There has been some impressive architecture in Rome in the last couple of decades. With so much else to see, contemporary buildings in Rome are often overlooked.  But a number of impressive new structures by world-known architects have been inaugurated in various parts of the city in the last three decades. All of them have caused controversy both...

Pedini Miami, a leader in luxury home interiors, is excited to announce the opening of a new showroom in 2022. The new store is located in Ft. Lauderdale and will officially mark the franchise's long-awaited expansion into the Broward market. The new Ft. Lauderdale showroom is being modeled after the success of the company's popular Coral Gables lo...

Concealed beneath the famous High Line in the heart of the Chelsea district on the west side of Manhattan, Lamborghini recently opened a newly minted private space and NYC flagship, the Lamborghini Lounge New York City.  The gallery style lounge boasting more than 500 square meters of floor space on two floors contains a variety of private rooms fo...

About 50 Italian classic cars, including Alfa Romeo’s, will converge on Angelina’s in Tottenville on Thursday, May 13. The free event is open to the public and serves as a welcome stop to the North American Alfa Romeo national ambassador Ofer Kedem.  Kedem will be driving his Alfa Giulia across the United States on a national tour, stopping to spea...

The Italian artist Marco Brambilla—the mind behind projects like Marina Abramovic’s opera, Seven Deaths of Maria Callas, and the video installation The Four Temperaments featuring Cate Blanchett—has engulfed Hudson Yards with a captivating preview of his forthcoming work Heaven’s Gate (2021). Fragments of the work, a satirical and hallucinogenic cr...

At the dedication of Taranto Cathedral in 1970, its 79-year-old architect, Gio Ponti, gave a speech. His words are not well remembered, but his family kept a recording of what preceded it: 10 minutes of applause, like “thunder”. This was a figure who, according to some anti-modernist mythologies, was supposed not to exist – a modern architect belov...

Colliers has secured a long-term lease for Italian furniture designer Rimadesio at 102 Madison Avenue in New York City. A retail team led by executive managing director Tom Citron along with associate Robin Dinkin represented the landlord, A. Ruth & Sons, in the transaction.  Rimadesio’s new store will occupy 6,204 s/f at the building with its oper...

There's a special kind of church in Uptown right now that has a congregation of just one.  "It's become a church space for me, yes it has," Mark Balma said. "It definitely feels like that now." Balma has created a church-like space for himself in Uptown, where he has rented a studio to work on his paintings. He spends hours there each day, bringing...

Stefano Porcini was born in the Province of Varese, a town poised midway between the natural beauty of the Alps and the metropolitan buzz of Milan, into a family that was passionate about culture, constantly surrounded by beauty: artists, architects, designers and humanists, among whom he spent his childhood and adolescence, experimenting with inno...

While American manufacturers often like to keep design development in-house, historically, they have had an affinity for collaborating with Italian companies for special projects. For one-off hand-built concept cars that require thousands of hours of detailed body sculpting, coach-builders such as Carrozzeria Ghia and Carrozzeria Pininfarina remain...