The Fiat 500's acquisition by the New York Modern Art Museum (MoMA) has earned the Fiat brand an accolade at the 2017 Corporate Art Awards. The award celebrates the status of the most popular car in the Fiat brand's history - the icon that brought mass car ownership to Italy and has become a worldwide ambassador for the country and a major symbol o...

‘SuperDesign’, a new exhibition at new york’s R & company gallery, highlights a collection of iconic italian masterpieces created between 1965 and 1975. over the past decade, the curatorial team — led by maria cristina didero — has conducted extensive research to form the most comprehensive understanding of these design works, their creation and in...

Claudia La Bianca never took an anatomy drawing class. Instead, her lessons about the human form were learned as a child. Night after night, the wide-eyed, golden-locked dreamer sat backstage at her big sister's lingerie fashion shows in Sicily, where she gazed at beautiful, scantily clad models strutting on the catwalk. "Our parents never stopped...

Giordano Mozzi is one of the most decorated Italian drivers in history, the winningest competitor alive in the famous 1,000-mile “Mille Miglia” rally in his home country. Last week, he flew to New Orleans to add to his list of accolades: leading a line of more than 40 cars in the first “CentoMiglia” rally on U.S. soil on Saturday. And he did it in...

The story of Renzo Rosso – the man behind the Diesel brand – is so inspirational and unique that could easily make a great subject for a screenplay. Not only he managed to rise from rags to riches but also started a revolution that changed forever the way the world thinks of and buys jeans.

Shortly after uncovering its newest 2018 motorcycle line-up in Milan, Italy, Ducati is headed to California to debut six new bikes for the first time in North America at the Long Beach Motorcycle Show, as part of the Progressive International Motorcycle Show (IMS). The display at the Long Beach Convention Center from November 17 to 19 will kick off...

At the beginning of SuperDesign, a film examining the visionary, Italian Radical Design Movement in the 60s (view trailer here), Gianni Pettena, one of the designers interviewed remarked, 'our influence was of art, not architecture.' This is a point well-taken in light of the humorous, colour saturated amorphous objects in the coinciding exhibition...

There was a time, perhaps forty years ago and more, when designers in this country followed the Italian architecture scene with great interest. The country was front and center when ideas and styles were communicated principally through magazines Italian like Domus, Casabella, Abitare and Contraspazio. These journals would have articles by Manfredo...

Dopo il successo riscontrato a settembre nei saloni del Mediterraneo (Cannes, Genova, Montecarlo), il mondo della nautica ha spostato il centro dell’attenzione oltreoceano, per la precisione in Florida, dove si svolge il Fort Lauderdale Boat Show, il più importante evento fieristico del settore. In prima linea nel salone americano tutti i big del M...

A short walk from Milan’s busy Garibaldi train station, a new library is springing up from the ground. But this library isn’t filled with books – it is a “Library of Trees”. Transforming the grey piazza in the heart of Milan’s Porta Nuova business district began with the planting of seeds in September, and will be followed by trees and plants in N...