iGuzzini has opened its first Australian showroom, having previously operated through distributors in Australia. The Italian lighting manufacturer marked its presence in the continent with an invite-only launch party at Sydney’s Jones Bay Wharf on Friday, hosted by TV presenter Natarsha Belling.
The launch brought together some of Australia’s most influential engineers, architects and interior and lighting designers with representatives from the Italian Consul in Australia.
The Guzzini family, architect Glen Murcutt AO and local partner Rino Brindisi conducted the event.
‘This has been a wonderful evening,’ Murcutt said. ‘As a lifetime supporter of architectural development and culture, I am truly honoured to have been invited to the launch of iGuzzini in Australia.’
iGuzzini’s Australian partner, Rino Brindisi, said the launch aimed to place the brand at the very centre of architectural excellence in Australia.
‘We are justifiably proud of our heritage in working with some of the most ambitious and creative designers from around the world, lighting some of the planet’s most beautiful and prestigious spaces from the Luxor Temple in Egypt to the New York Times Building in New York,’ he said.
‘I hope that this list keeps growing and we are soon able to add some of Australia’s landmark buildings to that list,’ he added.