義大利外交部於今年首度發起「Italian Design Day - 義大利設計日」活動計畫並訂定3/2為此活動日，預計將有100場義大利設計活動於這天在全世界100個城市舉行，包含台北。
「Italian Design Day」的概念是由米蘭三年展中心（Triennale di Milano）總監Andrea Cancellato所提出，期待透過此推廣活動讓全世界看見義大利的卓越設計與品質。
義大利經濟貿易文化推廣辦事處（IETCPO）適逢本次活動邀請到義大利知名建築師暨平面設計師Mario Piazza 擔任活動設計大使，並與義大利經濟貿易文化推廣辦事處貿易組（Italian Trade Agency）共同主辦，以及由衍序規劃設計顧問有限公司協辦一同將於3/2在文化大學推廣部呈現「2017義大利設計日設計論壇」。
自1982年起便活躍於米蘭展覽、傳播及企業品牌形象的設計活動中，曾經經手Moleskine的視覺設計系統等大型設計專案。Mario Piazza於1996年創立46xy設計與傳達策略工作室（www.46xy.it），1992年至2006年間擔任AIAP（義大利視覺傳達協會）主席，自1997年起亦於米蘭理工大學教授視覺傳達並擔任設計學院Indigo分部的研究員。Mario Piazza更於2004年起先後擔任義大利兩大指標性設計建築雜誌《Domus》及《Abitare》的創意藝術總監，並曾策劃多場平面設計展覽、撰寫設計書籍及操刀設計多本義大利雜誌。
ITALIAN DESIGN DAY
The Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs promotes the 2nd of March of 2017 a day dedicated to the Italian design by organising 100 events in 100 cities around the world, including Taipei.
The concept of the Italian Design Day, proposed by Andrea Cancellato, general director of the Triennale di Milano, represents a visibility opportunity for Italian companies to show the world the excellence of Italian design and quality.
2017 ITALIAN DESIGN DAY - TAIPEI
The Italian Economic, Trade and Cultural Office (IETCPO) on occasion of the event this year, has invited the renowned Italian architect and graphic designer, Mario Piazza, as the Design Ambassador, as well as organised in conjunction with Italian Trade Agency (ITA) and coordinated by BIAS Architects, the "2017 Italian Design Day Forum" to be presented on the 2nd of March in Chinese Culture University in Taipei.
The "2017 Italian Design Day forum" will be composed of 5 lectures, including the "Italian Design and Visual Identity" session hosted by Mario Piazza, other 4 lectures on different design themes will also be given by Agua Chou, Director of Agua Design, Rex Huang, Founder of Whitelight Motion, Wu Han-Zhong, former CEO of 2016 Taipei World Design Capital, and Liu Wei-Gong, Associate Professor of Sociology Department of SCU. And last but not least, a Roundtable and Debate session will be joined by all of the speakers at the end of the forum to conclude the event. The forum is open to the public and free of charge.
The ambassador of Italian Design Day 2017 in Taiwan is Mario Piazza, renowned Italian graphic designer and architect, who is active in the design field in Milan of exhibitions, communication and corporate identity since 1982. His key projects include the visual design system of Moleskine. In 1996 he founded 46xy (www.46xy.it), a design and communication strategies studio. From 1992 to 2006 he was President of the AIAP - Italian Association for Visual Communication. Since 1997 he is Visual Communication professor at the Politecnico di Milan and researcher at the Indigo Department of the Faculty of Design of Milan. He was the Creative Director of 《Domus》from 2004 to 2007, and since 2007 he is the Art-Director《Abitare》, two of the major Italian magazines of architecture and design. He has published books as well as curated and designed numerous exhibitions on graphic design and magazines in Italy.