By Nick Kurczewski / New York Daily News   Diehard Italian car fans, your sofa has arrived!Miami-based MADinItaly is offering the 'Fiat 500 Collection,' which features sofas and tables based on the 1970s versions of this iconic Italian city-car.   Measuring about 52 inches wide, the Fiat 500 Panorama sofa is roughly 12 inches narrower...

By Mauro Battocchi If you were thinking about visiting Milan in 2015 for the Expo, you can get a taste of this remarkable city without leaving the Bay.   Before August 11th, swing by the Cannery (2801 Leavenworth) and check out the New Italian Design 2.0 Exhibition, which boasts intriguing design displays brought to the Bay by Milano's Trie...

Twice Light is a project Italian photographer Gianluca Vassallo conceived for New York Design Week 2015 when the well-known lighting brand invited him to participate to present its new showroom installation by architect and designer Ferruccio Laviani.   In the "SpOts" installation Ferruccio Laviani transforms Foscarini's Spazio Soho in New Y...

by Chiara Beghelli   Chefs, designers, magicians, architects, poets are among the professionals that work with their hands: one hundred of them have been selected by photographer Fabrizio Ferri for the book "One of 100," dedicated to Maserati Quattroporte Zegna Limited Edition cars, to describe the excellence of craftsmanship and the heritag...

Italian Cultural Institute of ChicagoTuesday, October 27, 2015 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM (CDT)Chicago, IL A conversation with Massimo Iosa Ghini, Mario Cuccinella and Aldo Cibic about their experiences and challenges in the application of sustainability of today. This event is presented in collaboration with the Italian Trade Agency, Confindust...

Italian design brand Arper has opened a New Yorkshowroom, following in the footsteps of other European brands setting up shop in the US. Arper – founded in 1989 in Italy – debuted its Manhattan store on 19 November in Soho, at 476 Broadway, near showrooms for Luceplan, Foscarini, Ingo Maurer and other leading design brands.   Encompassi...

By Shelby Hodge While interior designer Karen Pulaski officially launched her Tribute Goods luxe linen collection in New York last month, the Houston debut takes place with a trunk show on Wednesday and Thursday at Plush Home on Westheimer. Pulaski introduces her talents in hometown Houston with high praise from the NY Now Home Textiles Market tr...

Renowned photographer Joe Marvullo is widely recognized as a leader in the ever-changing realm of images and design. His styles were both highly charged with color dynamics in his well-concentrated studies of destinations and in his more subtle romantic atmospherics of moods with a feeling of place in exotic locales.   Born in the Bronx, in...

These days it is commonplace for design whipper- snappers to roll out books celebrating their latest interiors. But Mario Buatta, a premier American decorating talent who has been working since the late 1950s, has patiently waited until now to take the publishing plunge. "I wasn't looking for more business," the septuagenarian Prince of Chintz...

Between the 1930s and ’50s Italian watchmaker Officine Panerai was the official supplier of the Italian navy, creating expertly crafted timepieces with the utmost durability. Now, to celebrate its rich history, the brand has tapped esteemed Spanish designer Patricia Urquiola for a new store concept that riffs on both its Florentine origins and its...