The new episode of Italian Innovators is a profile of GUCCIO GUCCI, founder of the Gucci brand in 1921. Here you will find what is missing in the “House of Gucci” movie, that is, the incredible story of a young Florentine who traveled to London in the late 19th century and found inspiration to start a luggage business in his native city. A century...

The new episode of "Italian innovators" is a profile of Emilio Pucci, aristocrat, sportsman, aviator, war spy, smuggler, politician, and world renowned fashion designer, who pioneered the project of Italian moda in the early 1950s, designed the style of dolce vita, and created one of the most iconic brands in the 20th century. His unique approach t...

The new episode of the show is a profile of Elsa Peretti, Italy’s greatest jewel designer in the 20th century. Starting from her adventurous life journey (as she moved from modeling to jewelry design, art restoration, and philanthropy), I explore the formation of her unique style, analyze the masterpieces she created during her decade-long tenure a...

Dear Friends of Italian Innovators, I begin the 5th season of the show with a new episode dedicated to the Neapolitan entrepreneur Nicola Romeo, who gave his name and vision to the car company Alfa Romeo and spearheaded the project of bringing car manufacturing to the South of Italy (an idea that would find expression only after his death, in the p...

Dear Friends of Italian Innovators, on June 24, 2022, I had the honor of being the closing speaker at the Superyacht Design Festival, organized in Milan by the Boat International Media Company. My presentation, entitled The Italian Way. What Makes Italian Design Unique?, explored the cultural elements that lie behind the success of contemporary Ita...

The new episode of Italian Innovators is a fascinating conversation on Italian jewelry with Alberto Milani (entrepreneur & creator of the jewelry & lifestyle luxury brand Alberto Milani "a love affair with Italy", president of the Italy-America Chamber of Commerce of New York, and co-founder of Piazza Italia Market in New York City). We explored th...

The new episode of the show presents the profile of Carlo Riva, Italy’s most renowned shipbuilder in the 20th century, and author of the Aquarama (1962), which is still considered the best boat ever built. In the episode, I explore his career as both boatman and designer in a poetic dialogue with Dante Alighieri, who similarly saw boats as technica...

I often realize how much my love for Italy has greatly increased since We the Italians was born, and therefore from the moment I started to tell those who live in America about my country. I found that it doesn't just happen to me. Luca Cottini is a fantastic Italian who teaches at Villanova University, in Pennsylvania. He perfectly embodies all th...

Wednesday June 15th, 2022, 6:30 pm. Ethical Society, 906 Rittenhouse Square, Philadelphia, PA 19103. This event is FREE. Dear Friends, In collaboration with the Italian Consulate in Philadelphia, PI-Philly is happy to invite you to the “Art & Innovation Series.” Professor Luca Cottini will hold the first conversation: The Italian Renaissance & cont...

The new episode of Italian Innovators is dedicated to Uguccione Ranieri di Sorbello (1906-1969), pioneer of Italian studies in America, war hero, journalist and scholar. He was the mind behind the naming of the Verrazzano bridge in New York City and a major architect of Italy’s cultural Renaissance in the United States in the aftermath of WWII. His...