Design
Creativity Unchained | Interview with Federico Mancosu

Creativity Unchained | Interview with Federico Mancosu

  Powered by creativity and social media How do you go from Italy to Hollywood without even taking a plane? If you’re Federico Mancosu you travel thanks to your creativity and the power of social media.  Even before Quentin Tarantino had a cast for his latest movie, Django Unchained, Federico had made a poster for...
PAESEMIO Graphic Pattern | Giulio Iacchetti

PAESEMIO Graphic Pattern | Giulio Iacchetti

  Sometimes home accents serve as more than just an ornament.  They can offer an experience, allowing you to recall a place, a time, or even just a feeling.     Imagine that you are back home from a fabulous holiday in a small Italian town. You’ll be probably feeling a bit nostalgic. You’ll probably...
Italian Skateboarder Cristina "la Kre" Vardanega Builds with Broken Boards

Italian Skateboarder Cristina “la Kre” Vardanega Builds with Broken Boards

    Cristina “la Kre” Vardanega is one of the few girls in the Italian skateboarding scene. Born  in 1983, she grew up in a small city in the countryside of Treviso. She had a happy and dynamic childhood, spending her time doing many sports and always drawing, demonstrating a dreaming and lively attitude. After high school...
Cordial Lamp | Nicolò Barlera

Cordial Lamp | Nicolò Barlera

  Winding up Italian lighting design   “Less is more.” The Italian designer Nicolò Barlera has captured this saying in the form of his Cordial Lamp: ten meters of electrical cord rolled around to give birth to a pendant lamp.     For the initial design, Barlera collaborated with designer Lorenzo Antonioni,  then he developed...
HIT Gallery Hong Kong | Fabio Novembre

HIT Gallery Hong Kong | Fabio Novembre

  Italian design hits Hong Kong     The HIT Gallery is a modern concept store that has just opened in Hong Kong with the goal of expressing the Italian spirit and lifestyle in a new retail space.     Once you’ve seen the oversized shelving shaped in human forms we’re betting you’ll be able...
Simone Madella | MOOBY Bike

Simone Madella | MOOBY Bike

An Italian bicycle concept       When the Mooby Bike by young Italian designer Simone Madella captures your attention you might at first have difficulty imagining riding a design that is still  so conceptual.  However, look through the sketches and you’ll start to imagine the concept turning into reality.     The Mooby is...
Ganzo Holiday Gift List by Giulia

Ganzo Holiday Gift List by Giulia

  In the second part of our annual holiday gift guide, Ganzo Italian gal Giulia brings you her picks for fun and smart presents.     COR SINE LABE DOLI – Primo Gold Bow Tie | $235 | This ceramic bow tie is the perfect modern twist on the most classic and iconic menswear accessory....
Ganzo Holiday Gift List by Sara

Ganzo Holiday Gift List by Sara

No matter what holiday you might celebrate, or even if you choose only to celebrate the beauty of everyday, the fact is that right now when it comes to gift giving you have plenty of choice. If you’re Ganzo, then you’ll be looking for the best gifts that will share your passion for original Italian...
The Cioccosofà Chocolate Sofa  | Diego Maria Gugliermetto

The Cioccosofà Chocolate Sofa | Diego Maria Gugliermetto

  It has been a hard day at work. Clients have been a pain. I haven’t even had time to take a break or grab a snack. Now that I’m home there’s only two things that could save this disaster of a day: a nice little nap and a piece of chocolate. That’s why the...
A Glance into a Universe of Visual Design | Interview with Simone Massoni

A Glance into a Universe of Visual Design | Interview with Simone Massoni

    What’s the perfect recipe for creating visual design that’s fresh, vibrant and of the moment? Simple: take a pinch of healthy curiosity, a good dose of art and graphic design experience, add a serving of exuberant personality and the dish is ready to serve! These happen to be the exact ingredients that go...
Renault Twizy Limited Edition Car | Paolo Gonzato

Renault Twizy Limited Edition Car | Paolo Gonzato

   The Artist’s Car Picasso once said that “the hidden harmony is better than the obvious.” Perhaps this is what Italian artist Paolo Gonzato was thinking as he designed a special edition of the Renault Twizy that celebrates the legendary Spanish artist.     Dedicated to the Picasso exhibit now on display in Milan, this...
Gae Aulenti | 1927 - 2012

Gae Aulenti | 1927 – 2012

Goodbye Gae Aulenti,     Whether wearing a hardhat on the construction site of a museum, holding a designer’s pen or participating in the latest theoretical debates, Gae Aulenti played an undeniably important role in shaping postwar Italian design culture.     Born Gaetana Aulenti in Palazzolo dello Stella (Udine) in 1927, she graduated from...