The International Design Agency Milano (IDA Milano) has organized a tour of India to showcase Italian design—Hospitality, The Versatility of Italian Design ( The tour begins March 13 and continues through December 2008. The more than 1,000 products that will be exhibited span the private, commercial, and hospitality sectors and have been selected by a jury of Indian leaders in design. The tour begins in Bangalore and continues through New Delhi, Ahmedabad, Pune, and Mumbai. A variety of design events, conferences, and workshops will accompany each exhibition.

Three Italian lighting design and manufacturing firms have been selected to show products in the tour. Axo Light will showcase the Aura ceiling chandelier, the Blum pendant light, and the Glitter ceiling light. Minitallux will exhibit the Gru table light, the Nullasibutta ceiling light, and the Piastra wall luminaire. Vetreria Vistosi will show the Damasco, Diamante, and POC 35 ceiling pendants, as well as the Giogali chandelier.