When: Wednesday, April 17, 2019 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM - Where: Italian Cultural Institute | 500 N Michigan Ave | Suite 1450 | Chicago IL A lecture by George Dodds, PhD, Alvin and Sally Beaman Professor at the University of Tennessee: “Today, more often than not, a building is an attention-seeking object that glorifies its owner and architect and...

This year, the 20th of March was not only the last day of Winter: it also celebrated the innovative beauty of Italian design around the world. The day, Italian Design Day 2019, endorsed by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, was part of a wider project created two years ago, that aims at promoting the idea of “vivere all’...

Contemporary Italian designer Antonio Citterio, the founder of Antonio Citterio Patricia Viel, works on some of the most luxurious projects across the globe with a team of eight partners and more than 90 employees in offices in Milan and New York. His architectural and interior design firm is hired by Rome-based jeweler-turned-hotelier Bulgari and...

"Dal cucchiaio alla città del futuro, sostenibilità e innovazione": questo il tema trattato il 19 marzo scorso dagli architetti Marco Piva e Chad Oppenheim all’Istituto Marangoni di Miami per celebrare l’Italian Design Day 2019. Di fronte a un pubblico di operatori del settore - designer, architetti e imprenditori edili locali – è intervenuto il co...

L’idea di una città sostenibile, attenta alle esigenze ambientali; un progetto di riforestazione metropolitana pronto a raccogliere la sfida del cambiamento climatico, vera emergenza del nostro tempo. È questa la concezione che sorregge il famoso “Bosco Verticale” dell’architetto e presidente della Triennale di Milano Stefano Boeri, un modello resi...

On the occasion of the exhibition Italian Types, on view at the Institute from March 21 to May 2, we present a special screening of Design is One. Lella & Massimo Vignelli, a documentary by Kathy Brew and Roberto Guerra. Co-director Kathy Brew will introduce the film and discuss the Vignellis in conversation with designer Jonathan Wajskol. Lella an...

The Association of American College and University Programs in Italy, in collaboration with the Embassy of Italy and the Italian Cultural Institute, are pleased to present the second edition of “Back from Italy”, a talk and exhibit featuring stories and works by young architecture students who spent a semester in Italy. For non-European architects...

Era il 1927 quando Fortunato Depero mise in valigia il suo Libro imbullonato, praticamente fresco di stampa, e insieme alla moglie Rosetta partì per Nuova York in cerca di fortuna (alcune fonti citano il 1928 come anno della partenza, ma poco cambia). Arrivato nella Grande Mela, Depero lavorò come pubblicitario, ebbe tra i clienti testate come il N...

Italian builder the Ferretti Group premiered its new flybridge yacht Riva 90 Argo on March 19 in Miami. This 27,4-metre yacht named after a ship from the Greek mythology, is set to be the next one from the group’s Riva Flybridge generation, featuring sleek design and large carbon fibre-framed windows. The vessel was developed in close collaboration...

Alessandro Mendini graduated as an architect but through his career he also worked as a designer, teacher and journalist. Mendini was born in Milan in 1931 and passed away last month, leaving behind a path of creativity in fields that, in spite of their differences, overlap. Along his long career he created graphics, furniture, interiors, paintings...