The international furniture brand, Poltrona Frau, is taking a 19,000-square-foot leap uptown. The brand will leave Soho and join other contemporary furniture designers in the district along Madison Avenue with a three-level spot at the northeast corner of East 34th Street. The modern flagship retail space at 181 Madison Ave. has soaring ceilings an...

When: Wednesday, June 8 at 6:00 pm PST - Where: Italian Cultural Institute Los Angeles. The program will also be availble livestreamed on Zoom Rome’s painted facades were once as celebrated as Michelangelo’s Sistine Chapel frescoes and Raphael’s Vatican stanze. Yet these treasures of the Eternal City have now all but disappeared. Celebrating the op...

Paola Antonelli, Senior Curator of the Department of Architecture & Design at The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) in New York was, coincidentally, born in Sassari, Sardinia. It was 1963 and her father, an otolaryngologist, was working there as he had done previously in Milan, where Antonelli’s brother was born, and as he would later do in Ferrara, wher...

The avenue known for luxury shopping in the Big Apple will be celebrating the legendary era and Italian style glorified by “la Dolce Vita” for 7 days. The iconic avenue will celebrate “Made in Italy” for one week with a series of events centered around fashion, jewelry, food and design. The “Italy on Madison” initiative, launched by the ITA (Italia...

There’s a new, zen-like space at The Andy Warhol Museum. The first things you’ll notice in the gallery are stacks of colorful mattresses hanging above one another. The work, “Milano,” was produced in collaboration with More-So, a division of Italian design company Moroso, and you’re invited to slip on some shoe coverings and hop inside. “They kind...

How does a biopharmaceutical executive from Verona end up becoming Cincinnati’s sole purveyor of luxury Italian kitchens? Good question. For Agostino Fede, owner and founder of NOLI, it went something like this: After retiring from corporate life, Fede moved to New York City, where he began, as he puts it, a sort of grand “rewiring.” The question,...

Ernesto Nathan Rogers used to say that “the corpses of architecture remain unburied”. And this is what has happened to many residential projects in the Italian suburbs which, by offering the poorest members of society housing worthy of being called “home”, testify to a desire to redeem society from poverty and discrimination. As early as the time o...

The Embassy of Italy and Italian Cultural Institute in Washington, under the patronage of the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, present the exhibition 3CODESIGN | 3Rs: Reduce Recycle Reuse, dedicated to the relationship between design and sustainability. Curated by architect Silvana Annicchiarico, the exhibition aim...

Born in Milan in 1931 – and died in New York in 2014, after a lifetime spent in the USA with his wife Lella, an architect – the designer made graphics and typeface research among the pillars of good design.  Thus – by means of a website and an Instagram profile launched on 10 January 2022 (the designer’s birthday) – Vignelli90 wanted to celebrate M...

Tucked away on Greene Street in Lower Manhattan is a storefront whose late-19th century cast-iron facade—complete with ornate Corinthian columns drenched in a rich cream color—juxtaposes against bold, red branding. This cohesion of contemporary design and historic architecture serves as the backdrop for Italian lighting brand Foscarini’s flagship N...