Have you ever thought about what is the purpose of design? In most cases this word is associated to a fashionable product embellishing our house, sometimes it is used to refer to something that has a higher quality for the way it was produced. Design, however, has a deeper meaning; in its process often needs considering a wide range of factors, to...

The history of goldsmithery in Valenza began in 1817, when Francesco Caramora, a goldsmith working in Pavia, moved to the city and opened a shop in Contrada Maestra. In the space of a decade, his business flourished and he taught the local craftsmen the techniques and practices of the goldsmith’s craft. Between 1827 and 1860, more shops opened belo...

During a 2015 fellowship at the American Academy in Rome, Bryony Roberts spent a lot of time visiting medieval churches. Inside those spaces, the New York–based artist and scholar—whose work focuses on transforming architecture through unexpected, often beautiful activations—found herself drawn closer not to the divine, but to the floor. Decorated...

Schola Italica, in collaborazione con l’Università degli Studi di Milano, sta selezionando laureandi, laureati e professionisti per partecipare alla Summer School "Made in Italy / Made by Italics. Italic Culture in Art, Music, Fashion, Design and Gastronomy". Si tratta di un percorso formativo residenziale finalizzato ad approfondire le peculiarità...

This summer, take a romantic tour of Italy at the AAA Five Diamond Bellagio Resort & Casino in Las Vegas. The Italian-inspired seasonal display at the Bellagio Conservatory and Botanical Gardens incorporates hanging lanterns, manicured gardens, Venetian chandeliers, cypress trees, lemons topiaries and enormous tiered fountains. Created by designer ...

It is no secret that most Italians have an inherent eye for good design, and Italian love for home is second to none. Take these two and combine them, and what you get is the essence of Italian interior design. If you are looking for a way to meet all that you require from your home and make it the cynosure of all eyes at the same time, look no fur...

Lapo Elkann, the grandson of Fiat titan Gianni Agnelli, launched Garage Italia in 2015, but the creative design firm already has much to show for itself. It has dabbled in numerous arenas including furniture, planes, and boats. And with a Fiat heir captaining the ship, it has put its special touches on a number of automobiles as well. The latest is...

Construction on a new mid-rise condo development in Miami’s Surfside neighborhood hit a milestone last week as crews topped-off the 12-story ‘Arte’ project at 8955 Collins Avenue. The upcoming oceanfront residences come from Italian architect Antonio Citterio in collaboration with local architect Kobi Karp. It represents the first U.S. building for...

Italian suit designer Castangia 1850 is opening its first permanent U.S. showroom at 521 Madison Avenue in Midtown, Commercial Observer has learned. The 168-year-old suit maker has agreed to take 1,800 square feet spanning the entire second floor of the eight-story, roughly 15,000-square-foot office and retail building between East 53rd and East 54...

È un nome iconico della cultura del design italiano fondato da Maddalena e Fernando De Padova nel 1956 con un piccolo showroom a Milano in cui venivano importati arredi scandinavi: l’azienda De Padova – produttrice su licenza della linea americana di mobili per la casa e l’ufficio Herman Miller – diviene nel tempo un punto di riferimento grazie all...