This week marked the opening of Fashion Panorama—The Italian New Wave at the Italian Cultural Institute in Los Angeles. Curated by the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Vogue Italia, the traveling exhibition explores contemporary Italian fashion through the lens of 10 boundary pushing, emerging designers. On the global stage Italy may very we...

As soon as you set foot in an Italian trattoria, there’s a good chance your gaze will lock with a showy, colorful, eye-catching rooster…just the way any rooster worth its salt would want. But this fellow is not looking for a fight; he’s just one example of Italy’s iconic and beloved ceramic rooster pitchers gracing tables and shop shelves all over...

Conceived as a dynamic space for interaction and creativity, the new Poltrona Frau flagship at 118 Madison Avenue embodies the design vision of AMDL CIRCLE, helmed by the architect Michele De Lucchi. Inside an Art Deco building from the early 1900s, the showroom is organized on three levels, for an impressive floorspace of over 1700 sqm, where clie...

Angela Caputi represents a case of particular interest in the Italian Design scene, placing herself in an ideal terrain between Fashion and Art. The Florentine designer and entrepreneur in 1975 left teaching and devoted herself full-time to the creation of highly innovative craftsmanship, characterized by strong originality and extreme quality. Her...

Following the tragic collapse of Baltimore‘s Francis Scott Key Bridge in March, a collaborative team has proposed a design for its replacement. The team comprises Carlo Ratti Associati — the architecture firm led by architect and MIT professor Carlo Ratti — WeBuild, an Italian construction group, and Michel Virlogeux, a French structural engineer....

Ferrero North America, part of the global sweet-packaged food company the Ferrero Group known for Keebler®, Butterfinger®, Nutella®, Kinder®, Tic Tac®, and other well-loved brands, today celebrated the opening of its first chocolate processing facility in North America and third globally. The 70,000 square foot expansion to Ferrero's manufacturing...

On Friday May 3, Istituto Marangoni Miami welcomed back Rocco Iannone to its campus. Since 2019, Iannone has spearheaded the creative content, design and image of Ferriar’s licensed apparel and accessories. Iannone took part in a conversation with the Institute's student body and community members during the Miami Grand Prix on his imagination for...

In a testament to Maria Manetti Shrem’s continuing commitment to the arts and education internationally, the “Maria Manetti Shrem Arts Renaissance” will be created at the University of California, Davis, with a pledge of more than $20 million to further the art patron’s longstanding philanthropic partnership with the university. Funding eight endow...

I recently read an article by Georgia Konidari on the blog World Wide Schooling about the biggest culture shocks Americans face in Europe, and it got me thinking about how these cultural differences play out in Italy. Needless to say, I wrote an article about it… Let’s go through ten European habits and things that Americans don’t quite get, and se...

Don’t be like everybody else heading to Polignano a Mare and Alberobello… unless you want the crowds to push you to the edges of your sanity. Instead, check out these 10 under-the-radar Puglian places; from cathedrals designed by modern and contemporary architects to a ghost town and a high-speed test track, this is where to find the eccentric side...