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 Nando Amabile   My mother's father, Antonio Scola, left Montecorice, Salerno in 1881, a seventeen year old seeking his fortune as a silk dyer in Paterson, New Jersey. Blessed with an unerring eye for color and a strong work ethic, he early on became the boss dyer at one of Paterson's major silk mills, a position he held for fourteen years...

The Simeone Automotive Museum's April 12th Demonstration Day will be a tribute to the most recognized automotive marque in the world: Ferrari. The red cars from Maranello achieved this recognition largely from their success on the racetrack. There will be a talk about the history of Ferrari, and six outstanding examples of the greatest Ferrari rac...

Italy is known for its art. There's Michaelangelo's David. And the Ferrari 250GTO. The Trevi Fountain. And the Alfa Romeo Junior Zagato.   The sculpted arches of the Roman Coliseum. And the sculpted lines of the Lamborghini Muira. Perhaps the Italian passion for art is the reason that so many designers in such a small nation produced so ma...

For some, the allure of the Maserati Ghibli is its sleek design and luxurious feel. For others, it's the fine Italian leather interior, Ferrari engine and Brembo brakes. But for many, it's simply the "basso profundo," as Italians like to call the car's rumbling. The resounding tone is present no matter how fast the luxury car is going. &...

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...

It's a brand known for high fashion style and elegance all under the leadership of the man who created it – Giorgio Armani. Fifteen years ago the Italian designer turned to home design, creating interiors for buildings in Dubai and Milan. For the first time ever, in the U.S., Giorgio Armani showed off his home style at Residences by Arman...

by Jay Ramey   If you consider yourself a fan of Italian cars, then you can't miss the upcoming Tutto Italiano classic car show in the Boston area. The Larz Anderson Auto Museum is set to host its single most popular annual lawn event this weekend, and hundreds of Italian cars from Fiats to Ferraris are expected to come out.   Over th...

The Italian fashion house MISSONI known for its colorful knitwear designs, began successfully making a name for itself in furniture. Now, MISSONI makes its first foray into tableware to expand their Home division.   Rosita Missoni founded the MISSONI fashion house with her husband Ottavio in 1953. In 1997, she passed on the fashion side of t...