Italian manufacturing and craftsmanship continues to gain in strength and prestige as another Italian product wins an award, this time for innovation. In terms of luxury merged with design and innovation, Italy continues to be at the forefront in a number of industries, including those the automotive and naval ones.   In fact, in the 2015 Ca...

Date: Thursday, May 21, 2015 Time: 6:30PM Venue: Embassy of Italy: 3000 Whitehaven Street NW - Washington, DCaven Street NW - Washington, DC Organized by: Embassy of Italy, Italian Cultural Institute - IACC Italia In collaboration with: SPD Scuola Politecnica di Design The Embassy of Italy and the Italian Cultural Institute present Massimo Cai...

Movie screening, presented on the occasion of The Washington, DC International Design Festival and in conjunction with The Next Wave: Industrial Design Innovation in the 21st Century. Among the world's most influential designers, Italian-born Lella and Massimo Vignelli have created signage and maps for New York's subway, the interior of Saint Pete...

As the child of a Milanese art collector, Laura Mattioli grew up surrounded by masterpieces, many created by Italian artists she knew personally. But it wasn't until Mattioli was confined to bed during a difficult pregnancy, immobilized for six months next to one of Giorgio Morandi's most celebrated still lifes, that her love of art took a deeper t...

By Earl Karanja   The fourth round of the Maserati Trofeo World Series went down at the Virginia International Raceway where Romain Monti extended his championship lead after winning Race 1 and finishing Race 2 in second place. Despite carrying an extra 50 kg in his car as per the regulations, the Frenchman proved his competence and forced h...

FederlegnoArredo celebra e rafforza la collaborazione Italia-Usa nel design d'arredo. Una partnership fondamentale per la crescita delle esportazioni italiane di settore che nel 2012 sono cresciute del 17% per un giro d'affari Oltreoceano di oltre mezzo miliardo.È così che in occasione del 52° Salone Internazionale del Mobile è stato presentato Eme...

"Certo, è una grossa cifra, ma faccio finta che non esista: non è da lì che arriva il business". Dario Snaidero sorride e prova a minimizzare. E con qualche ragione. Perché in effetti non capita ogni giorno di ricevere una commessa da 450mila dollari per una cucina, l'equivalente in Italia del costo di un paio di appartamenti.    Il mil...

Joint six-week course for Italian and U.S students at the Design Department aimed at creating prototype designs that integrate their two approaches   JUNE 2013 - MILAN POLITECNICO The project aims to support a collaboration between the Milan Politecnico and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in the field known as "des...

Two new sculptures will stand outside Bryant Park this Fall, "The Guardians: Hero and Superhero," by architect and designer Antonio Pio Saracino. Mr. Saracino had the unusual good fortune of being offered two commissions by two groups at more or less the same time—he counter-proposed that they all work together.   "Hero," constructed from wh...

by Rita Cipalla   On a quiet street not far from downtown Seattle, tucked between overgrown fields and train tracks, are several drab-brown buildings with white roll-up doors. Their nondescript location belies the fact that some of the world's most revolutionary research in automotive materials is going on inside. The Automobili Lamborghini...