The 49th edition of Barcolana, Trieste’s historic sailing regatta, is also the occasion for illycaffè and Maurizio Galimberti to unveil their preview of the latest illy Art Collection, designed by the photographer: a travel narration which decorates the cup created by Matteo Thun in 1991 with several iconic locations in the cities of Trieste, Venice, Milan, Florence, Pisa, and Rome. A perfect journey of style which takes us from the birthplace of illy straight to the capital, under the emblem representing the unique coffee blend which symbolizes Made In Italy throughout the world. Available as a set of 6 espresso cups.
The design for this edition was created by photographer Maurizio Galimberti, the “instant artist” who became famous through the use of his Polaroid mosaics, which fragment his subjects in snapshots taken from different angles. For Barcolana 2017, the star attraction of the artwork is obviously the sail, immortalized in all its glorious height, from the from the hull to the tip of the mast, silhouetted on a blue sky in perfect continuity with the sea of Trieste.