Some kids dream of becoming pilots of speed cars such as Ferrari, other kids, dream about designing them. I cannot say for sure that this is what Flavio Manzoni was dreaming of when he was a young boy living in Nuoro, Sardegna, but I like to think so. For sure, since a very young age Flavio’s taste was exposed and influenced by his father, an archi...

New York powerhouse gallery R & Company is known for its ability to balance a historical and contemporary focus. Its expertise of the midcentury modern Brazilian period is matched by its mastery of Postmodern design from the late 1960s through to the early 1980s. The multi-venue gallery is also recognized for its diverse roster of contemporary tale...

Downtown Miami’s hottest neighborhood celebrates a true architectural icon with the highly-anticipated Brickell Flatiron on track for completion this summer. Nestled in the heart of Brickell, this luxury sky oasis is set to revolutionize Miami’s iconic skyline. Developed by the visionary mastermind, Ugo Colombo and designed by Luis Revuelta, Bricke...

Luisa Cevese is a self-taught designer interested in both textile and art. Since1984 she has designed textiles for fashion and interior designers, textile firms and interior and accessories brands such as De Padova, Diego Della Valle, Dolce&Gabbana, Romeo Gigli, Hermès, Chanel, e Comme des Garçons. In 1996 she founded Luisa Cevese Riedizioni, the b...

Tuesday, June 25, 2019 | 6:30-8:30pm. Studio M, 10 Arkansas Street, #M, San Francisco. A Happy Hour for the Collaborative Creative. Hosted by Studio M in the garden with wine, music and a workshop. Organized by SF Design Week. Admission $10. Buy Tickets   Serena Clizia, architect, interior / furniture / consumer products & fashion designer, will pr...

Do you want to sip (or swill) rosé in a rosé garden this summer? Of course you do. So head to La Centrale, the Italian food hall at Brickell City Centre. And don’t forget to bring your cell phone, because you’re going to want to take photos. The Rosé Garden experience is part of the Summer in Italy promotion, so it’s only here for a few months. You...

And after spending some quality time with the Azimut|Benetti Group’s Vice Chair Giovanna Vitelli recently, I knew the Italian superyacht builder had big plans to celebrate the anniversary founding company by her father, Paolo Vitelli, 50 years ago. But it turns out, the exclusive gala dinner they threw recently at the Rainbow Room on the 65th floor...

Gucci is to fund a two-year 1.6 million euro restoration of the Tarpeian Rock, the cliff ancient Romans threw traitors off. The fashion house on Thursday unveiled the partnership with the Capitoline Superintendency, entitled 'Tarpeian Rock, Between Legend and Future'. It is the latest such partnership in the Eternal City, where Fendi funded the res...

What do Italian Cars have that American Automakers just don’t get? We had some experts weigh in on the differences between American cars and their Italian counterparts. Xtreme Xperience is a supercar driving experience that boasted one of the first Corvette C7 Stingrays available to the public. Yet its customers choose Lamborghinis and Ferraris ove...

The promotion of design through nationality is an established tradition. There have been great exhibitions stemming from critical viewpoints (one of the most recent ones, at the Design Museum of London, stating that “Designed in California is the new Made in Italy “). And the country-based groupages are very much alive at the Design Weeks around th...