Internum Houston is very pleased to share an important acknowledgment of Italian furniture maker Poltrona Frau's international success by now offering the Grantorino sofa. The Grantorino sofa was designed in 2013 by Poltrona Frau and French designer Jean-Marie Massaud and was one of the winners of the 2014 Wallpaper* Design Awards for the cate...

Little-known fact: Italian aristocrat and fashion designer Emilio Pucci, famous for his kaleidoscopic patterns, studied agriculture at the University of Georgia in 1935. This month, a costume exhibition at the Georgia Museum of Art, Emilio Pucci in America, brings his work back to Athens.   According to curator Mary Koon, Pucci long maintain...

"When two years ago Valentino was acquired by Qatar investment firm Mayhoola for €700 million, some might have thought that multiples were too high.   Instead, the Qatar fund had understood the group's sizeable growth potential. For this year, we estimate revenues to increase more than 30% to €650 million. And we expect to reach €1 billion i...

ICE-Agenzia, nell'ambito dell'attività a favore del settore del ciclo e motociclo, intende organizzare in collaborazione con ANCMA una partecipazione collettiva alla fiera Aimexpo, che si terrà a Orlando (Florida, Stati Uniti) presso l'Orange County Convention Center dal 15 al 18 ottobre 2015. Aimexpo è la principale fiera negli Usa per il set...

by John Halas   Lamborghini has finally green-lighted the development of a new SUV with production to take place at its Sant'Agata Bolognese facility in Italy. The third model in Lamborghini's tight vehicle range after the Huracan and Aventador will go on sale in 2018, with the VW Group-owned firm expecting annual volumes of around 3,00...

By Valerio Viale Listening to Elisabetta Ciardullo's first experience in the US, I couldn't help thinking about the fictional nanny Mary Poppins. Just as the British babysitter, to solve the situation, pulls magical gadgets from her purse, the Italian event planner and personal chef, armed with an endless optimism and with a past as "au pair,...

Mario Tricoci, 73, is founder of the Chicago-based Mario Tricoci Hair Salons & Day Spas. Mr. Tricoci, who lived in Italy until he was 17, finds new inspiration when he returns to Europe to visit, and he elevates trendy looks by replicating them with clothes and accessories from high-end designers. What do you wear to work?We are in black and w...

by Susan Dickenson   The Italian Trade Agency is hosting U.S. retailers and Sicilian ceramic artisans this week for a B2B networking program in Caltagirone, Italy. Independent brick-and-mortar retailers from California, Texas, Illinois, Washington and Ohio are meeting with about two dozen studios and production facilities in and around Calta...

By Jenna Pelletier  The independently produced documentary film "Men of the Cloth" will premiere in Rhode Island Tuesday, Oct. 6, at Showcase Cinemas Warwick. Directed by former menswear fashion editor Vicki Vasilopoulos, it presents an intimate look at three Italian master tailors in the twilight of their careers. The film follows Nino...

EVERY winter, town squares all over Europe are filled by the hum of Christmas choirs. Towns in northern Italy follow this tradition too, but with a twist. Singers abandon Santa costumes in favour of the distinctive feathered hats of the Alpini, tough soldiers mostly recruited from remote Alpine villages. The Alpini repertoire is different too. Chri...