One of the more interesting stories to come out of the 2019 Geneva Motor Show earlier this month was the potentially imminent revival of the DeTomaso Pantera. That would actually be a very good idea, and timely. The Ford V-8-engined Pantera is a classic design (from the American Tom Tjaarda, then working at Italian firm Ghia), and an exhilarating p...

Is there a country more fashion and beauty forward than Italy? Not only did they birth such legendary brands like Versace, Prada, Gucci and pretty much every other fashion house you’ve ever heard of, but The Italian Trade Commission, a division of the Italian Government, just teamed up with Cosmetica Italia to produce Beauty Made in Italy, a new pr...

Lane Construction, the US subsidiary of Italian contractor Salini Impregilo, has won a $524m contract to build the Caloosahatchee West Basin Storage Reservoir in southern Florida. Working on behalf of the South Florida Water Management District, Lane aims to reduce harmful emissions into the Caloosahatchee Estuary in Hendry County. Construction on...

Italian design in furniture, lighting, objects and more is renowned – but oddly has never received much recognition from Italy itself. That is about to change, because on April 9th the new Museum of Italian Design opens its doors to the public for the first time. Designed by Michele De Lucchi of the famed Memphis group, the showcase of design is lo...

Quando si parla dell’Umbria vengono in mente il bel paesaggio, il buon vivere e l’artigianalità e qualità delle produzioni, in particolare quelle del tessile-abbigliamento, vista la presenza di marchi come Brunello Cucinelli, Luisa Spagnoli, Fabiana Filippi, Lamberto Losani, Mastro Raphael, Ellesse o Alcantara. È per difendere quest’immagine di gra...

In Italy, no, the world, he had rock star status. Wearing his signature sweater, he would swoon presidents and popes. Sergio Marchionne was a visionary who saved Fiat and Chrysler, created the world’s 7th largest auto group, reintroduced Alfa Romeo back into the U.S., and brought the brand back into F1. And, in a private ceremony at the Geneva Moto...

The Art Stations project (Stazioni dell’Arte) entrusted the vision of the city’s public transit stations to contemporary artists and architects in order to bring art to people’s everyday lives. The dazzling Toledo underground station stands out among the bunch, and was even nominated as the most beautiful transit station in Europe. Each level of th...

One-off commissions for Ferrari’s most-valued customers tend to be rather special. They allow the designers and engineers involved to step outside the boundaries of a series production vehicle and produce something that transcends the need to cater to a broader audience. The P80/C you see here is the result of just such a project, one that started...

An upside-down figure on the porch of Danielle Gori-Montanelli’s home studio near Middlebury Union Middle School, gives you the idea that this neighborhood home might be a little different from the rest. And indeed it is. This is where Gori-Montanelli creates her “fanciful felt jewelry.” Walking into her first-floor studio, you’re greeted by eclect...

GIADA, an Italian luxury womenswear brand, will open its new flagship boutique and first North American location at The Heritage On The Garden, in Boston's Back Bay. The 4,300 SF boutique was designed by award-winning Italian architect and designer, Claudio Silvestrin. Known for creating serene and simple forms of architecture, Silvestrin's archite...