di Antonio Carnevale È italiana la prima, riciclabile e totalmente autosufficiente. Si chiama WaterNest 100 ed è stata progettata dall'architetto romano Giancarlo Zema per l'azienda inglese EcoFloLife. L'obiettivo dichiarato è quello di evitare il consumo di suolo e individuare così delle soluzioni abitative alternative, non dannose per l'amb...

by Barbara Minafra   Nel 1922 il "Chicago Tribune" lanciò un concorso internazionale per la progettazione della sua nuova, prestigiosa, sede.   Per il giornale, fondato nel 1847 e destinato a diventare il principale media del Midwest e l'ottavo quotidiano statunitense per diffusione, fu un'abile mossa pubblicitaria: affermarsi come op...

At the cavernous entrance to Pier 57 in Chelsea, an ancient loading dock has become a makeshift stage for the work of Gaetano Pesce, the 74-year-old Italian design legend who moved to New York 32 years ago because the city "was the capital of the 20th century." He arrived with a splash, one of a who's who of modern Italian designers included in MoM...

The history of the Memphis Group dates back to the 1980s but as time goes by, its echo lingers on and so does its following, particularly in terms of connections between Italy and Los Angeles. The innovative design and architecture group was founded in Milan in 1981 by renowned artist Ettore Sottsass, and remained active until 1988. Some people sti...

Univet Optical Technologies, Italy has selected RONCO to be their partner to bring award-winning protective eyewear line to North America.   Univet is an award-winning Italian designer and manufacturer of eye protection products for industrial, healthcare and laser markets. Univet has been recognized as the 2014 winner of European Frost and...

By William Grimes Lella Vignelli, a designer who, with her husband, Massimo Vignelli, introduced a spare, elegant style to a wide range of products and corporate brands, attracting an international clientele, died on Dec. 22 at her home in Manhattan. She was 82. The cause was dementia, her son, Luca, said.   Ms. Vignelli, an architect...

Blending Italian craftsmanship, 1950s style, modern electrical technology and an architectural eye, the SMEG line of small appliances brings a delightfully refreshing atmosphere to the kitchen. A collaboration between Matteo Bazzicalupo and Raffaella Mangiarotti of deepdesign and SMEG (the translation of the Italian acronym is 'Metal Enamellin...

Bisogna arrivare alla terza generazione, neanche così lontano, per vedere realizzato in pieno il sogno americano. Quello di un pastore pugliese che arriva, come tanti, agli inizi del Novecento, analfabeta e povero, con l'iconografica valigia di cartone.   Tre generazioni segnano il traguardo verso il successo, il riscatto di un rischio: aver...

This Spring, a group of accomplished Italians architects, artists, designers, and tech wizards set up shop at the center the International Contemporary Furniture Fair in New York. Known collectively as Made IT, they debuted their first-ever collection, a handful of sleek, progressive items, crafted with the intention to marry centuries of Italian d...

by Bill Esler   Following successful multi-unit cabinetry projects in Florida, cabinetry and architectural woodwork firm Italkraft Mid Altantic Llc is opening a Houston office to supply two projects under construction there. The operation is expected to open in the fall.   Raul J. Gutierrez and Alex Xakoustis founded Italkraft, based...