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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...

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...

Munari’s Falkland lamp: genius and stockings

Parodying the famous “Give me a lever and I shall move the world” traditionally attributed to Archimedes, Bruno Munari once said, “Give me four...

The Castiglioni brothers’ Arco lamp, a new concept of light

The Arco lamp, designed by Pier Giacomo and Achille Castiglioni in 1962 for Flos, is now an icon of Made in Italy. It also...

Artists’ homes in Civita di Bagnoregio

The idea was simple yet brilliant: renovate old abandoned apartments with a large dose of creativity. Unfortunately, there are plenty of empty houses in...

Fabrics and carpets by Gio Ponti

Gio Ponti’s creativity was limitless: over his long artistic career, the great Milanese architect and designer created designs and decorations even for textiles, fabrics...

The Autovox Linea 1: a TV from the Moon

In 1969, right after man first set foot on the Moon, the Autovox Linea 1 TV set launched on the Italian market. Some say that...

Ceramics by Galileo Chini, from Renaissance to Art Nouveau

In 1896, Florentine painter Galileo Chini (1873-1956) and some of his friends founded “Arte della Ceramica”. The factory – its logo featuring a pomegranate...

Corrado Cagli and Ceramiche Rometti

Ancona-born painter Corrado Cagli (1910-1976) started focusing on artistic ceramics in 1929, when he began a fruitful collaboration with Rometti, a company based in...

Flavio Poli and his aquarium of fine glasswork

Flavio Poli (1900-1984) was a great glass designer. Born in Chioggia (currently part of Venice’s metropolitan area), he was clearly influenced and fascinated by...

Italian chairs by Augusto Bozzi

Augusto Bozzi (1924-1982) indissolubly tied his name to the Saporiti brand when he started designing chairs and armchairs for the Lombard company in the...

Achille Castiglioni and Gibigiana, redirecting light

Light and electricity always fascinated Achille Castiglioni. With his brother Pier Giacomo (who died prematurely in 1968) he often designed lamps, some of which...

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Move To The Top takes you to the roof of the Dolomites

Author: Barbara PalladinoTranslation by Michelle Nebiolo On 4 July 2020, the cableway to Malga Ciapèla will re-open. Its short,...

Tenute La Montina, the realm of Franciacorta

Author: Barbara PalladinoTranslation by Michelle NebioloTenute La Montina is located in Monticelli Brusati (BS), in the north-east of Franciacorta, next to an ample...