Innalzare la qualità della vita attraverso l’uso di oggetti adatti allo scopo per il quale sono progettati e, nel contempo, riceverne gratificazioni estetiche sembra oggi un concetto obsoleto, ma sicuramente non lo era cent’anni fa quando il Bauhaus iniziò ad applicare tali principi alla produzione industriale. Ci ha ricordato l’importanza delle id...

Nonostante la situazione incerta dei mercati mondiali, nel primo semestre 2019 l’occhialeria italiana ha registrato un aumento dell’export del 7,4%. Secondo i dati relativi al periodo gennaio-giugno diffusi da Anfao-Associazione nazionale fabbricanti articoli ottici, il settore eyewear ha assistito a una buona performance internazionale con crescit...

In a world where supercar design seems to have gotten ever more angular, this new hypercar, from resurrected marque De Tomaso, is showing curves worthy of an alpine pass. The P72’s bubbly roof, headlamps and tail view feel almost cartoonish in shape, but get some interesting edge from its glittering copper wheels and other rosy-
hued metallic touch...

L'Istituto Italiano di Cultura collaborerà ancora una volta con Expo Chicago, una delle principali fiere d'arte internazionali che si terrà dal 16 al 22 settembre a Chicago, nello Stato americano dell’Illinois Alla sua ottava edizione, l'Esposizione Internazionale di Arte Contemporanea e Moderna di Chicago ospita oltre 135 importanti espositori int...

"When it comes to one of the most recurrent and debated topics of the architectural culture of the second half of the 20th century – i.e. the relationship between architecture and the city and its history – D'Olivo appears detached, not involved. It's almost as if he looks for professional opportunities only outside urban contexts, in non-historica...

Ferrari and Monza celebrated their 90th anniversaries in style on Wednesday with Formula One providing the icing on the cake with a new contract securing the Italian Grand Prix until at least 2024. The announcement was made to a sea of Ferrari ‘tifosi’ flooding Milan’s cathedral piazza for an event attended by world champions, team bosses past and...

Seeking to enhance the transit experience and improve the quality of existing architecture and functionality, the City of Miami Beach proposed to adopt a new bus shelter design for city commuters, with the City Commission unanimously selecting Pininfarina’s boundary-pushing concept design as the winning bid.A year later, Pininfarina receives the pr...

Two names that have made history in the motoring world, the Automobile Club d’Italia (ACI) and Scuderia Ferrari are getting together for two important anniversaries. In the afternoon of Wednesday 4 September, in Milan’s Piazza Duomo, ACI will celebrate the 90th Italian Grand Prix at the Autodromo Nazionale di Monza and, for the occasion, by special...

The New York City architecture, design, and planning firm of Montroy DeMarco Architecture (MDA) and Turin, Italy-based Isidoro Mastronardi of Studio aCd Architetti have completed the expansion of the U.S. headquarters office and showroom of the leading global coffee supplier and equipment manufacturer Lavazza, also based in Turin. Located at 120 Wa...

The revered and influential costume designer Piero Tosi, who died this month at the age of 92, was an alchemical genius whose fetishistic attention to period detail was matched by the perfectionism of the great directors with whom he collaborated—Visconti, Pasolini, Zeffirelli, and De Sica among them. “A giant has left us,” says Tony Award–winning...