Niki and Shaokao Cheng can sense good design a mile (or a couple thousand) away. The owners of BoConcept New York, the couple brought stylish, modern Danish design to the Big Apple in 2003, long before hygge became a trendy buzzword. This March, they introduced Italian purveyor Calligaris to SoHo, and they aren't stopping there. Today, the couple a...

Representing We the Italians, I recently had the honor to attend a special presentation about the new Italian Strategic Plan for Tourism 2017-2022. This is a very important document that brings a brand new concept and design to the Italian offer towards tourists all around the world. During the presentation We the Italians learnt several interestin...

Don’t be alarmed if you see 30 flashy Lamborghinis during your morning commute. It’s not a celebrity or the president. It’s just some people with big pockets and a luxury road trip ahead of them. Lamborghini’s Giro is an annual event where Lamborghini owners from around the country meet up for a massive road trip. This year, the trip will be a five...

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...