What: Debut of Molteni&C shop-in-shop. Where: BeDESIGN. The scoop: BeDESIGN CEO Adrian Dueñas and lead designer and partner Marcelo Saenz welcomed more than 100 guests to check out the new Molteni&C shop located inside the design store's 6,500-square-foot showroom on West Alabama. Houston Symphony violinist Maxine Kuo performed as guests sipped on...

The American Institute of Architects (AIA) has awarded 8 Honorary Fellowship Awards for the year 2017. Recipients include Italian architect Mario Cucinella and architect Giancarlo Mazzanti, winner of the 2016 edition of the Next Landmark contest sponsored by Floornature. The Honorary Fellowship Award is an annual award for architects who are not US...

When: April 26 from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm - Where: Morris Museum, 6 Normandy Heights Rd, Morristown, NJ 07960 - Costs: $20 - $40 Ladies’ Night Out is back and you won’t want to miss it! In celebration of special exhibition, Lino Tagliapietra: Master of a Glass Renaissance (opening March 12), we’re thrilled to welcome you to enjoy Italian-themed finger...

On March 2nd, San Francisco celebrated the First Italian Design Day. Hundred Italian institutes worldwide greeted designers, entrepreneurs, journalists, and professors, who acted as Ambassadors of culture and helped understand the impact Italian design has today on art, philosophy, and society itself.Industrial designer Giulio Iacchetti was the Amb...

Who among us isn’t spellbound by the New York City skyline? Whether it’s architecture, design, construction or Instagram, one look at the rooftops and towers and you can’t help but be enchanted. The Chrysler Building has a pretty remarkable effect on Veronica Mainetti, the president of Sorgente Group of America. The night before her interview with...

Milan has recently hosted the Triennale, the first institution for design and for the artistic and creative world in Italy and abroad. As highlighted in a recent report published by Symbola Foundation, in Italy, the origin of design dates back to the 20th century. In particular, the 1950s saw the establishment of the first design school led by grea...

Recognized by UNESCO as a “Creative City for Design,” Turin is preparing for this fall’s big event by relying on the ideas of 350 young people, almost all of whom are students at IAAD (the Institute of Applied Arts and Design, located at the foot of the Alps). In fact, these young people themselves (in collaboration with the Turin city government a...

Niki and Shaokao Cheng, owners of BoConcept New York, proudly announce the March 1st opening of the first Calligaris Brand Store in New York City. The husband and wife team have owned and operated the BoConcept Franchise in New York and New Jersey for the past 14 years. This is their first foray into a furniture brand outside of BoConcept. “We chos...

Los Angeles is a city obsessed with Italian food. As much as everyone crows on about the amazing taco scene (and it really is fantastic) the fact that Italian food remains so bankable simply cannot be ignored. After all, some of the biggest openings slated for this spring offer an Italian perspective, albeit in very different ways. Here’s a look at...

To understand the meaning of the word design, it is useful to return to the etymological root of the word, from the Latin de-signum, literally "relativo al progetto" ("related to the project"). Seen in this light, design is a modus operandi not only related to solving aesthetic problems, but also to the ability to manage and solve complex problems:...