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...

When: Thursday, May 19 at 6pm CT - Register for the online Webinar at this link. Delimiting, separating, excluding, and isolating—at times architectural structures have implicitly reinforced the nature/culture divide that has not only defined our daily activities but that has also shaped our anthropocentric conception. This lecture focuses on selec...

After his ateliers in Pietrasanta (Italy) and Casa de Campo (Dominican Republic), sculptor Jo Endoro is ready to land in the USA. The inauguration of AM House art gallery (257 Giralda Ave, Coral Gables) is scheduled for April 30th, 2022. For the Italian artist, who has been active in Europe, South America, and the USA, this is an important recognit...

New York’s newest day spa is now open to the public on Governors Island — with a level of decadence its former inhabitants could only dream of. The island’s abandoned Army barracks and officers’ family quarters were transformed into the new spa, dubbed QC NY, by CEO Andrea Quadrio Curzio. His 74,000-square-foot wellness palace cost an eye-popping $...

When the pandemic arrived in 2020, Roberto Visani didn't just hole up with a new puppy or sourdough starter. He got to work on an art project that would span 19th-century history and 21st-century design technology. Over the next two years, the Brooklyn-based artist created a collection of sculptures that is nothing short of remarkable, both aesthet...

The Consulate of Italy in Detroit hosted Italian Design Day 2022 on Monday, March 28, in The Firehouse in Detroit’s Corktown neighborhood. The event highlighted Italian luxury brands and made in Italy designs as well as featuring a presentation by renowned Italian architect Roberto Palomba. During Palomba’s presentation, a craftsman demonstrated ho...

Today’s tales and the tones with which Pier Paolo Calzolari narrates his art enable the fresh and remarkable landmarks of his outstanding career, in both Europe and North America.  Until April 23rd, Marianne Boesky Gallery is hosting the exhibition Painting as a Butterfly, the artist’s first solo show in the United States since 2017. This exhibitio...

“The pleasure of cooking, of taking care of oneself and others at the table is a social act.” This is the manifesto sentence structuring the exhibition itinerary of the new exhibition “GUSTO! Italians at the table. 1970-2050” at the M9 museum in Mestre. Curated by Massimo Montanari – professor of Food History at the University of Bologna and founde...

The Cleveland Museum of Art presents “Alberto Giacometti: Toward the Ultimate Figure,” a new exhibit open now until June 12, 2022 in The Kelvin and Eleanor Smith Foundation Exhibition Hall.  Co-organized by the Fondation Giacometti in Paris and the Cleveland Museum of Art, “Alberto Giacometti: Toward the Ultimate Figure” illuminates Alberto Giacome...