Designed by world-renowned architects Zaha Hadid, Napoli Afragola can legitimately claim to be a station of the future. Italy’ Prime Minister Paolo Gentiloni arrived on a Frecciarossa 1000 on June 6 to formally open the station, which is located to the north of the city’s international airport. London-based architects Zaha Hadid began designing the...

Foreign Minister Angelino Alfano opened the fourth edition of 'Italianism' on Thursday morning at the ministry, a project to highlight links between the Italian language, creativity and emerging designers. "We are a large country without significant raw materials. We do not have a great deal of possibilities for supplies, nor do we have oil or gold...

The year 2017 has started on the right foot for the Italian wood and furniture sector: a galaxy of more than 79,000 companies spread out across the whole country, providing work for 320,000 people. In 2016, the sector generated revenues of about €41 billion, up 2.2% compared to 2015, the first report from industry association FederlegnoArredo (FLA)...

Italian developer combines touches of the Old World at Hotel Granduca Austin. Giorgio Borlenghi strives to get even the tiniest detail right at his West Austin hotel. Without too much of a stretch, Giorgio Borlenghi could play a suave, playful diplomat in a Federico Fellini movie. Relaxed yet formal in the relaxed yet formal setting of his hilltop...

Le minacce dell'amministrazione Trump di imporre nuovi dazi e barriere sulle importazioni non sembrano intimorire, almeno per il momento, l’arredo-design made in Italy. Le esportazioni italiane di mobili e illuminazione negli Stati Uniti continuano a correre anche nel primo scorcio del 2017, segnando un aumento del 25,4% nel mese di gennaio rispett...

With a career spanning four decades and projects completed in architecture, urban planning, interior, exhibition and industrial design, Gaetano Pesce is one of the most versatile and unconventional designers of the 20th century. Born in La Spezia — a coastal city in the north of Italy — pesce has called Venice, London, Helsinki and Paris home, befo...

When commercial design trade show NeoCon 2017 descends on the Merchandise Mart from June 12–14, some of the industry’s biggest names will converge on the Windy City. Coinciding with the affair is the appearance of famed multi-disciplinary Italian designer and architect Antonio Citterio—known for his pieces for Vitra, B&B Italia, and other lines—to...

Hive Modern in Portland's Pearl District hosted a VIP open house with Patrizia Moroso on June 1. The intimate event was well attended by the city's creative community. In addition to key furniture Morosopieces, the catered Italian menu and flowing Prosecco added to the ambience. Patrizia Moroso's warm and outgoing personality invited conversation w...

Italian architect and designer Giò Ponti creations will be on display from the end of this week onwards in the U.S., as a collection of his work is exhibited at the Georgia Museum of Art. Born in Milan, Italy, in 1891, Ponti kept working all over his 60-years career and left a permanent mark on the manufacturing industry, design and architecture of...

Italy is the country with the highest number of companies in the Deloitte “Global Power of Luxury Goods” 2017 report, the consultancy said. Italian companies account for around 16% of total revenues of $212 billion generated by the top 100 luxury groups in the world. Revenues made by Italian companies increased 9.3% from the year before, above the...