“Quello vero è uno solo”, recita il payoff che compare sotto il marchio del Parmigiano Reggiano. Lo stesso potremmo dire del design italiano, che dalla sua gloriosa affermazione, nella seconda metà del secolo scorso, ha fatto nascere prodotti straordinari a cui è seguita un’orda famelica di surrogati capaci solo di ricalcarli in peggio. Questa è la...

You likely have heard of Concorso Italiano, perhaps even attended the big annual celebration of all things Italian — especially cars and food — held on the Monterey Peninsula in mid-August. But did you know about the other Concorso Italiano, the one on the East Coast? In Salem, New Hampshire, Tuscan Village Salem hosts its own Concorso Italiano, an...

Luxury Italian coachbuilder ARES will make its North American retail debut with the opening of its flagship showroom in the upscale Miami Design District this week, marking a pivotal step for the automotive creator. Headquartered in the heart of the European supercar community in Modena, Italy, home to legendary automotive marques Ferrari, Maserati...

Charles Vincent Paterno, born Canio Paternò, August 4, 1878 – May 30, 1946, was an Italian-born American real estate uptown and Harlem developer. He was called the “Napoleon of the Manhattan Skyscraper Builders.” Life and career Born in Castelmezzano, in the Italian region of Basilicata, to Giovanni Paternò, a real estate businessman, and Carolina...

Center for Italian Studies at Stony Brook University Event Announcement: September 26, Sunday, 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. Robert D. Cess Concorso d’Eleganza XV Annual Celebration of Italian Vehicle Excellence and Beauty: A display of “art forms on wheels” as a means of illustrating one form of Italian culture.  Display vehicles will rally at Stony Brook Univ...

Nell’era in cui le immagini, più che le parole, vengono utilizzate come veicoli di messaggi ed idee, l’arte di strada, nata come forma di protesta negli anni ‘60, rappresenta più di altre un vettore istantaneo in grado di esprimere contenuti complessi in maniera immediata, divenendo un laboratorio di alfabetizzazione dei cittadini non solo alla cul...

Iconic Italian design brands Alessi, Poliform and Kartell, are sponsoring the Parmigiano Reggiano® Design Challenge and inviting professional designers and design students to submit their product concepts. The brief? To elevate the human experience through products that celebrate authenticity across the journey of enjoying a meal. The prize? A trip...

The celebrated Italian astrophysicist Margherita Hack will be honoured with a statue in Milan, to be unveiled on the centenary of her birth next year. The tribute to Hack, who died in 2013, will be Milan's first public statue dedicated to a woman. Behind the project is the Deloitte Foundation, in collaboration with Casa degli Artisti and with the s...

For the past four years, the Hudson Valley-based Magazzino Italian Art foundation has hosted a series of successful screenings as part of its Cinema in Piazza program. The series – which showcases both classic and contemporary Italian films to an appreciative audience of local art and film lovers – has become a fixture of Hudson Valley summer attra...

"Lezioni Americane. Sei proposte per il prossimo millennio" is a book taken from a series of lectures that Italo Calvino prepared in 1985 in view of six lectures to be held at Harvard University as part of the prestigious "Poetry Lectures" in honor of Charles Eliot Norton. Lightness, Exactness Multiplicity. Three of his six lectures are exactly the...