Artisans in Italy have a found a champion of their art and craft through Artemest. This is the luxury e-commerce site that aims to promote a network of independent artists and craftsmen whose techniques date back to centuries to a global marketplace in the hopes to keep their business and know-how alive. Artemest was founded by jewelery designer Ip...

The Academy Museum of Motion Pictures designed by Italian starchitect Renzo Piano is to open its doors to the public in Los Angeles in 2019. The museum is dedicated to the Hollywood dream factory past, present and future. "I have built a lot of museums, but this is really special," said Piano at the New York presentation attended by director Kerry...

Walking the busy streets of Milan this month, Italy’s biggest hub for fashion, design and business, the number of installations, exhibitions and fairs gracing the city is overwhelming. Salone del Mobile – otherwise known as Milan Design Week – is now in its 57th year, and while it initially began as a furniture fair, it now encompasses the whole me...

While design aficionados flock to Milan from around the globe for the world's largest furniture fair, Italy's kings of kitchen style are looking beyond its borders to beat a sluggish domestic market. As the six-day Salone del Mobile got under way in Italy's fashion capital on Tuesday, the country's kitchen design industry was celebrating a 3.2 perc...

Not just one of the most renown Milanese studios dedicated to architecture and design in the world: Piero Lissoni is a symbol of “Italian made”, of a Renaissance vision and a humanistic approach to design, of an attention to detail and a passion for beauty.  Whether it is furniture for the Living Divani and Porro brands or a Boffi kitchen – some of...

On March 2, at the age of 107, Gillo Dorfles left us, an exemplary witness of the events of Italian design, art and culture. This extraordinary observer of our times supported the need for design to be studied outside the specialist schools as well, because it is the basis of our way of life. Design pervades all areas of our lives and, like a seism...

A couple of years ago before heading to Milan Design Week, I took the opportunity to return to Rome for a few days. I had attended architecture school there in 1989. Each time I visit, I search for changes to the Eternal City. There is always something amazing to discover. On this trip, I visited the Palazzo Doria Pamphilj to see three rare paintin...

Arcosanti is an architectural UFO born of the imagination of Italian architect Paolo Soleri, who brought his ambitious vision of the ideal city to life, in the middle of the Arizona desert in the 1970s. With an amphitheater, a café, roofless buildings left open to the sky and greenhouses heated with solar energy, the unfinished city today welcomes...

Italian design was only recently celebrated in LA with the Italian Design Day and it is once again time to talk about Italy’s most creative minds and their ties with the US. What’s really striking, in the case we’re about to see together in a few lines, is how these artists are the minds behind some of the most iconic pop culture symbols of the US...

ConArte America is pleased to announce its union with New York designer David Santiago as brings his Strictly Santi brand to ConArte to create a new collection of home furnishings titled Bel Canto. This partnership will be announced in an exciting event at High Point Market, the World’s Home for Home Furnishings, at a Gala Saturday evening, April 1...