At Milan’s Salone del Mobile in 1971, Florentine architect Lapo Binazzi assembled polyurethane pieces into a Doric temple, queued up his sound track, and pressed play. “Our dream was to ruin the temple to the ground, to the sound of an earthquake,” remembers Binazzi, now 74 and still based in Florence. The practical application of the remaining chu...

It's Friday, and you've got Friday things to do. Same here. But before we part ways for the weekend, we've got one thing that could fit quite perfectly into those plans of yours... It's called Old Rose, and it's a gem of a sun-drenched Italian spot, now open all day inside of the Jane Hotel.  Behind it: the team who brought us The Smile, that basem...

Luxury case goods resource Theodore Alexander will be the exclusive North American distributor for an Italian-made collection of case goods and upholstery for Medea Lifestyle 1905, a joint venture launched by its parent company Creative Home Furniture and Medea, s.r.l.  Medea Lifestyle 1905 will include 80 pieces inspired by the furnishings of Mila...

The development of furniture in Lissone has roots that go back a long way: at the beginning of the twentieth century, the industries relating to wood, plywood, veneer, mirrors and accessories made with metal, marble, fabric or paint all flourished, while the carpenters of Brianza travelled around Africa and South America looking for high-quality lo...

When you think about Naples the first things that come to your mind might involve food like pizza or breathtaking landscapes such as the Gulf and the awe-inspiring Vesuvius.However, an ancient and enduring sartorial tradition flows throughout the tangled streets and alleys of this wonderful city. That is, the legacy of ‘la giacca napoletana’ that t...

Il made in Italy bello e ben fatto fa rotta sulle tavole e nelle cucine delle upper class che vogliono servizi, oggetti e strumenti di design, qualità e innovativi. Nel 2016, secondo i dati del Sistema informativo Ulisse, il valore delle esportazioni dei prodotti di design e per la casa di fascia alta e medio-alta ha superato di poco il miliardo di...

When: Tuesday, November 21st at 6pm - Where: Italian Cultural Institute, 500 N Michigan Avenue, Suite 1450, The exhibition will be on view through January 8, 2018 On the occasion of the 2017 Chicago Architecture Biennial, September 16, 2017 through January 8, 2018, the Italian Cultural Institute and the Chicago Architecture Biennial are pleased to...

This weekend, Ferrari's 70th-anniversary celebrations are set to hit a fever pitch as the company opens its factory and museum doors to thousands of its loyal clients for presentations, parties, an auction and even a single-marque Concours d'Elegance.In recent weeks, a host of Ferrari rallies have been taking place across major European cities and...

Italian leather furniture maker Natuzzi is opening a Natuzzi Italia store in South Coast Collection, a high-end shopping district in Orange County, the company said. Natuzzi Italia will open by the end of the year in 11,000 square feet of the space formerly occupied by kitchen designer Surfas Culinary District, joining 70 other food and retail tena...

Are 17 Isotta Fraschinis too much of a good thing? To the average car lover, the answer likely is “Yes.” The luxurious Italian classics, however, were not too much for wealthy Americans - including Hollywood’s finest - who craved them in the years before the Great Depression and provided a new market for the Milan-based auto maker. Visitors to the...