While design aficionados flock to Milan from around the globe for the world's largest furniture fair, Italy's kings of kitchen style are looking beyond its borders to beat a sluggish domestic market. As the six-day Salone del Mobile got under way in Italy's fashion capital on Tuesday, the country's kitchen design industry was celebrating a 3.2 perc...

Not just one of the most renown Milanese studios dedicated to architecture and design in the world: Piero Lissoni is a symbol of “Italian made”, of a Renaissance vision and a humanistic approach to design, of an attention to detail and a passion for beauty.  Whether it is furniture for the Living Divani and Porro brands or a Boffi kitchen – some of...

On March 2, at the age of 107, Gillo Dorfles left us, an exemplary witness of the events of Italian design, art and culture. This extraordinary observer of our times supported the need for design to be studied outside the specialist schools as well, because it is the basis of our way of life. Design pervades all areas of our lives and, like a seism...

A couple of years ago before heading to Milan Design Week, I took the opportunity to return to Rome for a few days. I had attended architecture school there in 1989. Each time I visit, I search for changes to the Eternal City. There is always something amazing to discover. On this trip, I visited the Palazzo Doria Pamphilj to see three rare paintin...

Arcosanti is an architectural UFO born of the imagination of Italian architect Paolo Soleri, who brought his ambitious vision of the ideal city to life, in the middle of the Arizona desert in the 1970s. With an amphitheater, a café, roofless buildings left open to the sky and greenhouses heated with solar energy, the unfinished city today welcomes...

Italian design was only recently celebrated in LA with the Italian Design Day and it is once again time to talk about Italy’s most creative minds and their ties with the US. What’s really striking, in the case we’re about to see together in a few lines, is how these artists are the minds behind some of the most iconic pop culture symbols of the US...

ConArte America is pleased to announce its union with New York designer David Santiago as brings his Strictly Santi brand to ConArte to create a new collection of home furnishings titled Bel Canto. This partnership will be announced in an exciting event at High Point Market, the World’s Home for Home Furnishings, at a Gala Saturday evening, April 1...

Ask any die-hard soccer (or more appropriately, football) fan in Europe about the best shoe brand, and they’ll probably mention Pantofola d’Oro. For over a century, the company—which was founded by Lazzarini family in Ascoli Piceno, Italy in 1886—has steadily amassed a first-rate reputation in the sport, outfitting stars of the past in some of the...

Adding to the excitement of the New York International Auto Show, Popular Mechanics announced that the 2018 Alfa Romeo Stelvio has been named "Crossover of the Year" in the magazine's annual Automotive Excellence Awards. To choose their car awards, editors drive all of the relevant class contenders over the course of the year, then pick the vehicle...

Couture score! Dolce & Gabbana will be showing their haute couture Alta Moda and Alta Sartoira collections in the Big Apple next weekend. The Italian designers are maximizing their Manhattan splash by spreading out the event over a four day span. On top of the couture show, the multi-day marathon will include a presentation of the brand’s men’s mad...