The history of the Memphis Group dates back to the 1980s but as time goes by, its echo lingers on and so does its following, particularly in terms of connections between Italy and Los Angeles. The innovative design and architecture group was founded in Milan in 1981 by renowned artist Ettore Sottsass, and remained active until 1988. Some people sti...

Univet Optical Technologies, Italy has selected RONCO to be their partner to bring award-winning protective eyewear line to North America.   Univet is an award-winning Italian designer and manufacturer of eye protection products for industrial, healthcare and laser markets. Univet has been recognized as the 2014 winner of European Frost and...

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...