Alberto Alessi is current CEO of the prestigious Italian design company Alessi SPA, founded by his grandfather in 1921. As highlighted by Alberto in his book “La Fabbrica dei sogni” (the Dreams Factory) about Alessi SPA story, the company was originally launched in Omegna (Piedmont) and it focused on the production of houseware. It was Alberto’s da...

Steve McQueen famously said: “Life is racing. Everything else is just waiting.” In June, more than 100 drivers and their crews of the Italian motoring club proved the actor right. The Modena Cento Ore, an annual road rally race through the Northern Italian “Motor Valley” that lies between the Adriatic Sea and the Mediterranean, ended as per traditi...

More than 1,200 Fiat 500s from across Europe revved into the Italian foothills on Saturday to mark the 60th birthday of the iconic little car. The Italian classic took its first spin on July 4, 1957. Eighteen years later, more than 4.2 million had rolled off the factory line. Production then took a 22-year break before the model was relaunched in...

Natuzzi Italia has opened a 9,000-square-foot store at CityPlace in West Palm Beach, a move that signals the shopping, dining and entertainment center continues to boost its home furnishings offerings. The Italian furniture brand is located on Rosemary Avenue, just south of the Cheesecake Factory restaurant. Natuzzi’s products, made in Italy, featu...

“There has to be irony, both in design and in the objects. I see around me a professional disease of taking everything too seriously. One of my secrets is to joke all the time.” Achille CastiglioniThis year’s Design Week, June 14-22, 2017, brought Casa Castiglioni to San Francisco, an exhibit that explores the work of one of the greatest industrial...

When: Tuesday, August 08, 2017 At 7:30 pm - Where: Billy Wilder Theater, Hammer Museum. Organized by : Hammer Musuem & American Institute of Architects (AIA). Entrance : Free. Copresented by the Hammer Museum and American Institute of Architects (AIA), Los Angeles. More information HERE. Professors Felicity Scott, author of Architecture or Techno-U...

It’s been hardly a month since the news of America’s first Lamborghini Centenario getting delivered to the lucky customer filled up blog spaces and car news sites. All four Lamborghini Centenario coupes have hit the streets already and now it’s the turn of the Roadster variant. The good news is that the world’s first Lamborghini Centenario Roadster...

Sunday’s warm and sunny weather was perfect for showing off an incredible collection of autos and supporting Connecticut Children’s Medical Center at the 17th Annual Concorso Ferrari & Friends in West Hartford Center. Visitors flocked to West Hartford Center on Sunday, June 25, 2017, in order to get an up-close-and-personal look at more than 200 hi...

Accetta la sfida di trasferirsi a New York con entusiasmo e un po’ di sana paura e crede nel ruolo dell’architettura come strumento di fruizione dell’uomo. Funzionalità, bellezza e artigianalità: questi i tre elementi più importanti per Domingo Abrusci, giovane architetto di Acquaviva delle Fonti, in provincia di Bari,  da qualche anno nella Grande...

With more Unesco world heritage sites than any other country in the world and a history that spans millennia from the ancient Roman empire via Michelangelo’s art Renaissance to the world of operatic theatre preserving Italy’s historic culture is an expensive business. The trouble is, despite the millions of tourists who visit every year, Italy’s Cu...