Excluding computers and smartphones, which are now actually indispensable, there are other things that we find ourselves using every day - and often without paying too much attention to them - that writer and journalist Luigi Pintor defines as "timeless objects": scissors, buttons, shoelaces. And then there are the hangers (also known as "crutches"...

Who doesn't remember those ‘70s rooms wallpapered with geometric patterns, between delicate and faded, almost afraid to be noticed? Then all of a sudden you come across the wallpaper collection by Murals Wallpaper that transforms the stylized motifs of the most famous building on the Manhattan skyline, the Chrysler Building, into patterns. Or you c...

There is a lot of talk about borderline forms of expression, and in particular about contaminations between art and design. Piero Figura, Apulian by birth (from Brindisi to be exact) and Milanese by adoption, is one of the people who best interpret this desire to mix things up, not to conform to a predefined language, trying instead to wander in di...

If we were in normal times, in the afternoon we would be strolling through the galleries of Italian cities visiting the open exhibitions of the week and immersing ourselves in the somewhat artificial and decadent glam of openings and vernissages. But we have to stay at home and we put ourselves in the hands of the internet in an attempt to absorb o...

On September 9th, the winners of Italy’s most important design prize, the XXVI Compasso d’Oro Award, were announced in the brand new spaces of the ADI Design Museum in Milan (remember? We talked about that here).   For the ones who are not familiar with industrial design, the Compasso d’Oro is an important award that is assigned by the Industrial D...

What would happen if the most famous bottle in the world meets three creative minds? #DesignConnection, of course. Design Connection is a special project commissioned by Campari where its famous conical Campari Soda bottle has been reinterpreted in design objects by three young designers: Serena Confalonieri, Matteo Agati e Agustina Bottoni. Before...

Every year, when April comes around, Milan becomes the center of the design world thanks to the Salone Internazionale del Mobile and Fuorisalone, two of the most important events for the design addicted. Unfortunately, last April the Milan Design Week was cancelled due to Covid-19 but Fuorisalone found a new creative way to still offer its magic to...

A few weeks before the entire world stopped, the new ADI Design Museum was presented to the public in Milan. The project, born from a collaboration between the government, the Lombardy region, the municipality of Milan and ADI (Associazione per il Disegno Industriale), is located in a restored industrial building which was originally a Milanese tra...

During my time in New York City I had the pleasure to meet a talented Italian creative, Giorgia Brugnoli – or, as her friends call her, Giorgia B. Born in Rome but currently based in Brooklyn, she’s a multidisciplinary artist specializing in illustration, art direction and design.  Being born and raised in Italy, Giorgia was lucky enough to be expo...

While I was working at MoMA, Emmanuel Plat - Director of Merchandising at The Museum of Modern Art - introduced me to Fattobene. At that time, MoMA Design Store was launching the first-ever pop-up shop outside of Italy with them. As an Italian, it was such a honor to see design from our beautiful country celebrated in New York. But, what is Fattobe...