Articles tagged Italy

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Openings: Retail destinations from Louis Vuitton, Celine, The Conran Shop, among others

Retail Openings is back with new store spaces from luxury fashion houses, furniture companies and lifestyle labels.

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How a surfacing company stays at the forefront of its sector

Modena, Italy – As Laminam launches its In-Side technology, R&D director Claudio Corniola explains how taking an artistic approach to research, minding sustainability and …

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Our highlights from Cersaie 2019, Bologna’s ceramic tile and bathroom furnishings fair

Bologna, Italy – At the Italian event, brands such as Florim, Glamora and Grespania shared new products, technologies and aesthetic ideas with an international audience.

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This conceptual flat is designed to tell the story of Milan’s mob world in the 1970s

Milan – Designed by architect Ceren Sisik and entrepreneur Luca Poggiaroni, Casa Marmota’s interiors acquaint people with the illicit past of a neighbourhood in the city.

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'I wanted to give a physical form to the concept of anthropology in architecture,' says Frassinelli

Florence – Italian architects Gianfranco Bombaci and Matteo Costanzi explore with Gian Piero Frassinelli the relationship between anthropology and architecture.

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A five-star hotel on the Amalfi Coast adds a pink boutique to its lavish offerings

Ravello, Italy – In Ravello, designer-architect Cristina Celestino created The Pink Closet – a womenswear-boutique-cum-‘grotto’ for Palazzo Avino.

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How a piece of hard bread explains the success of South Tyrol’s hotel industry

Bolzano, Italy – Why are hotels in South Tyrol so innovative? As we found out during a visit, it has to do with the region’s cultural DNA — and yes, that includes flatbread. 

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‘Frustration can disappear very quickly when you’re surrounded by silence’

Is Aresus, Italy – Kyre Chenven (a Californian designer) and Ivano Atzori (a Milanese former graffiti artist) decided to open their studio in a rural area of Sardinia.

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This Mexican designer is trolling xenophobes (and even biodesigners) with a single plant

Syracuse – At the 2019 edition of the MADE Labs school, Mexican designer Fernando Laposse used agave to underline the ludicrousness of anti-immigration stances.

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In need of a digital detox? This South Tyrol hotel has an elevated proposal

Castelrotto, Italy – Designed by local firm Noa*, the new expansion of the Zallinger Hotel in South Tyrol has helped quickly establish it as an expertly considered retreat.

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Matteo Cibic imagines clay 'plants' that produce chewing gum instead of fruits

Vicenza, Italy – Italian designer Matteo Cibic imagines fragrant fantasy worlds full of ceramic plants that produce chewing gum, knitwear and plastic.

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Young designers: This daring Italian summer school should be on your radar

Syracuse – Curated by Formafantasma and Moncada Rangel, MADE Labs is only three years old, but might be one of the most noteworthy design summer schools in the world.