The Italian Cultural Institute joined in celebrating the 8th annual SF Design Week with a satellite exhibit from the Museo Nazionale della Arti del XXI Secolo (MAXXI) called Piccolo Utopie, or Small Utopias.   Opening night at the Institute, Thursday, June 19, included a round-table panel that helped bring context to the buildings and instal...

If you're in the Northwest, don't miss the exhibition "Zoom: Italian Design and the Photography of Aldo and Marirosa Ballo" at the Bellvue Arts Museum (BAM) in Washington State. This gorgeous exhibition, which was organized by the Vitra Museum of Design in Germany and brought to Washington by Italian citizen Stefano Catalani the Director of Art, Cr...

Led by an installation by worldwide renowned designer Antonio Pio Saracino, EUART PANORAMA EUROPA debuts at Spectrum-Miami with a heart that pulses with Italian style.   Lithographs of Saracino's outstanding Hero inspired by Michelangelo's David and permanently installed with his Super Hero at Bryan Park in New York City, will cover a wall o...

By Elizabeth Adams   The 12th annual Keeneland Concours d'Elegance at Keeneland Race Course on July 18 will showcase a diverse array of exciting classic cars while raising funds to benefit Kentucky Children's Hospital.   Celebrating the 100th anniversary of famed Italian automaker Maserati, the featured marque for 2015, the event...

Per celebrare 10 anni di collaborazioni durature e l'impegno a portare il meglio del design contemporaneo a San Francisco, lo showroom DZINE ospita in questo mese il celebre architetto e designer Piero Lissoni in occasione della mostra "1:1 Piero Lissoni".   La mostra multimediale, che è stata inaugurata il primo settembre e durerà tre setti...

by Candace Carlisle   A Dallas senior living community will soon undergo a $36 million expansion and renovation to keep up with demand for senior living options in North Texas, which will showcase a Italian theme for residents. "When baby boomers today imagine their retirement, it's much different than what their parents or grandparents wan...

by Valerio Viale   Elena Manferdini, acclaimed architect and designer, grew up in Bologna, capital of the Emilia-Romagna Region in Italy. Somehow the urbanistic eclecticism and theatrical quality of the landscape, made of medieval towers as well as a vast web of porticoes, must have tickled Elena's imagination.   However, her upb...

The U.S. edition of the Made in Italy Awards 2015 will take place on September 2015, in New York, in the presence of a vast audience of Italian and American business, institutions and celebrities. The Made in Italy Awards 2015 is under the patronage of the Italian Trade Agency, ITA which is the government organization promoting the internationaliz...

It seems to be the season for the great women of industrial design. After the Charlotte Perriand lovefest at Design Miami earlier this month, now its time for another fierce, anti-elitist designer to get her due. Next month, the Italian design brand Arper is set to formally launch their special edition of Lina Bo Bardi's Bowl Chair, in a whole arra...

by Mark Ewing   Scottsdale winter auctions always offer a few gems. Gooding & Co. has two more appealing Ferraris from the Golden Age of sports cars. First, a 1950 Ferrari 166 MM/195 S Berlinetta Le Mans. Built in 1950, chassis 0060 M is based on the highly successful 166 MM/195 S chassis, with aerodynamic coachwork by Carrozzeria Tourin...