The promotion of territories represents an extremely topical phenomenon. In an increasingly intense and organized manner, Cities and Regions are promoting their own excellence, values, and identity. This is a trend in which Design is of central importance, both in the form of Process Design, for the creation of dissemination campaigns, and in the f...

The Italian Design scene is characterized by the significant presence of an extremely peculiar type of company, which in other countries is found considerably more sporadically and marginally. We are talking about companies, usually of great prestige and limited size, strongly linked to a family strain, able to compete successfully in a market incr...

In La Spezia, Liguria, a marriage of great significance is being celebrated between two excellences of Italian Design: Pininfarina and De Simoni. Pininfarina, a historical signature of our Design, has a long and authoritative history of projects in Nautica. The Turin-based company over the years has developed collaborations with shipyards such as B...

The Salone del Mobile in Milan represents an event of global significance, a prestigious international showcase for the Design industry. The 2023 edition, held on April 18-23, was a great success and saw an extraordinary effervescence of initiatives, with hundreds of events between Business and Art, Design and Culture. Let’s take for example, among...

Design has always been a princely ambassador of Made in Italy. Companies in our country for decades through Design have been transmitting, everywhere in the World, a modern and exciting concept of Italian-ness. Design is also a phenomenon undergoing rapid and profound transformation, which sees at the same time its use spreading and the breadth of...

"Lezioni Americane. Sei proposte per il prossimo millennio" is a book taken from a series of lectures that Italo Calvino prepared in 1985 in view of six lectures to be held at Harvard University as part of the prestigious "Poetry Lectures" in honor of Charles Eliot Norton. Lightness, Exactness Multiplicity. Three of his six lectures are exactly the...

With their skill they have enchanted a Sardinian, the Alghero designer Antonio Marras, who for his showroom in Milan in Via Cola di Rienzo, wanted a scenic fountain 15 meters long and 4 meters high, with 100 goldfish and sentinel statues, totemic figures inspired by the Sardinian territory. The materials? Strictly ferrous, but thanks to skilled han...

Antique ivory and tortoiseshell coin cabinets, huge neoclassical mirrors and nineteenth-century vases from the Trapani tradition, Liberty pieces, trumeau, baccarat crystals, cavet de liqueur, English cabinets and jewels. Then he, the design.  This is Mercanteinfiera à la carte, the appointment of Fiere di Parma first announced, then postponed, susp...

In 2019 at the Salone del Mobile was presented Pinocchio, a Murano blown glass vase with the strong features of the well-known character of Carlo Collodi, created by Italian designer Giulio Iacchetti for Internoitaliano. It is a tribute to one of the most representative icons of the Italian spirit in the world that has its strong point in the nose,...

Cesare Colombo (aka, Joe), whose death marks 50 years this year, was one of the great Italian geniuses of the second half of the twentieth century, although Wikipedia insists on defining him as "simply" an architect and designer. Someone has rightly called him the James Dean of Italian design for his life, short but intense (he died of cardiac arre...