by Laura Giacalone   Considered the Oscar of Italian design, as well as an authoritative barometer of the state of the cultural debate on industrial design itself, the Compasso d'Oro award is the major acknowledgement of Italian design and enjoys a high reputation throughout the world, so much so that London's prestigious Phaidon Press has s...

Italian architect and designer Cristina Celestino has created a sumptuous traveling dressing room for luxury fashion house Fendi that very well could be a summary of some of this year's best design trends.   The Milan-based Celestino, whom Wallpaper hails a "singular rising star," works as an architect, creative director, and designer throug...

What makes an object useful, engaging and beautiful? What is it about a distinct design that conveys calm, wonder and excitement in the user and helps us recall a moment in time? Artisphere and Apartment Zero present the Washington, DC International Design Festival from Thursday, February 21 through Sunday, May 19, 2013. The Festival is curated and...

Renowned sculptor Michelangelo famously said, "I saw the angel in the marble and carved until I set him free." Centuries later, Italian stone company Citco is reshaping what blocks of marble can become with an assortment of bespoke flooring, furniture, and accessories. The Verona, Italy-based brand—which regularly collaborates with acclaimed intern...

by George Calys   Design geeks have known for years that Italy is home to design with a capital "D". You only need watch the ubercool café patron leafing through Domus, to know that you'd better have at least one Italian-designed object in your living room or kitchen or else suffer the slings and arrows of outrageous poor taste. Fortunately...

by Jennifer Clark   It's been a four-year wait, but it was worth it. Car lovers, racing fans, design students and members of the 300 Alfa Romeo owners clubs world wide -- or anyone who wants to discover one of the most intriguing companies in automotive history -- will not be disappointed by the recently re-opened Museo Storico Alfa Romeo....

by Kiki Georgiou   MaxMara's camel cashmere double-breasted 101801 coat is a classic. Marcel Breuer's 1966 design for the now-old Whitney Museum of American Art on the Upper East Side's 75th street is a classic, too, in a different medium – one in which the new downtown Whitney, designed by the Italian architect Renzo Piano, is currently joc...

by Dan F. Stapleton   According to Alberto Alessi, "Australian designers are like mushrooms in a forest: at first you can see just one, but the more you look, the more you spot – another here, another there."    Alessi, the third-generation head of the esteemed Italian homewares brand that bears his family's name, is sitting in a...

Retailer LifeStyles Furniture is pleased to announce the addition of modern Italian made Calligaris furniture to its current contemporary European and American made home furnishing product lines. Calligaris is manufactured in Manzano Udine Italy and has a rich history of furniture manufacturing that dates back to original chair designs that be...

by Corey Noles   Italian window manufacturer Piva Group announced Friday that it plans to open a manufacturing facility in Ste. Genevieve, Missouri. It is expected to create 122 new jobs. The jobs will be in the manufacturing and distribution fields as well as IT, accounting, and customer service specialists, according to a press releas...