Italian-born developer Ugo Colombo is the man behind Miami’s tallest condo tower, Brickell Flatiron. The 736-foot-high tower is also the tallest condominium south of New York City. Mr. Colombo, 58, began investing in Downtown Brickell—now a bustling urban center—in the 1990s, starting with the Bristol Tower and later the Santa Maria Tower. Since th...

Riguarda gli americani, però è sempre suggestivo immaginare l'ipotetico aspetto futuro di auto che portano nomi così prestigiosi come Alfa Romeo e Maserati. Il Gruppo FCA, sezione statunitense, ha organizzato un concorso di design per studenti delle scuole superiori americane. La competizione si chiama Drive for Design, il nome spiega tutto. La sfi...

As the field of science progressed throughout the Renaissance, it took an Italian, the first engineer, the famous Leonardo da Vinci, to think in concrete terms of an idea similar to that of modern era automobile. Then in 1769, Nicolas-Joseph Cugnot, a French engineer, invented the steam dray, a low, strong cart used for transporting heavy loads. Th...

Sara Ricciardi is a young designer, already recognised as one of the trailblazers of the Italian design. She was born in Benevento (Campania) where she grew up eating pomegranates and drawing on the walls: freedom characterised her childhood, as she recalls; freedom characterises her design, I add.  She completed her studies in Arts between three v...

Il 21 maggio dalle 10 alle 12 un gruppo di studenti americani che studiano italiano con il supporto dello IACE (Italian American Committee on education) andrà alla scoperta dei segreti della manualità, artigianalità, creatività e tecnologia del design italiano quale eccellenza nel mondo. L’iniziativa, durante la settimana del design a New York, è o...

The Chicago Athenaeum has named Italian architect and designer, Flavio Manzoni, as this year's Laureate of the American Prize for Design. Each year, The Prize is awarded to designers who have made a commitment to forward the principles of design excellence within the context of our contemporary society and who elevated design to a more a profound h...

Monday, May 20, 2019 from 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM. Italian Cultural Institute, 500 N Michigan Ave, Suite 1450, Chicago, IL. On the occasion of the 2nd edition of FARE CINEMA*, Creative and Digital Art Director and Production Designer Tiziana Amicuzi will give a lecture entitled, " Still Image Frame: Playing the Space, Inventing Worlds. Cinema, Performing...

Italian pastry chef Matteo Stucchi is proof that you should play with your food. Based in Monza, Italy, the 23-year-old creates delectable desserts and sugary-sweet treats with a twist—he adds comical, tiny toys to transform his homemade baked goods into inventive and imaginative miniature scenes. Clearly concerned with both the aesthetics and the...

Quentin Fiore, a graphic designer whose work helped magnify and popularize Marshall McLuhan’s maxim that “the medium is the message,” died on April 13 at a care facility in North Canaan, Conn. He was 99. Bianca Fiore La Porta, his daughter, said the cause was complications of bronchitis. Mr. Fiore spent much of his career doing conventional design...

From Leonardo da Vinci and Andrea Palladio, whose influence on art and architecture cannot be overstated, to Ettore Sottsass (buildings, furniture), Carlo Alessi (appliances and kitchenware), and Vitale Bramani (Vibram soles), it's axiomatic that Italian artists, artisans, designers, inventors and architects have the twin gifts of the eye and the h...