"The panino in Italy is a natural micro-laboratory for experimenting with taste: the variety of shapes and textures of bread, the choice of ingredients and their infinite combinations, the outstanding ability to mix flavours and reintroduce forgotten tastes. In other cultures, the sandwich is a commodity that holds no surprises. But in Italy, both in the home and elsewhere, it is an art that combines style and simplicity, pleasure and need, in a unique and authentic way. In other words, it stands apart from the usual food routine. So the Italian panino might be considered a chance to transform the everyday into an extra-ordinary experience." The Italian Panino. The everyday made extra-ordinary.
by Francesco Morace
The Italian Panino Academy is the Cultural Foundation created to define the identity and promote the unique qualities of the Italian Panino around the world, raising its status to that of an iconic "Made in Italy" product.
The Italian Panino Academy Foundation is headquartered in Milan just a few minutes from the centre, in a conservatively renovated, post-industrial district between the Bocconi University and the IED school of design. Occupying an area of 1,200 square metres filled with natural light thanks to the large windows and 40-metre long vault, it is the ideal space for hosting initiatives, exhibitions and events, formats that can be replicated in Italy and abroad. The Academy is a place for education, discussion and dissemination of the culture of the Italian Panino.
Commended in the architecture contest "Ceramics and design".
Finalist in Gold Medal Award for Italian Architecture 2015.