID Mention of Honour XXIV Compasso d'Oro ADI 2016
ELICA XXII Compasso d'Oro ADI 2011 Premium
SHANGHAI XX Compasso d'Oro ADI 2004 Honorable mention
UNI672 XI Compasso d'Oro ADI 1979 Honorable mention