Expect to see some chef knives along with the fabric scissors at one of the world’s top fashion schools. Polimoda draws students from over 70 nations to Florence, Italy to study style and design for clothing — and now they are launching their first Food Styling course to impart those same skills to chefs plating their main courses. “There are amazi...

Literally, a caffè sospeso is a “pending” or “suspended” coffee … but what does it mean and what’s the story behind this habit popular in Naples and, today, also here and there in other parts of the country? First things first, let’s explain what it is: a caffè sospeso is the charitable habit of paying for coffees in advance, for people who may not...

Private equity firm Savory Fund has announced its 10th emerging brand investment — acquiring a majority interest stake in Joey Maggiore concept, The Sicilian Butcher. This is the second investment Savory Fund has made in a Maggiore brand, following the $20 million investment in Hash Kitchen in Nov. 2021. This time around, Savory Fund is allocating...

Flavio Manzoni, one of the world’s most visionary designers awarded America’s First Prize for Design by The Chicago Athenaeum and The European Centre for Architecture Art Design and Urban Studies, during the 2022 award ceremony of Global Design News. In conjunction with GOOD DESIGN® 2019, The Chicago Athenaeum has announced that the stellar Italian...

For a company or organization to survive for centuries, it needs to maintain a vision over time—and that’s exactly what material sciences firm Piana Technology has managed to do. Founded in the 1500s as an Italian textile mill, the family business has evolved to focus on developing a wide array of eco-friendly materials using their signature Vertic...

Fly down to Rome or any other beautiful Italian city, and you’ll discover how successful small cars are in the Bel Paese. To be fair, it’s difficult to fit an SUV on those narrow streets or find a reasonable spaced parking spot where you can park a large car. Necessity has pushed Europeans and mostly Italians to design and create some of the quirki...

Once remembered as the legendary home of rock and roll, punk, and dance, CBGB will now become a hub for the arts. The famed venue will be featuring the works of emerging Italian painter Leonardo Meoni in his first ever solo exhibit in New York City. Art gallery Amanatia was founded by two art world heirs: “Caio Twombly, grandson of Cy Twombly, and...

On 4 October, the MAM 2022 were awarded at the Teatro Litta in Milan, the best masters of art and craft in Italy. The winners of this fourth edition are 45 for excellent craftsmanship and 12 for the crafts of taste and hospitality. Alberto Cavalli, general director of the Fondazione Cologni and creator of the award, tells us who the 2022 winners ar...

The Ceramics of Italy Tile Competition is officially accepting submissions for the 2023 edition. Celebrating its 30th anniversary, the competition honors North American architects and designers whose projects highlight the technical and aesthetic benefits of Italian tile, with past winners including prestigious firms like Rockwell Group, Gow Hastin...

The first Battista pure-electric hyper GT cars crafted for clients in North America are delivered to new owners in October, marking another significant milestone for Italian luxury car brand Automobili Pininfarina. The first bespoke Battista is followed by the exclusive Battista Anniversario, which will also leave the Battista Atelier in Cambiano, ...