Design
Never Without a Smile | Interview with Illustrator Elena Xausa

Never Without a Smile | Interview with Illustrator Elena Xausa

Visit Elena Xausa’s online portfolio and you might notice something strange: her logo is moving. The hand-drawn set of slightly squinty googly eyes looks from side to side and blinks, as though happily contemplating the world beyond the computer. It’s the perfect introduction to a young Italian artist who is colorful, sweet but crazy, and...
Living With Mario Bellini | Paul Barbera x Discipline Design

Living With Mario Bellini | Paul Barbera x Discipline Design

In the studio with a renowned Italian architect Discipline is one of the most exciting Italian design brands to come on the scene recently, which is why we’ve featured their products before. Their latest project, however, isn’t for your home, but for your computer screen. Living With is a video series that shares the life...
Short Circuits on a Planetary Level | Interview with Italian Designer Stefano Mirti

Short Circuits on a Planetary Level | Interview with Italian Designer Stefano Mirti

  The Global Italian One year in the U.S., three years in Tokyo and ten years of traveling back and forth to Bangkok to visit his partner. Italian designer Stefano Mirti might be born and raised in Turin and work in Milan, but he is, without a doubt, an international designer. Even before he began...
Exercise Your Laziness  | Campeggi Italian Design

Exercise Your Laziness | Campeggi Italian Design

Design overload After all the hustle and bustle of Milan’s design week, from the Salone del Mobile (design fair) to Euroluce (lighting fair) and the Fuorisalone (design district events), you might feel a little tired. That’s the moment when you need to find the strength to reach for one last Italian design catalogue and take...
A Shot of Italian Design | 6 Delicious Italian Espresso Cups

A Shot of Italian Design | 6 Delicious Italian Espresso Cups

  When you wake up in the morning, when you’re having trouble getting through the middle of the workday, when you want to sit down and chat with a friend, espresso is there to give you a few sips of rich, roasted deliciousness. For a beverage that has such a hold on Italians and people...
Salone del Mobile 2013, Part 2 | Materials

Salone del Mobile 2013, Part 2 | Materials

Experiments in substance and style No matter what trends or colors might capture our attention, great furniture design depends on two elements: creativity and materials. Using their creativity designers select elements and decide how to manipulate them, whether it be through attempts to challenge the constraints of the material or embrace their unique properties. From...
Salone del Mobile 2013, Part 1 | Combination and Contrast

Salone del Mobile 2013, Part 1 | Combination and Contrast

  Milan’s Design Fair As cocktail hours disappear and designers pack up their bags, another year’s design week comes to an end in Milan.  Now that the Salone del Mobile 2013 is over, our Ganzo friend Antonella brings us her photos and thoughts on the highlights of the past week’s events. If there’s anything that...
Making the Donatella Chair | Haas Brothers x Versace Home

Making the Donatella Chair | Haas Brothers x Versace Home

The medusa as muse Since Donatella Versace comes from Italian fashion royalty, perhaps it’s only fitting that the new Versace Home collaboration with the Haas Brothers features a “futuristic throne” that honors the queen of Versace style herself.         Designed by LA-based designers Simon and Nikolai Haas, the Donatella Chair combines honeycombed...
Italian iPhone Cases | Top 6 Italian Designs

Italian iPhone Cases | Top 6 Italian Designs

  You love your smartphone and you can’t live without it.  You love Italian design and you can’t live without it.  Well, we thought why not combine the two?  After searching around a bit, we’ve put together our top 5 choices for iPhone cases by Italian designers.     APPLE iCAM –  ANTONIO DE ROSA |...
MORE LIGHT Ecodesign Bookshelf / Stool | Giorgio Caporaso Design

MORE LIGHT Ecodesign Bookshelf / Stool | Giorgio Caporaso Design

  Modularity and sustainability are the driving ideas behind Giorgio Caporaso’s Ecodesign Collection, but with the More Light Bookshelf these concepts translate into a good dose of fun as well. Each module of the More Light can be combined to create room dividers, bookshelves, consoles or anything else you can manage to come up with....
The Best Italians at the Geneva Auto Show 2013

The Best Italians at the Geneva Auto Show 2013

  This year’s Italian supercars The Geneva Auto Show 2013 ended this Sunday. As the leading European auto show, Geneva is when we get our first glimpse (officially at least) of what the next round of blazing fast Italian sports cars will look like. Design, precision and speed are the main features every year, but...
Totem Creatures | Luca Boscardin x Kidsonroof

Totem Creatures | Luca Boscardin x Kidsonroof

  Created by Italian designer Luca Boscardin, Totem Creatures is a collection of 4 fantasy creatures made from recycled cardboard and creativity.     Did you think toys were just for kids? Even an adult’s imagination can run wild with Totem Creature. Produced by Dutch Brand Kidsonroof, Luca Boscardin’s modular toy is meant to stimulate...