Italian designer Jacopo Foggini attends the Italian Design Day news conference at Villa Linda Sursock in Beirut, Thursday, March 1, 2018. (The Daily Star/Hasan Shaaban)
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Italian Ambassador Massimo Marotti introduced the creator of the celebrated "Margherita chair," Jacopo Foggini, as the day's "ambassador" of Italian culture on Italian Design Day Thursday.Marotti celebrated the vision behind sustainable design.The event, its second edition, was a part of Italian Design Day taking place in over 100 countries, Marotti said. In each country, an "ambassador" would be present to represent Italian culture within the 2018 theme of "design and sustainability". According to Marotti, Italian furniture constitutes about 25 percent of annual Lebanese furniture imports.
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