By William Grimes Lella Vignelli, a designer who, with her husband, Massimo Vignelli, introduced a spare, elegant style to a wide range of products and corporate brands, attracting an international clientele, died on Dec. 22 at her home in Manhattan. She was 82. The cause was dementia, her son, Luca, said.   Ms. Vignelli, an architect...

Blending Italian craftsmanship, 1950s style, modern electrical technology and an architectural eye, the SMEG line of small appliances brings a delightfully refreshing atmosphere to the kitchen. A collaboration between Matteo Bazzicalupo and Raffaella Mangiarotti of deepdesign and SMEG (the translation of the Italian acronym is 'Metal Enamellin...

Bisogna arrivare alla terza generazione, neanche così lontano, per vedere realizzato in pieno il sogno americano. Quello di un pastore pugliese che arriva, come tanti, agli inizi del Novecento, analfabeta e povero, con l'iconografica valigia di cartone.   Tre generazioni segnano il traguardo verso il successo, il riscatto di un rischio: aver...

This Spring, a group of accomplished Italians architects, artists, designers, and tech wizards set up shop at the center the International Contemporary Furniture Fair in New York. Known collectively as Made IT, they debuted their first-ever collection, a handful of sleek, progressive items, crafted with the intention to marry centuries of Italian d...

by Bill Esler   Following successful multi-unit cabinetry projects in Florida, cabinetry and architectural woodwork firm Italkraft Mid Altantic Llc is opening a Houston office to supply two projects under construction there. The operation is expected to open in the fall.   Raul J. Gutierrez and Alex Xakoustis founded Italkraft, based...

In 1954, the Olivetti Store opened on New York's Fifth Avenue – the center of the world's wealth and business world at the time, especially in the stretch between 34th and 59th Street. For the United States, 1954 was a year of important achievements. The country was at the international helm of technological innovation, and saw the first color...

Il design brianzolo va in mostra negli Stati Uniti, a Denver. E lo fa in maniera virtuale. L'American Instutute of Architects, l'associazione di Washington che riunisce 81 mila architetti statunitensi, ha infatti invitato l'Italian Furniture Design e la Camera di Commercio di Monza e Brianza a partecipare ad 'Aia Virtual Expo 2013', un evento virt...

Today, leading home furnishings destination Crate and Barrel, announces the debut of its partnership with renowned Italian designer, architect, art director and interior designer Paola Navone.   The first of three planned collections designed by Paola Navone, exclusively for Crate and Barrel, will consist of more than 140 items across multip...

  WTI Magazine #65    2015 July, 24Author : Living Adamis      Translation by:   Nude look for the new version of one of the top sellers of the Modoluce suspension catalog, characterized by baroque opulence, which is interpreted with unprecedented lightness. Everything in sight for Florinda Desnuda that, totally stripped of the coating in pleate...

The organization of Grafitalia and Converflex is now proceeding at full steam in view of the upcoming edition of the two exhibitions, part of the great event taking place in 2015 at Fieramilano.   The presidency of the two exhibitions was confirmed to Vincenzo Boccia for Grafitalia and Simona Michelotti for Converflex - two prominent preside...