Thirty years have passed since the official presentation of the F40, which took place on 21 July 1987 at the Civic Centre in Maranello, now home to the Ferrari Museum. Created to celebrate the company’s 40th anniversary, it was the last car to carry the founder’s “signature”. It was a definitive car, the ultimate expression of the technology thus f...

Renzo Piano Building Workshop has cantilevered the gallery and performance spaces at the top of this off-white arts school, which was designed for Columbia University's new campus in Upper Manhattan. Renzo Piano Building Workshop has cantilevered the gallery and performance spaces at the top of this off-white arts school, which was designed for Col...

From eclectic furnishings to botanical paintings to sailboat etchings, the Georgia Museum of Art has a full house of interesting artwork offering a cool respite from the summer heat. The thrice-yearly art party Museum Mix will celebrate current exhibitions with late-night access to the galleries Thursday, July 20 from 8–11 p.m. Preceded by an hourl...

If you know the name Ettore Sottsass, you’re likely to associate it with Memphis—the design collective he spearheaded in the 1980s, which remains one of his most well-known achievements. But the true force of the designer’s character is much bigger than any single movement and was refined throughout various moments of his career. Sottsass was alway...

Hello Greg. I read in one of your columns a while back that Ferruccio Lamborghini, a noted tractor manufacturer in Italy, was unhappy with the brand new Ferrari he purchased. You said that he complained about what he didn’t like directly to Enzo (Ferrari), who proceeded to tell him to concentrate on tractors and leave the sports car building to him...

In occasione della mostra New York New York. Arte Italiana: la riscoperta dell’America, in corso al Museo del Novecento di Milano e alle Gallerie d’Italia, Matteo Pericoli (Milano, 1968) ha inaugurato una serie di incontri (Vite parallele: Italia, America) volti a raccontare il rapporto tra la Grande Mela e diversi artisti nostrani. L’architetto e...

Niki and Shaokao Cheng can sense good design a mile (or a couple thousand) away. The owners of BoConcept New York, the couple brought stylish, modern Danish design to the Big Apple in 2003, long before hygge became a trendy buzzword. This March, they introduced Italian purveyor Calligaris to SoHo, and they aren't stopping there. Today, the couple a...

Representing We the Italians, I recently had the honor to attend a special presentation about the new Italian Strategic Plan for Tourism 2017-2022. This is a very important document that brings a brand new concept and design to the Italian offer towards tourists all around the world. During the presentation We the Italians learnt several interestin...

Don’t be alarmed if you see 30 flashy Lamborghinis during your morning commute. It’s not a celebrity or the president. It’s just some people with big pockets and a luxury road trip ahead of them. Lamborghini’s Giro is an annual event where Lamborghini owners from around the country meet up for a massive road trip. This year, the trip will be a five...

Alberto Alessi is current CEO of the prestigious Italian design company Alessi SPA, founded by his grandfather in 1921. As highlighted by Alberto in his book “La Fabbrica dei sogni” (the Dreams Factory) about Alessi SPA story, the company was originally launched in Omegna (Piedmont) and it focused on the production of houseware. It was Alberto’s da...