Lapo Elkann, the grandson of Fiat titan Gianni Agnelli, launched Garage Italia in 2015, but the creative design firm already has much to show for itself. It has dabbled in numerous arenas including furniture, planes, and boats. And with a Fiat heir captaining the ship, it has put its special touches on a number of automobiles as well. The latest is...

Construction on a new mid-rise condo development in Miami’s Surfside neighborhood hit a milestone last week as crews topped-off the 12-story ‘Arte’ project at 8955 Collins Avenue. The upcoming oceanfront residences come from Italian architect Antonio Citterio in collaboration with local architect Kobi Karp. It represents the first U.S. building for...

Italian suit designer Castangia 1850 is opening its first permanent U.S. showroom at 521 Madison Avenue in Midtown, Commercial Observer has learned. The 168-year-old suit maker has agreed to take 1,800 square feet spanning the entire second floor of the eight-story, roughly 15,000-square-foot office and retail building between East 53rd and East 54...

È un nome iconico della cultura del design italiano fondato da Maddalena e Fernando De Padova nel 1956 con un piccolo showroom a Milano in cui venivano importati arredi scandinavi: l’azienda De Padova – produttrice su licenza della linea americana di mobili per la casa e l’ufficio Herman Miller – diviene nel tempo un punto di riferimento grazie all...

The lambent new tower of art galleries Rem Koolhaas and his Rotterdam-based firm, OMA, have designed for the Prada Foundation is a chameleon. From the east, the elevation presents a slim, unadorned, milk-white concrete block, nine stories high, punctured by loggias — a signpost, like the traditional village bell tower, rising above a low, scruffy n...

In his 1865 book about the history of the local Grue family – which between the 17th and 19th centuries included many fine maiolica painters – expert Gabriello Cherubini wrote about the famous ceramics traditionally produced in Castelli, a beautiful medieval town in the province of Teramo: “It is a small town in the area of Teramo in Abruzzo, found...

Fifth Avenue and Park Avenue in New York City need no introduction, but few may know the stories behind these streets and their buildings. In fact, while the imposing walls of the limestone apartment buildings that frame Central Park may feel like the very fabric of the city, these buildings are a relatively modern creation, less than 100 years old...

Yelp.com participated in a recent report deeming Columbia Heights'  Meridian Hill Park (also known as Malcolm X Park) as the best park in the District! With plans dating back to 1910, Meridian Hill's roots lie in Italian landscaping.  The Interior Department commissioned architects George Burnap and Horace Peaslee to create a park inspired by urban...

It’s Sicilian tradition meets Seattle quirk at Linda Miller Nicholson’s highly sought-after pasta workshops, where those in attendance learn how to turn their macaroni into masterpieces worthy of a museum.  Miller Nicholson has been hand making some type of pasta or noodle at least once a week since the age of four. That’s a whole lot of practise....

Fantini USA has announced its second annual Fantini Design Awards, recognizing excellence in kitchen and bath design throughout North America. The call for entries runs through July 15, 2018 and encourages architects, designers and developers inspired by water and passionate about Italian design to submit entries at www.fantiniusa.com/designawards....