October 6th – 20th 2013
From the 6th to the 20th of October the eleventh edition of Biennale Internazionale del Merletto (International Biennal Exhibition of Lace), organized by Comitato per la Promozione del Merletto will take place in Cantù. The manifestation will be displayed in different parts of the city. In Villa Calvi it will be possible to visit the historical section with an exhibition titled “Fazzoletti: storie, decori e sentimenti” (Handkerchiefs: history, ornament and feeling). The section Merletti&Design 2013 (Laces&Design 2013) will explore the dialogue between the creativity of Italian designers (such as Alessandro Mendini and Andrea Branzi) and the Cantù lacemakers' dexterity.
On Saturday the 12th and Sunday the 13th the Rassegna della Creatività (The Fair of Creativity) will be organized, with a market where the public will find a wide selection of products connected with the tradition of bobbin lace and embroidery.