May 9, 2015, Saturday 2:00 PM - 5:00 PMWilliams-Sonoma - 340 Post Street - San Francisco, California 94108 Please join Bloomingdale's San Francisco in welcoming Marco Bicego, Italian jewelry designer as he presents his latest collections.   Since the launch of his eponymous jewelry line in 2000, Marco Bicego has redefined the...

by Paolo Bricco   Nothing to complain about for 2014. And this year looks good too for Italy's medium-sized companies. In fact, in 2014, for the first time since 2008, the number of companies with rising revenue outnumbered the ones whose sales fell: 45.2% versus 27%, according to an annual report on mid-sized Italian companies issued b...

di Vincenzo Chierchia   Alleanza tra Illy caffè e il gigante americano dei cieli United airlines. La compagnia aerea e la società italiana hanno stipulato una partnership che permetterà ai passeggeri United e agli ospiti degli United Club in tutto il mondo di gustare gratuitamente il caffè dell'azienda triestina.   A partire dal pross...

Nei giorni scorsi si è parlato molto della fusione di Pirelli con il colosso ChemChina, quasi a denunciare l'inesorabile destino delle aziende italiane, ormai facili "vittime" degli appetiti voraci delle multinazionali estere.   In realtà, rispetto all'autocommiserazione decadente, esiste un piccolo nucleo di Pmi italiane che soffocate dalla...

The founder of Italian eyewear giant Luxottica is celebrating his 80th birthday by giving the firm's 8,000 employees in Italy shares worth around nine million euros (S$13.39 million). Leonardo del Vecchio, Italy's second richest man thanks to an eyewear brand sported by star designers including Chanel and Giorgio Armani, is gifting his staff 1...

di Marzio Bartoloni   È tutta made in Italy, usa la stampa 3D, e nei primi test sull'uomo funziona bene, tanto che la sua commercializzazione nel mercato italiano e in quello internazionale è prevista già per il 2017.    È la mano artificiale, tra le prime al mondo, frutto della ricerca d'avanguardia sulla robotica dell'Iit, l'Is...

Satisfactory results achieved by the 21 Italian companies affiliated with Gimav– Italian Manufacturers' Association of Machinery, Accessories and Special Products for Glass Processing – at the U.S. glass exhibition. U.S. trade people liked the technology they saw: the stands that occupied the 900 sq.m.   Made in Italy exhibition space a...

by Luca Orlando   Thanks to an across the board pick up, which was influenced by both European as well as non-EU countries, Italian exports skyrocketed in November by 5.7% annually—their best performance since last August. This powerful boost can also be seen on a monthly basis (+2.2%), which gave a shot in the arm to what had been a none-to...

  The Italian produce industry will soon be promoting a pear that is "virtually unknown" to U.S. consumers in an event at high-end New York retail outlet and cooking school Eataly.     A release from the country's Centro Servizi Ortofrutticoli (CSO) said the event will take place on Nov. 13 thanks to the support of interprofess...

Do you remember art projects as a child that involved strips of newspaper and paste made from flour and water? The practice of the cartapesta (paper mache) has been an art form in Lecce, Italy for centuries.   Used as an inexpensive substitute for plaster, stone or wood, paper carvings were popular for church statues and embellishments. A mu...