Design

PiazzadiSpagna9: a refined and multifaceted residence at the heart of Rome

Piazza di Spagna is one of the most iconic places in Rome and one of the most fascinating sites in the world. Here, on...

PalermoUno: “please touch and take me with you”

The PalermoUno gallery, located in Milan’s Brera district, is organized like a perfectly normal apartment by owner Sophie Wannenes, who is an interior decorator...

Palm Suite: eclectic luxury just a stone’s throw from the Colosseum

The Palm Suite hotel, the latest creation by Manfredi Fine Hotels Collection, is located inside a wonderful 18th-century building that faces the Basilica of...

Condominio Monti: as glam as a hotel, as cozy as a home

Welcome to Rome’s city center, where new boutique hotel Condominio Monti recently opened in the Monti district, a stone’s throw from the Colosseum and Imperial...

The Fiat 1100C Spider Car by Pietro Frua

This magnificent two-seater sports car is a masterpiece by one of the most talented and prolific automotive designers in the 20th century: Pietro Frua....

In homage to Alessandro Mendini (1931-2019)

On 18 February 2019, Alessandro Mendini died in his hometown Milan, at the age of 87. One of the greatest innovators in Italian design,...

Glories of the past in Antonia Sautter’s imaginative world

Antonia Sautter’s atelier – at the very heart of Venice, near Piazza San Marco – is a slice of pure charm. It is a...

Design takes center stage, at Como’s Teatro Sociale

Starting tomorrow and until September 23rd 2018, the Teatro Sociale in Como will present Lake Como Design Fair, offering a snapshot of contemporary design...

The mysteries of Casa Mollino

Carlo Mollino (1805-1973) – an eclectic architect and designer we have already featured more than once – designed various private homes in his hometown...

Savona 18 Suites, popular housing reinvented by Aldo Cibic

Once upon a time, Milan built popular housing around central courtyards, known as case di ringhiera because of the long balconies that ran the...

The Olivetti Summa 19: the last mechanical calculator

The Olivetti Summa 19 calculator was designed between 1969 and 1970 by Ettore Sottsass and Hans von Klier. It was 28 by 20 by 10...

Pasticceria Marchesi on Via Monte Napoleone

“Everything at Marchesi should be praised, but in particular the low panettoni, the delicious croissants that remind one of Vienna and the pretty boxes,...

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Rococo luxury at the Palazzina di Caccia of Stupinigi

The Palazzina di Caccia of Stupinigi, near Turin, was designed by Filippo Juvarra and built in 1729; between the 18th and 19th...

Pietro Piffetti: the king of fine cabinetry

by Barbara Palladino His creations sum up every magnificence of 18th-century Baroque style: Pietro Piffetti was one of the most famous and...

Gabinetto del Segreto Maneggio degli Affari di Stato: a triumph of decorative art

by Barbara Palladino Inside Turin’s Royal Palace is one of the gems of 18th-century Baroque art: the Gabinetto del Segreto Maneggio degli...

Antonio Stradivari: the legend and myth of perfect sound

by Barbara Palladino The Stradivarius violin is renowned as the perfect musical instrument. Playing one is a dream come true for any...