Robert Venturi, the American architect who, with his partner Denise Scott Brown, opened the door to postmodernism in the 1960s, has died at the age of 93. In a career that spanned seven decades, Venturi gave voice to what he described as the ‘complexity and contradiction’ inherent in late 20th-century culture and the ‘messy vitality’ of the modern...

Technology is more and more embedded in our lives, so much that the IoT (The Internet of things), namely all the devices we have connected or function connected to internet, will be soon called the IoE (The Internet of everything). This scenario sounds as intriguing as scary but it opens the opportunity for designers to create new products, with n...

Design: Vignelli: Graphics, Packaging, Architecture, Interiors, Furniture, Products. Book Presentation. October 23, 2018, 6:30 PM. Rizzoli Bookstore, 1133 Broadway, New York, NY 10010. Please join us for a conversation between Beatriz Cifuentes-Caballero and Debbie Millman to celebrate the publication of Design: Vignelli on Tuesday, October 23 at 6...

La Camera di Commercio Italiana di Chicago annuncia le opportunita' nei settori del mobile e complementi d'arredo in occasione della BIENNALE DI ARCHITETTURA DI CHICAGO - 19 Settembre 2019-5 Gennaio 2020 http://chicagoarchitecturebiennial.org/ Giunta alla terza edizione, la Biennale di Architettura di Chicago si svolgera' dal 19 Settembre 2019 al 5...

Continua il buon momento di Alfa Romeo negli Stati Uniti. La casa automobilistica del Biscione ha visto aumentare le sue immatricolazioni anche nel mese di settembre che si è da poco concluso. A differenza di quanto avvenuto in Italia dove le immatricolazioni il mese scorso hanno subito un vero e proprio crollo, negli USA le cose per il Biscione co...

The Niello Concours at Serrano is on Oct. 7. With almost 200 motor cars rolling onto the green, spanning over 100 years of automotive history, it will be a fantastic display of gorgeous exotics as well as many beautiful classics. This year’s theme is Festa Italiana, celebrating the Italian Marques.  The event is open to the public from 10 a.m. to 5...

Italian furniture brand DePadova has opened its first US showroom in New York City, where products are presented alongside items from its parent company Boffi and sister label MA/U Studio. The DePadova store spans 4,000 square feet (371 square metres) across the third floor of a historic building, which boasts high ceilings and large windows, on a...

Influential Renaissance-era architect Michelozzo di Bartolomeo Michelozzo was on the regular payroll of Cosimo de' Medici. This led to some of the best-known architectural work in Italy. One of Michelozzo's best-known accomplishments was a result of Medici commissions, with rival architect Brunelleschi losing out. Palazzo Medici Riccardi (pictured...

Johns Hopkins University has hired Italian architect Renzo Piano to design a building for its Homewood campus in Baltimore that will “reinvent the ancient Athenian agora for the 21st Century.” Hopkins commissioned the Renzo Piano Building Workshop of Genoa, Italy, to design a home for the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Agora Institute, an interdiscipl...

There is a something momentous happening within the curved and shrouded walls of Ferrari’s new Centro Stile (which sounds better than “design center,” its English translation). Historically the brand outsourced its interior and exterior design to celebrated companies like Pininfarina, Vignale and Zagato while it focused on the engines and platforms...