With the Turin contest starting to firm up its plans for May 2022, another key detail of Italy’s hosting preparations has been confirmed, and we now know who is in charge of designing the Eurovision 2022 stage!

The design studio Atelier Francesca Montinaro have revealed they have been chosen by RAI to design the scenography of the contest next year, after a “very demanding race in which we participated with enthusiasm and strong emotions”.

In a blog post on the group’s website, they reveal that they “receive this assignment with honor and we will work to deliver to the whole of Italy a stage that shows the soul of the Italians to Europe and to the world”.

Atelier Francesca Montinaro – literally the studio of Italian set designer Francesca Montinaro – have previous within Italy with song contests, having designed the set of the Sanremo festival in 2013 and 2019, as well as a number of other productions for RAI and elsewhere in Italy.

This means that for the first time since 2016, famed German stage designer Florian Wieder will not be involved in the creative process of designing the Eurovision Song Contest stage. Montinaro’s studio will now be hard at work designing and implementing the Eurovision 2022 stage at the PalaOlimpico in Turin, sharing that “months of intense but beautiful work begin for us to reach the opening of this third Italian edition of Eurovision”

Article image credits: Francesca Montinaro

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