The organization of Grafitalia and Converflex is now proceeding at full steam in view of the upcoming edition of the two exhibitions, part of the great event taking place in 2015 at Fieramilano.   The presidency of the two exhibitions was confirmed to Vincenzo Boccia for Grafitalia and Simona Michelotti for Converflex - two prominent preside...

One of the protagonists of Expo 2015 is certainly architecture as a genre and its remarkable impact. Visitors passionate about it, should start their tour from the Zero Pavilion, where a 5 thousand squared meters path leads the guests through a deep insight of the humanity food story, stressing the global right to food security.   A second s...

by Rob Bailey   Want to help jumpstart Staten Island's Italian Cultural Foundation? The weekend of Sept. 26-27, atop picturesque Grymes Hill, the landmark mansion known as Casa Belvedere presents Motori D'Italia — an Italian car show — a major highlight of its annual Festa D'Italia benefit.   Proceeds from "all facets of this sig...

The Italian Cultural Institute joined in celebrating the 8th annual SF Design Week with a satellite exhibit from the Museo Nazionale della Arti del XXI Secolo (MAXXI) called Piccolo Utopie, or Small Utopias.   Opening night at the Institute, Thursday, June 19, included a round-table panel that helped bring context to the buildings and instal...

If you're in the Northwest, don't miss the exhibition "Zoom: Italian Design and the Photography of Aldo and Marirosa Ballo" at the Bellvue Arts Museum (BAM) in Washington State. This gorgeous exhibition, which was organized by the Vitra Museum of Design in Germany and brought to Washington by Italian citizen Stefano Catalani the Director of Art, Cr...

Led by an installation by worldwide renowned designer Antonio Pio Saracino, EUART PANORAMA EUROPA debuts at Spectrum-Miami with a heart that pulses with Italian style.   Lithographs of Saracino's outstanding Hero inspired by Michelangelo's David and permanently installed with his Super Hero at Bryan Park in New York City, will cover a wall o...

By Elizabeth Adams   The 12th annual Keeneland Concours d'Elegance at Keeneland Race Course on July 18 will showcase a diverse array of exciting classic cars while raising funds to benefit Kentucky Children's Hospital.   Celebrating the 100th anniversary of famed Italian automaker Maserati, the featured marque for 2015, the event...

Per celebrare 10 anni di collaborazioni durature e l'impegno a portare il meglio del design contemporaneo a San Francisco, lo showroom DZINE ospita in questo mese il celebre architetto e designer Piero Lissoni in occasione della mostra "1:1 Piero Lissoni".   La mostra multimediale, che è stata inaugurata il primo settembre e durerà tre setti...

by Candace Carlisle   A Dallas senior living community will soon undergo a $36 million expansion and renovation to keep up with demand for senior living options in North Texas, which will showcase a Italian theme for residents. "When baby boomers today imagine their retirement, it's much different than what their parents or grandparents wan...

by Valerio Viale   Elena Manferdini, acclaimed architect and designer, grew up in Bologna, capital of the Emilia-Romagna Region in Italy. Somehow the urbanistic eclecticism and theatrical quality of the landscape, made of medieval towers as well as a vast web of porticoes, must have tickled Elena's imagination.   However, her upb...