by Kiki Georgiou   MaxMara's camel cashmere double-breasted 101801 coat is a classic. Marcel Breuer's 1966 design for the now-old Whitney Museum of American Art on the Upper East Side's 75th street is a classic, too, in a different medium – one in which the new downtown Whitney, designed by the Italian architect Renzo Piano, is currently joc...

by Dan F. Stapleton   According to Alberto Alessi, "Australian designers are like mushrooms in a forest: at first you can see just one, but the more you look, the more you spot – another here, another there."    Alessi, the third-generation head of the esteemed Italian homewares brand that bears his family's name, is sitting in a...

Retailer LifeStyles Furniture is pleased to announce the addition of modern Italian made Calligaris furniture to its current contemporary European and American made home furnishing product lines. Calligaris is manufactured in Manzano Udine Italy and has a rich history of furniture manufacturing that dates back to original chair designs that be...

by Corey Noles   Italian window manufacturer Piva Group announced Friday that it plans to open a manufacturing facility in Ste. Genevieve, Missouri. It is expected to create 122 new jobs. The jobs will be in the manufacturing and distribution fields as well as IT, accounting, and customer service specialists, according to a press releas...

by Daniel Strohl   The long and slow collapse of the Bertone coachbuilding corporation appears as though it will come to an end this month as Lilli Bertone, the widow of company scion Nuccio Bertone, has put up for sale the last vestiges of the company, including dozens of concept cars and the rights to the Bertone name itself.   Afte...

The Italian-headquartered design company SICIS, known for its colorful glass mosaic tiles, has announced that it will expand its footprint in New York later this year. The company has purchased a 50,000-square-foot building in the South Bronx that is currently undergoing renovations, as well as a five-story townhouse at 240 Fifth Avenue in the city...

by Chiara Beghelli   "Optimism" is one of the most recurring words among exhibitors at Mido, the world's biggest eyewear fair that opens its 45th edition in Milan today and runs until March 2. The "Made in Italy" eyewear industry turnover reached €3.17 billion in 2014, up 9.4% on 2013, boosted by the highest export revenues in 10 years,...

di Francesco Cancellato   Se gli ultimi anni fossero stati un match di pugilato, l'industria italiana del legno-arredo somiglierebbe a un pugile suonato, di quelli che il pubblico aspetta solo di veder cadere al tappeto.   Pochi settori si sono trovati infatti a subire tanti colpi: l'ingresso sul mercato di nuovi concorrenti provenien...

di Daniela Tanzj e Andrea Bentivegna   Uno sfondo bianco che incornicia la foto dell'inconfondibile porta Pia michelangiolesca: così si presentava nel 1966 il primo libro di Robert Venturi Complessità e Contraddizioni nell'Architettura un testo che verrà definito da Vincent Scully come "il più importante dai tempi di Vers Une Architecture" d...

by Pheobe Tilelli   Designers are turning back to the 'made in Italy' tag as locally manufactured eyewear hits an all-time high on International markets, delegates to last weekend's MIDO heard in Milan.   At the show market research firm GfK announced a rise of 11.8 per cent in exports of eyewear made in Italy in 2014. This is a new r...