“Bruce Williams Zaccagnino, americano di origini triestine, è un uomo poliedrico che nel corso della sua vita ha sempre seguito le sue passioni: musicista da concerto, imprenditore, pluripremiato sviluppatore di giochi per computer ed editore, Zaccagnino è anche la mente dietro il più grande modellino ferroviario del mondo, Northlandz”. A scriverne...

The Montegrappa Passport Series is embarking on its maiden voyage and welcomes you to join them. The tour will kick off in New York City and then move to Washington DC and Houston Texas. Each city will provide a different experience, but in the end, its all about sharing the art and love for writing and the amazing Montegrappa fan base and communit...

Moto Guzzi USA hits the road with a national demo tour promoting the latest models. The eagle brand from Mandello will kick off the tour in the west at the Laughlin River Run, and continue on to The Quail Motorcycle Gathering before heading east to Americade and Thunder in the Valley rally in June. Moto Guzzi product specialists will be at each eve...

Artisans in Italy have a found a champion of their art and craft through Artemest. This is the luxury e-commerce site that aims to promote a network of independent artists and craftsmen whose techniques date back to centuries to a global marketplace in the hopes to keep their business and know-how alive. Artemest was founded by jewelery designer Ip...

The Academy Museum of Motion Pictures designed by Italian starchitect Renzo Piano is to open its doors to the public in Los Angeles in 2019. The museum is dedicated to the Hollywood dream factory past, present and future. "I have built a lot of museums, but this is really special," said Piano at the New York presentation attended by director Kerry...

Walking the busy streets of Milan this month, Italy’s biggest hub for fashion, design and business, the number of installations, exhibitions and fairs gracing the city is overwhelming. Salone del Mobile – otherwise known as Milan Design Week – is now in its 57th year, and while it initially began as a furniture fair, it now encompasses the whole me...

While design aficionados flock to Milan from around the globe for the world's largest furniture fair, Italy's kings of kitchen style are looking beyond its borders to beat a sluggish domestic market. As the six-day Salone del Mobile got under way in Italy's fashion capital on Tuesday, the country's kitchen design industry was celebrating a 3.2 perc...

Not just one of the most renown Milanese studios dedicated to architecture and design in the world: Piero Lissoni is a symbol of “Italian made”, of a Renaissance vision and a humanistic approach to design, of an attention to detail and a passion for beauty.  Whether it is furniture for the Living Divani and Porro brands or a Boffi kitchen – some of...

On March 2, at the age of 107, Gillo Dorfles left us, an exemplary witness of the events of Italian design, art and culture. This extraordinary observer of our times supported the need for design to be studied outside the specialist schools as well, because it is the basis of our way of life. Design pervades all areas of our lives and, like a seism...

A couple of years ago before heading to Milan Design Week, I took the opportunity to return to Rome for a few days. I had attended architecture school there in 1989. Each time I visit, I search for changes to the Eternal City. There is always something amazing to discover. On this trip, I visited the Palazzo Doria Pamphilj to see three rare paintin...