by Kimberly Diggs   In celebration of its 12th anniversary, Culinary Connection at The Shops at Legacy will feature a personal appearance by master Italian artisan Alessandro Taddei, creator of Vietri's Old St. Nick collection. The event will be held at the store, 7201 Bishop Road Suite E10, from 4-8 p.m. Sunday.   Vietri is Amer...

"Please, don't call it just a design firm," says Continuum founder Gianfranco Zaccai as we walk through open space offices, labs and workshops for prototype making, peppered with sleek displays showcasing never-seen-before products complete with an explanation of what they are. "They all do, you all do... journalists usually have a hard time graspi...

by Giovanna Mancini   This year could be an important one for Italian furniture exports, which should grow by 5% taking a step back towards pre-crisis levels.    The conditions are just right: the strengthening of the dollar against the euro, driving sales not just in the United States, but also in the many other international ma...

Lazzoni, the international maker of sleek, contemporary furniture for cosmopolitan apartments and homes, announced today the grand opening of its flagship store in Manhattan's SoHo neighborhood. Highlights of the collection include beds with hidden storage compartments and sofas with easily adjustable backs that can be converted into beds.  ...

Certo, nascere la notte di Natale da un papà falegname e una mamma di nome Maria, "morire" a 33 anni e poi resuscitare, non prendere mai moglie e vivere "spiritualmente" in un vero e proprio paradiso, può aiutare.   Emanuele lo sa e ci scherza sopra: "Sono molto religioso, come la mia famiglia del resto. Però credo molto alle coincidenze. Se...

By Mauro Battocchi   It's San Francisco Design Week and today Italy continues its design dance in the limelight with the opening of an exhibition of the great Vico Magistretti's work at the Italian Cultural Institute (814 Montgomery Street) at 6:30PM.   The exhibition, made possible by the Fondazione Studio Museo Vico Magistretti in M...

by Serena Perfetto   He is considered part of that group of people "who are shaping our world". Indeed, Martino Gamper, worldwide known Italian designer based in London, proved once again, during his conversation at Arkitektura in San Francisco, how his work crosses multiple personalities, engaging a variety of projects, from exhibition desi...

by Hannah Martin   MissoniHome's spirited chevrons, swirls, and florals now have a home in New York's SoHo neighborhood. The just-opened showroom—MissoniHome's first location in the city—will serve as a hub for designers and other members of the trade to experiment with the fabrics, furnishings, and accessories in the storied Italian fashion...

Can design mix together with the Do It Yourself (DIY) philosophy? Yes, but only with the help of innovation and creativity. Or at least this is what four Italian young designers have proved with their cardboard lamp 01Lamp Fattelo!.   Everything started a few years ago, when Federico Trucchia was thinking about how to create a lamp using the...

  WTI Magazine #34    2014 June, 11Author : Martina Siega      Translation by:   Cassina and Luis Vuitton featured an exclusive piece for 2014. LC4 CP is a master piece that joins Design and Fashion. Charles-Edouard Jeanneret, well known with the pseudonym of Le Corbusier, was a Swiss-born French architect...