At Milan’s Salone del Mobile in 1971, Florentine architect Lapo Binazzi assembled polyurethane pieces into a Doric temple, queued up his sound track, and pressed play. “Our dream was to ruin the temple to the ground, to the sound of an earthquake,” remembers Binazzi, now 74 and still based in Florence. The practical application of the remaining chu...

In 1976, a bustling retail store opened on East 59th Street in New York: It was called Fiorucci — a global concept shop by the Italian designer Elio Fiorucci, who had opened other outposts in London and Milan. It housed Fiorucci’s own fashion line, which had become famous for baby-faced angels on T-shirts and some of the first stretch jeans, as wel...

Luxury case goods resource Theodore Alexander will be the exclusive North American distributor for an Italian-made collection of case goods and upholstery for Medea Lifestyle 1905, a joint venture launched by its parent company Creative Home Furniture and Medea, s.r.l.  Medea Lifestyle 1905 will include 80 pieces inspired by the furnishings of Mila...

WHEN I TOLD PEOPLE I WAS GOING TO CALABRIA, I was usually met with blank looks. I would staunch the awkwardness with five words: “The toe of the boot.” It’s the easiest way to explain where I was going—the southwestern-most slice of Italy—but explaining why is harder. In my case, I was headed to speak at NanoGagliato, a nanomedical conference in th...

The Marche, tucked behind the knee of the Italian boot, is enviably graced with a sweep of Adriatic coastline and a sheltering ridge of inland peaks. East-west river valleys channel cool sea air over plains and up into rolling Apennine foothills. Altitude, exposition and soil type angle and shift as you move inland, giving rise to an impressive arr...

Italy has been named as the top cheese exporter to the USA, Canada and Switzerland during the first half of 2017, according to Italian news agency ANSA. The data was reported by dairy association Assolatte, which highlighted that 421,000 tonnes of Italian dairy products have been exported to non-EU countries in 2017, representing an increase of 8%...

Teaching Italian. A Symposium/Workshops for Instructional Materials. Meeting X: "Made in Italy" as a Tool for Language Learning. Friday, October 20, 2017. 8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. University Hall - Montclair State University - Montclair, New Jersey "Made in Italy, un percorso tra italianismi e Italian sounding" - Riccardo Giumelli, Università di Vero...

Con un valore export di 806 milioni di euro, sono gli Stati Uniti d'America il primo partner commerciale della Puglia. Un Paese legato all'Italia da un'amicizia storica che si rinnova alla Fiera del Levante negli spazi del padiglione dedicato all'internazionalizzazione, in una sala gremita di pubblico. L'occasione è stata la Country Presentation da...

It was 1953 when Credito Emiliano, a relatively small bank based in the region of Emilia Romagna, started taking wheels of Parmigiano Reggiano as a collateral for small-business loans.  Italy had just walked out of a war that had left the country and its people in tatters, but with an enormous desire to start over. These were the years and the land...

illy, the third-generation family-owned coffee company from Trieste, Italy, committed to offering the highest quality, most ethically sourced coffee to the world, today opened its first permanent University of Coffee (Università del Caffè) in the U.S., adjacent to its illy caffè location at 220 Montgomery Street in San Francisco. The worldwide coff...