Johns Hopkins University has hired Italian architect Renzo Piano to design a building for its Homewood campus in Baltimore that will “reinvent the ancient Athenian agora for the 21st Century.” Hopkins commissioned the Renzo Piano Building Workshop of Genoa, Italy, to design a home for the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Agora Institute, an interdiscipl...

There is a something momentous happening within the curved and shrouded walls of Ferrari’s new Centro Stile (which sounds better than “design center,” its English translation). Historically the brand outsourced its interior and exterior design to celebrated companies like Pininfarina, Vignale and Zagato while it focused on the engines and platforms...

Manhattan’s South Street Seaport has a mission: to become New York City’s coolest new neighborhood. The historic district at the bottom tipof the island—lined with cobblestone streets and located at the apex of Lower Manhattan and the East River—has lately procured reason after reason for tourists (and, yes, even a few locals) to venture south, fro...

American shipbuilder Westport has teamed up with Italian designer Giuseppina Arena to create a new offering of interior styles on board its W125 line of motor yachts. The idea behind the collaboration is to appeal to a larger pool of potential clients hailing from Europe, by offering a more familiar style of design and one that is more suited to th...

A poco più di un anno dalla sua scomparsa, Kenneth Jay Lane (22 Aprile 1932 – 20 Luglio 2017) viene celebrato per la prima volta in Italia dal Museo del Bijou di Casalmaggiore con una antologica “alfabetica” curata da una delle più apprezzate esperte di bigiotteria americana, la prof. Maria Teresa Cannizzaro, in collaborazione con la dr.ssa Fiorell...

What do design and philosophy have in common? Nothing? Or everything? Behind every design process there is a philosophical quest and every philosophical approach has a precise design. No-one knows this better than Andrea Anastasio, who’s philosopher and designer identities are interwoven.

The story of Salvatore Ferragamo and the eponymous fashion empire this son of Italy’s south built in the first decades of the 20th century shows you where sheer will can take you. In Salvatore’s case, and that of the close-knit clan that has since followed in his footsteps, talent and vision, energy and hard work, and a relentless drive for excelle...

Our country is known and appreciated all over the world for the exceptional value of some figures that have characterized recent history. One of the best known is Renzo Piano, one of the most active and prolific architects in the world. Italian Traditions will lead you on the discovery of this important figure for Italian and world architecture. We...

Like all great builders, Don Chiofaro wants to see how high he can go. Rocking on the bow of a harbor ferryboat as the sun sets, he points to the horizon, between Rowes Wharf and the Custom House Tower, and describes the tallest project the Boston waterfront has ever seen. His olive-green baseball cap, atop a full head of white hair and a permanent...

When Italian-born Ettore Bugatti would go to work as a car manufacturer, he would do so on horseback. The maker of high-performance cars would incorporate his love of horses right in front of the car he would make. The grill is still shaped like a horseshoe. "Horses, horsepower seemed to be a winning combination," said Alan Rosenblum, who owns two...