Renzo Piano designed one of high-tech architecture's seminal buildings – the Centre Pompidou. Continuing our high-tech architecture series, we profile the Italian architect who was a key figure in the largely British-led movement. Piano would tell you that he doesn't have a signature style, that he finds the idea of it inhibiting. He likes to treat...

Gio Ponti seems to encapsulate the phrase Dal cucchiaio alla città—"from the spoon to the city"—a saying first famously set in ink by the Italian architect Ernesto Rogers in 1933's The Athens Charter. Rogers’s quip, published thanks to Le Corbusier, described his particular cohort of Milanese architects active between the First and Second World War...

The legacy of Harry Bertoia, an iconic Italian artist who largely influenced the “modern” furniture movement of the 1950s, is being carried on through a St. George-based foundation in his honor. As the face of the Harry Bertoia Foundation, his daughter, Celia Bertoia, said that her father was much more than just a furniture designer. He was a jack-...

A broad, grassy field filled with a couple hundred Ferrari sports cars is an inspiring sight, especially under the blue skies of a warm Arizona day in November. The Ferrari Club of America held its annual international meet in Scottsdale, Arizona, this year, with tours, rallies, race track driving, get-togethers and its open-to-the-public Concours...

Hypersonalization has been a leading trend in the field of services, design, fashion and goods in general. Why is this happening now? Several reasons are contributing to this shift, and all seem to have been accelerated by social media and digital devices.  Empowered behavior, as consumers have a direct channel to express what, where, and when they...

Inspired by the iconic city of Rome, Ferrari designers say the new swooping, minimalist design of the Ferrari Roma pays homage to the carefree vibrant life of that city in the 1950s and ’60s. Believed to have been designed to compete with the Aston Martin Vantage & Mercedes AMG GT, the Roma encompasses Ferrari’s award-winning turbo V-8, with 611 ho...

As Ducati continues to grow in influence and importance within the global motorcycle industry, North America remains an integral market for the Italian brand. This international significance of North America was recently reflected during a private award ceremony at the Ducati Global Dealer Conference, which took place along the shores of the Adriat...

Dubai-based Studio EM have created a new concept for the internationally renowned and revered chef, Marco Pierre White. Emma Stinson, creative director and co-founder of Studio EM, says that the design for Marco’s New York Italian in the Fairmont Bab Al Bahar in Abu Dhabi is a nod to the bygone era of when going out for dinner was an event rather t...

Il Museo d’Arte Contemporanea di Roma ha ospitato con successo la tappa italiana della più grande coalizione creativa di videoarte del mondo, il Miami New Media Festival (MNMF). Così, in occasione della quarta edizione della settimana romana dedicata all’arte contemporanea, la Rome Art Week (RAW), dal 22 al 27 ottobre sono stati proiettati quattro...

The relationship between elegant loungewear and home furnishing has a special interaction. Home furnishing designers are often looking at consumer lifestyles to create something desirable and convenience for the home, while loungewear looks to product for innovations in materials and color. Trend forecasters often use product references in their mo...