The New Jersey chapter of the American Institute of Architects (AIA-NJ) announced that Robert Cozzarelli, AIA, will serve the American Institute of Architects as a Regional Representative to the organization's Strategic Council. The Belleville resident was installed during AIA-NJ's annual awards gala in Moorestown.   Cozzarelli is a principa...

by Andrea Malan   Ferrari is in pole position. The process for the initial public offering on Wall Street of the luxury sports car maker will start by this week (most probably on Friday) with the release of the final prospectus for the offering, which will include the indicative price range. The sale will not be accompanied by a capital inc...

One of the perennial surprises of the design world is the fact that Azucena, the Italian furniture company founded in 1947 by the architects Luigi Caccia Dominioni and Ignazio Gardella, and the designer Corrado Corradi dell'Acqua, is not better known. Its sleek but sensual (and still Italian-made) sofas, tables, lamps and other objects, many of whi...

Everybody agrees Italians are creative when it comes to designing, producing, and marketing high quality products. What many people don't know is that these principles expand far beyond fashion and food. "This is the great quality of our entrepreneurs.   They go to sleep, they think, and they dream about something. And in the morni...

On a sunny fall Thursday, Bond Street bustles under a bright, cloudless sky, but a chat with Ambra Medda is enough to make anyone pray for rain.   "There's no feeling in the world like looking up into the sky and seeing a rainbow," says the cofounder and creative director of L'ArcoBaleno ("the rainbow" in Italian), an online marketplace dedi...

The past 10 days have been busy for Iowa State University College of Design students. Since March 2, these students have been hosting an exhibition in the Design Building called “The Rome Show.” The Rome Show has been displaying projects of the 66 ISU students who studied abroad in Italy this last fall semester. The artwork featured in this show wa...

by Adam Lehrer The New York-based Spring Studios, a massive creative studio in TriBeca that is set to compete with studios such as Milk, is a monumental achievement in design and architecture even to the most untrained of eyes.   With no background in applied creativity, one can still feel the utter expansiveness of the space: the ceilings...

Tara Coppola Fontana, owner and founder of Weddings Under the Tuscan Sun, a five year strong unique wedding planning business, targets American couples who share the common dream of having an unforgettable wedding in beautiful Italy.   A life-changing trip to Italy's top-traveled Tuscany, awakened Tara Coppola Fontana's inspiration to begin...

by Roberto Natalini   Quando si parla di bellezza estetica applicata all'innovazione, l'Italia è da sempre considerata un modello da seguire per gli esperti del settore.   È per questo motivo che lo stile italiano è stato scelto per presentare l'imminente San Francisco Design Week, in programma dal 21 al 27 giugno, con una conferenza...

by Carey Dunne   Renowned Italian-American designer Louise Fili's love of typography and graphic arts stems from a specific moment during her first trip to Italy, at age 16: As she was leaving the Milan airport, a striking billboard for the classic Baci Perugina chocolates caught her eye.   "I was completely smitten. I had never seen...