Those automakers from Italy are particularly famous for their ability to create exotic supercars with high performance and very attractive design. Yet, as for American automakers, most of them are very well known for their ability to build muscular cars with huge power that comes from monstrous V8 engines. But what will come as a result of mixing b...

The Italian automobile design firm, Pininfarina, established in 1930 and famous for creating iconic designs for companies like Alfa Romeo, Fiat, Ferrari, and Maserati (you might have heard of them) has recently expanded its repertoire of to skyscrapers, and is setting up shop with a new office in Miami to design them.   Their first ever high...

by Laura Pearson   When we think of Italian interior design, several images come to mind: romantic hillside villas decorated with rustic, old-world charm (a la the Cortana fixer-upper in "Under the Tuscan Sun"); iconic furniture designs by Gio Ponti and Ettore Sottsass; and bright, airy living spaces with terra-cotta tiled floors and distres...

by Mark Di Suvero   Manhattan is currently undergoing a construction boom so extensive that not since the skyscraper rush of the 1920s has the city's skyline been faced with the potential for so much massive transformation.   But we are living in a new Gilded Age, and not surprisingly, most of the pencil-thin, sky-high constructions r...

Italian furniture store Calligaris has just settled into its new location in Georgetown at 3328 M St., and it is a classy, welcome addition for anyone interested in contemporary Italian design.   The well-curated showroom feels more like an exhibition of fine design. Calligaris furniture is visually pleasing, particularly the selection of vi...

WTI Magazine #52    2015 January, 23Author : Unioncamere      Translation by:   Historical backgroundThe phases involved in the creation of "pots and accessories for the home" can be divided into three parts, according to the raw materials invented or used in the production of these objects. The first homeware comp...

Bruno Magli, which will celebrate its 80th anniversary in 2016, has licensed Marcraft Apparel Group to produce its inaugural men's tailored clothing collection. The line of suits, sport coats, shirts and ties will launch for fall and retail for $895 to $995 with special fabrics selling for up to $1,495, according to Marcraft's Joe Gordon. The...

La scorsa settimana Saks Fifth Avenue a Beverly Hills ha ospitato una serata di raccolta fondi organizzata dall'associazione non profit "Friends of FAI" per sostenere la salvaguardia del patrimonio storico, artistico e culturale italiano. La serata โ€“ cui ha partecipato il Console generale a Los Angeles, Giuseppe Perrone โ€“ si รจ svolta all'insegna d...

A new concept car from iconic Italian automotive design brand Maserati and leading fashion label Ermenegildo Zegna is currently on display at the 2015 New York International Auto Show. Maserati, a century-old brand, has cultivated and maintained a legacy of luxury thanks to the company's innovative concepts and its ability to provide customers...

Perhaps no single architect has had a more profound influence on the buildings and public places that defined 20th-century Seattle than Fred Bassetti. From the Seattle Aquarium to the Henry M. Jackson Federal Building, from Woodland Park Children's Zoo to Seattle Municipal Tower, Bassetti's portfolio includes some of the city's most iconic spaces....