It all began in 1968. Ferrari had sent Pininfarina two chassis of the 25 built for the type approval of the Ferrari 512 S. The chassis had remained unsold, and were sent to Turin to be used to develop a couple of prototypes for a possible future production. One was handed over to Filippo Sapino, my colleague from the style team who at the time was...

Iconic Italian design brand Alessi is celebrating its centennial with an exhibition titled, Alessi 100-001, curated as an exploration of the company's past, present and future. Staged inside Milan's Galleria Manzoni, the exhibition is creatively separated into two segments, as indicated by the name Alessi 100-001: the 100 represents the company's p...

The Parmigiano Reggiano Design Challenge 2022 is a competition inviting professional designers and design students to submit products at the intersection of food and design. This is the second year that the Parmigiano Reggiano Consortium presented this event with the support of iconic Italian design brand Alessi Inc., and in collaboration with Kart...

She's still got it. Gallery owner Rossana Orlandi, one of the key figures of today’s design scene, has been awarded the Compasso d'Oro, a recognition of the many accomplishments of her long career. ‘Rossana Orlandi is many things, but above all she is enthusiastic in her curiosity and passionate in the ways that she looks at things. She has a gaze...

In the elegant, open space of the showroom in New York, the artist and gallerist Ralph Pucci creates prestigious pieces of furniture: tables, chairs, armchairs, desks, armoires and dressers, lighting, glassware, sculptures, paintings and graphics, with originality in shapes and in colors. In his showrooms, also located in Miami and Los Angeles, are...

In an attempt to field test the revolutionary electric charging method of dynamic induction, the Italian-American conglomerate Stellantis N.V. recently created the “Arena Del Futuro” test track. The company stated that this radically new pilot test track has been built by A35 Brebemi, the direct motorway link between Brescia and Milan, in collabora...

One of the masterpieces designed by the renowned 20th century Venetian architect, Carlo Scarpa (1906-1978), can be found in Campo San Sebastiano. Next door to the 15th century church decorated with treasures by Renaissance artist Paolo Veronese, Scarpa transformed the former convent of San Sebastiano into the contemporary home of the Faculty of Lit...

Italian design brand Alessi has marked its centenary year with a Milan design week show where special-edition products are presented in settings that include a staircase covered in toilet rolls and a curling pitch. Staged inside Milan's Galleria Manzoni, the Alessi 100 – 001 exhibition celebrates the values that have come to define the brand over i...

Stefano Boeri, the prominent Italian architect known internationally for Milan's Vertical Forest building, has designed a park bench aimed at providing shelter for the homeless. The Milanese architect presented his innovative design at the FuoriSalone 2022 during Milan Design Week which concluded in recent days. In addition to its regular function...

Dopo Olanda e Cina il progetto di networking di Altagamma si amplia negli USA con il lancio dell’Altagamma Club New York, che ha come obiettivo promuovere la creatività, l’eccellenza, la qualità e lo stile di vita dell’Italia negli Stati Uniti, mercato di riferimento per l’alto di gamma italiano. Il primo incontro del Club di Altagamma a New York è...