Partner in the VID initiative – Venice Innovation Design 2021

Uno Contract > News > Partner in the VID initiative – Venice Innovation Design 2021

UNO Contract Partner in the VID initiative – Venice Innovation Design 2021

Main theme of the Event: Sustainable Design.




On 17 and 18 July the Venetian island of San Servolo was the stage for the second edition of VID – Venice Innovation Design.

The island, owned by the Metropolitan City of Venice, is a modern Congress Center that annually hosts conferences, seminars, and cultural activities of national and international scope.

Sustainable Design

This year the main theme was sustainable design, as this is “a theme that can determine the result of the business challenges of the future”, in the words of Andrea Berro, Sole Director of San Servolo srl.

For this occasion, UNO Contract provided a set of decor items from the UNO Essential collection, including seating and complementary items, which furnished the Grecale hall and will remain permanently on the island.

Mauro Tabaro, UNO Contract’s CEO, Massimo Tabaro, Export Manager , Guido Perissinotto, Operations Director, and Walter Martinuzzo, Italian Market Sales Manager, attended the event.

The Speakers

Numerous prominent personalities took part, such as Massimo Iosa Ghini, Alfonso Femia, Andreas Kipar and Alberto Cavalli, who expressed their vision regarding sustainability. Many were the thoughts shared, just one password: pragmatism. The ‘Sustainable Vision’ must not be an abstract idea or an ideal to pursue in a far-off future, it must be transformed here and now into concrete actions.

“There is no more time to learn to be responsible. Words, from sounds, must become actions.” claims Alfonso Femia. “Sustainability is no longer enough because we are not in balance, we must think about the restorative power of thought, to stop and start again, knowing that we will not return to where we were before. We were living beyond our means.”, says Andreas Kipar.
Uno Contract and Pieces of Venice’s gift for all guests

For the occasion UNO Contract, in collaboration with Pieces of Venice, winner of the 2020 Compasso d’Oro, reserved a special gift for the guests of VID: a small Taxi made of wood of real “Bricole”, the groups of posts you see driven into the Venice Lagoon seabed. The gift, that embodies all the values shared during the event, was revealed just before the Redentore fireworks display, that closed the first of the two VID days with a bang.

Special guest Marva Griffin, founder of Salone Satellite received a special edition of the “Vaporetto”, with a golden leaf top and engraved dedication, to celebrate her wonderful career, 2014 Compasso d’Oro Awarded.

UNO Contract is continuing its activities to support the city, and this year is the Official Sponsor of Venezia FC, promoted into the Serie A, and Partner in the Venice Pavilion of the 17th International Architecture Exhibition – Venice Biennale.



Read more:

San Servolo Island: San Servolo

UNO Contract Partner of Padiglione Venezia – Biennale Architettura 2021

UNO Contract Official Sponsor of Venezia FC

Pieces of Venice: “Save Venice, one piece at a time