by Mike Hanlon A Ferrari 335S Spider Scaglietti sold for US$35.7 million (€32,075,200) at Artcurial's Retromobile auction in Paris on 5 February. The car narrowly failed to break the world record of $38.115 million set by a 1962 Ferrari 250 GTO in August, 2014, but eclipsed the $29.605 million fetched by Juan Manuel Fangio's 1954 Mercedes-Benz W19...

Marking the first time that a fashion icon has expanded his portfolio into a comprehensive branded luxury lifestyle destination, designer Domenico Vacca has announced the $20m renovation of The Domenico Vacca opening September 2015.   The impressive 12-story luxury space, located on 55th Street just off Fifth Avenue in Midtown Manhattan, wil...

By Benjamin Zhang After a two-decade absence, Alfa Romeo returned to the US last year with the pint-sized 4C sports car. Now, the legendary Italian brand is ready to offer something a bit more mainstream with the 2016 Alfa Romeo Giulia sedan. It's an important vehicle Fiat Chrysler Automobiles —Alfa's parent company — as the company seeks to...

As it has every year since 1961, Milan once again confirms itself as the undisputed Capital of design.The Salone Internazionale del Mobile (International Furniture Salon) runs this year from April 9-14. The Salone del Mobile is the global point of reference for anything and everything to do with the Home Furnishings sector, and is an extraordinary...

By Nick Kurczewski / New York Daily News   Diehard Italian car fans, your sofa has arrived!Miami-based MADinItaly is offering the 'Fiat 500 Collection,' which features sofas and tables based on the 1970s versions of this iconic Italian city-car.   Measuring about 52 inches wide, the Fiat 500 Panorama sofa is roughly 12 inches narrower...

By Mauro Battocchi If you were thinking about visiting Milan in 2015 for the Expo, you can get a taste of this remarkable city without leaving the Bay.   Before August 11th, swing by the Cannery (2801 Leavenworth) and check out the New Italian Design 2.0 Exhibition, which boasts intriguing design displays brought to the Bay by Milano's Trie...

Twice Light is a project Italian photographer Gianluca Vassallo conceived for New York Design Week 2015 when the well-known lighting brand invited him to participate to present its new showroom installation by architect and designer Ferruccio Laviani.   In the "SpOts" installation Ferruccio Laviani transforms Foscarini's Spazio Soho in New Y...

by Chiara Beghelli   Chefs, designers, magicians, architects, poets are among the professionals that work with their hands: one hundred of them have been selected by photographer Fabrizio Ferri for the book "One of 100," dedicated to Maserati Quattroporte Zegna Limited Edition cars, to describe the excellence of craftsmanship and the heritag...

Italian Cultural Institute of ChicagoTuesday, October 27, 2015 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM (CDT)Chicago, IL A conversation with Massimo Iosa Ghini, Mario Cuccinella and Aldo Cibic about their experiences and challenges in the application of sustainability of today. This event is presented in collaboration with the Italian Trade Agency, Confindust...

Italian design brand Arper has opened a New Yorkshowroom, following in the footsteps of other European brands setting up shop in the US. Arper – founded in 1989 in Italy – debuted its Manhattan store on 19 November in Soho, at 476 Broadway, near showrooms for Luceplan, Foscarini, Ingo Maurer and other leading design brands.   Encompassi...