Alberto Arbasino’s writing style, as brisk and restless as it can be, would be of great help to recount the story of Italian autogrill. This tale would indeed be better narrated through the exuberant prose of its novel La Bella di Lodi, whose main character embarks in her agitated love transgressions precisely along highways and service areas. As a...

WEBINAR: Italian Design Day. Thursday, July 8, 2021. 4 p.m. CET / 9 a.m. CST / 7 a.m. PST. In celebration of Italian Design Day, the Italy America Chamber of Commerce South Central, with the support of the Consulate General of Italy, Houston, presents: “Italian Design in Texas: Stories of Success”. With an introduction and greetings from Consul Gen...

Wednesday July 7, 2021 @ 11:30am ET. Zoom Webinar. Event language: English. RSVP HERE. Now in its 5th year, Italian Design Day (IDD) was established to celebrate Italian design and creativity around the world. On this occasion, the network of Italian Embassies, Consulates, and Cultural Institutes organize a series of events, and this presentation l...

Italian Design Day 2021 The Future of Creativity: Design Itineraries between Italy and the USA Thursday July 8 2021, 11.30 CT The Italian Cultural Institute of Chicago, the Consulate General of Italy in Chicago, the Department of Architecture at the University of Florence, and the College of Architecture at Illinois Institute of Technology present...

My great uncle was a painter. Class 1918, the youngest of three, he had blond hair and the looks – I am told – of an old Hollywood actor. Left-handed and extraordinarily talented, he had always been an artist at heart: the earliest drawing of his we have at home dates back to 1931, when he was a teenager, but with the hand and the visual cognition...

Thursday, July 8, 2021 at 1:00 PM PDT. REGISTER HERE. ITALIAN DESIGN DAY IN THE US. A virtual master class by our design "ambassador" Chiara Alessi focusing on the history of eight objects that changed industrial design forever.The 5th edition of Italian Design Day (IDD) will take place in 100 cities all over the world. The theme chosen for this ed...

Heads up Bainbridge Islanders, famed Italian glass artist Lino Tagliapietra’s work is on display and available for purchase at a local small art studio run by his grandson, Jacopo Vecchiato. The showroom is an extension of the Seattle gallery Lino Tagliapietra Inc, of which Vecchiato has been president for nine years. Currently, space is only open...

With gentrification on the rise comes the not always aesthetically pleasing money-over-culture approach to L.A.’s historically rich and beautiful architecture. As a result, old craftsman homes and California bungalows are becoming contemporary buildings planted like markers of systemic racial inequalities within Los Angeles neighborhoods. However,...

So you think you know midcentury modern design? You may know heavy-hitters like Le Corbusier, Charles and Ray Eames, Eero Saarinen, Hans Wegner, and Arne Jacobsen, but how familiar are you with Gio Ponti, Achille Castiglioni, Carlo Scarpa, and Carlo Mollino? Though these midcentury Italian designers may not have the name recognition as some of thei...

With their skill they have enchanted a Sardinian, the Alghero designer Antonio Marras, who for his showroom in Milan in Via Cola di Rienzo, wanted a scenic fountain 15 meters long and 4 meters high, with 100 goldfish and sentinel statues, totemic figures inspired by the Sardinian territory. The materials? Strictly ferrous, but thanks to skilled han...