Stellar Works opens in New York

Stellar Works, New York showroom
“We have strong ties in the United States, ever since the brand began collaborating on projects and collections of products with New York firms such as Yabu Pushelberg, Rockwell Group and AvroKO. We are very enthusiastic about taking our place in the center of the American design industry,” says Yuichiro Hori, founder and CEO of Stellar Works, a company...

Friedman Benda, the essence of design

Jennifer Olshin & Mark Benda
In a dialogue across five continents, with participation at international museums like Centre Pompidou in Paris, the MET in New York, Fondazione ICA in Milan, or the most highly acclaimed art-design events such as Design Miami (from 1 to 5 December 2021) and Salon Art+Design (New York, from 11 to 15 November 2021), Friedman Benda has always stood out...

Designing a sustainable future

Italo Rota & Carlo Ratti - Photo © Massimo Sestini & Sara Magni
In recent years, and in an accelerating way, Carlo Ratti and Italo Rota have activated parallel paths of research concentrated on how to rethink the construction process in relation to greater integration of nature and environment, opening up reflections on the major themes of architecture and the city. They have worked together on the installation in the Orto Botanico...

Infinity, for Elie Saab Maison

Elie Saab Maison, L'Infini by Carlo Colombo
Dogma, by definition. The fascinating and mysterious theme that has always posed a question for human beings. Elie Saab Maison has set out to capture infinity in the ‘L’Infini’ chair, created in collaboration with Carlo Colombo, where the simplicity of the sinuous lines forming two symmetrical symbols embrace the seat, summing up the three absolute concepts of harmony, perfection...

Azimut 68, a yacht for everyone

Azimut 68 by Azimut Yachts
In a period in which boats are seen as the safest and most pleasurable place on earth, the latest model by Azimut, presented in September at the Cannes Yachting Festival, is aimed at yachtsmen with a range of different lifestyles. Azimut 68, in fact, with its length of 21 meters, can be used as a floating “annex” of a...

A game of full and empty zones

Pianca, Palù design Raffaella Mangiarotti
Cane-brakes with their linear play of full and empty zones and great sense of harmony have inspired Raffaella Mangiarotti in the design of Palù for Pianca. “A good object should be functional and light. I am interested in objects that move across time, that accompany us in a discreet way, and know how to last,” the designer says. The two...

Green Table: design and business to defend the planet

Green Table
The program is packed with appointments and initiatives, as well as illustrious names. The theme is a true priority on all levels, reflecting the need to find more concrete solutions. This is the background of the project Green Table, the International Forum on Architecture and Design for the future, which from 20 to 23 October in Perugia brings together outstanding...

Berlin: quite a surprise!

Humboldt Forum
Neoclassical and hipster, historic and novel, monumental and dynamic. When you try to find a label for Berlin, this lively, liquid and protean city seems like a mad river churning through unusual trends and routes. A city of striking contrasts, where the past – at times harsh and overwhelming – meets and blends with a vibrant present to give...

Gruppo Marzotto acquires Prosetex

Davide Favrin, CEO Gruppo Marzotto
Marzotto Group expands the range of its acquisitions. The latest, Prosetex, is an Italian company founded in 1964 and based in Bulciago (LC), specialized in the production of jacquard velvets, jacquard and dobby weaves in a complete cycle. Prosetex thus becomes part of Marzotto Lab, the company of Marzotto Group operating in the world of natural fibers, bringing experience and...

Tucroma: 50 years and still going strong

TUCROMA by 4Mariani, Design Guido Faleschini
Timeless design. Tucroma was created in 1971 by Guido Faleschini to be produced by the company 4 Mariani. Already innovative in its time, the chair stood out for the careful leatherwork of its covering, gauged to bring out the structure in steel tubing. Today, exactly 50 years later and still in production, the piece conserves all its industrial, modern charm....
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