The world of tidily ordered forms is a convenient fantasy. The real world gloops and glops. Here and there, it bulges. It sags. It was once considered modern to architect this chaos into order, to machine the wet muck of existence into clean lines and hard edges. That is not the modern of Gaetano Pesce, the Italian-born industrial designer–artist–a...

Join us at Magazzino Italian Art for a day of presentations and conversations in conjunction with Nivola: Sandscapes, a special exhibition, open until January 10, 2022, that features work by Sardinian artist Costantino Nivola, with a focus on his original sandcasting technique.  The program will take place from 2:00–5:00 p.m. in Gallery 8 and will...

As the pandemic ground the usual glitz and glamour of the fashion industry to a halt, even designers Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana got tired of looking at the same old furnishings in their homes. Pivoting their attention to decor, the duo produced what must be some of the boldest and most cheerful home objects ever created. Unveiled at their A...

An Akron sculptor is earning new recognition for his role in creating eight iconic statues on Cleveland’s skyline. In the early 1930s, Italian immigrant Cory Fiocca helped carve the Guardians of Traffic on the Lorain-Carnegie Bridge, now known as Hope Memorial Bridge. The 43-foot art-deco figures, sculpted out of Berean sandstone on the bridge’s fo...

Michelangelo, the artist symbol of the Renaissance, is famous mainly for his work on the Sistine Chapel (ceiling and Last Judgement), and for the sculptures of La Pietà and the David. Michelangelo thought of himself primarily as a sculptor. And if you wish to delve deeper into the life and work of a genius whose art has influenced Western culture g...

The exhibit, curated by the 2021 Italian Design Ambassador in Los Angeles Mattia Biagi, explores the iconic creations by Italian designers and design companies. Bringing Italian design and culture to a wide public has always been one of Biagi’s goals since he moved to Los Angeles 18 years ago. His aim with this show is to take the observer on a voy...

Cominciamo con il definire quello che non è. Zanotta House New York non è uno showroom, non è un negozio né tantomeno un luogo tradizionale di vendita. Non è neanche un boutique apartment, che già rappresenta un’evoluzione in chiave esclusiva del concetto di esposizione. In questa costruzione di mattoni nel Lower West Side di Manhattan, al numero 2...

Premier Italian motorcycle manufacturer Ducati has opened its newest North American dealership with a showroom and service center in Fort Collins, Colorado. Local VIPs, business leaders, and Ducati enthusiasts were in attendance for a ribbon-cutting ceremony this past Friday, which also included an appearance by Ducati North America CEO Jason Chinn...

The Italy-America Chamber of Commerce (IACC) is pleased to announce that it has recently signed a partnership agreement with Confindustria FEDERORAFI, Italy’s national federation of goldsmiths, silversmiths and jewelry manufacturers, to support FEDERORAFI and its more than 500 member companies in their commercial expansion and promotion on the Nort...

The V12 engine has traditionally been the reserve of Italian supercars, and especially those who wear the mark of the raging bull, and it's Lamborghini who is fighting for its very survival it would seem. As the automotive world head towards an all-electric future, some brands are still clinging to the internal combustion engine, and as we've seen...