Ferrari will gradually restart operations at its Italian factories in Maranello and Modena on May 4 when the country starts to lift certain coronavirus lockdown restrictions, The New York Times reports. The two factories located in Italy’s northern Emilia-Romagna region have been closed since mid-March when the nation froze manufacturing activities...

Confindustria Ceramica (the Italian Association of Ceramics) and the Italian Trade Agency are proud to announce the winners of the 2020 Ceramics of Italy Tile Competition.  After reviewing a record number of outstanding projects from all across North America, the international jury of design experts selected four winners and three honorable mention...

Alfa Romeo has been in business for 110 years and for about 106 of those years, it didn't need an SUV. That all changed as luxury 'utes took over the world and compelled parent Fiat Chrysler Automobiles to steer the legend toward a suburban people-hauler. Or not, as the Stelvio I drove in its original iteration back in 2018, while fine at hauling p...

Such is the love that Bill Brockschmidt and Richard Dragisic feel for Sicily that they did a 23andMe test to see if either had Italian blood—only to find that they didn’t. Brockschmidt hails from Virginia, while his husband Dragisic is from West Texas. Both trained as architects (Brockschmidt is a partner in the ED A-List firm Brockschmidt & Colema...

During my time in New York City I had the pleasure to meet a talented Italian creative, Giorgia Brugnoli – or, as her friends call her, Giorgia B. Born in Rome but currently based in Brooklyn, she’s a multidisciplinary artist specializing in illustration, art direction and design.  Being born and raised in Italy, Giorgia was lucky enough to be expo...

As artists increasingly face lost income due to cancelled commissions and exhibitions due to the coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic, the Magazzino Italian Art Foundation in Cold Spring, New York, is asking eight Italian artists to create a work new work that will be unveiled at the end of May. The idea for the curatorial project was born from “the abs...

Samuel Amoia’s meteoric rise in the design world is one of those “only in New York” stories, one where raw talent, hard work, and sheer luck come together serendipitously. A decade ago, at a party at the Top of the Standard (a boîte then, and now, frequented by tout le monde), the former model met Stephen Sills and managed to parlay his way into an...

Architects have turned to shipping containers to make everything from pop-up shops to co-working spaces, and even teetering towers of student housing. But now the humble corrugated steel box might have found one of its most useful reincarnations yet, in the hands of an international network of architects and engineers who have come together to conv...

Italian architect Antonio Citterio has opened the doors to the first residence at Arte, his first US building. The 12 storey residential building in the shape of an abstract pagoda brings 16 new residences to the sought-after oceanfront location. Inspired by Miami Beach’s 1930s modern architectural heritage, the majestic building is layered with te...

Luxury branded residences are becoming increasingly prevalent in the world’s most sophisticated urban areas. While a beautiful home in a coveted enclave is still a status symbol, discerning buyers are increasingly seeking out the additional sense of prestige that accompanies ownership of a branded residence. Hundreds exist worldwide, most in Asia a...