November 25th 2013,
Grand Hotel Intercontinental in Paris

On Monday, November 25th, at the Grand Hotel Intercontinental in Paris the award ceremony for “Les Talents du Luxe et de la Création” took place, the prestigious award bestowed annually by the Centre du Luxe et de la Création in Paris to ten “talents” who are particularly active in the categories provided (Audacity, Wellness, Elegance, Harmony, Originality, Innovation, Invention, Rarity, Seduction, Management).
Alberto Cavalli, director of the Cologni Foundation for the Métiers d'Art, has been the anchorman of the ceremony in which were involved distinguished guests, internationally known maestros and representatives of the institutions.
Eight Italian talents have been candidated and promoted by the Cologni Foundation: Andrea Cagnetti, Caterina Crepax, Duilio Forte, Bianca Gervasio, Alessandro Mendini, Giuseppe Rivadossi, Romeo Sozzi, Lino Tagliapietra.
Among these maestros, there have been two winners: architect Alessandro Mendini has been awarded the prestigious "Prix Spécial du Jury”, while the glass master Lino Tagliapietra was named “Talent de l'Innovation”.