Italian Design News

How can you get several amazing Italian designers in your living room? You can send out invitations for your next cocktail party and hope for the best, or you might acquire something from Poltrona Frau, which turns 100 this year and has a penchant for putting to work some of the most outstanding Italian design talent in existence...


The Petersen Automotive Museum in Los Angeles is hosting "Sculpture in Movement: Masterpieces of Italian Design" until February 2013. This extraordinary showcase has 17 cars on display, from the Pininfarina's 1932 Ford convertible to the 2009 8C Alfa Romeo Competizione, as well as works by Ghia, Scaglietti, Bertone, Zagato...


Who is innovative enough to think up the Moscardino, a disposable spoon-fork (aka a "spork") made of foodstuffs, which won the prestigious Compasso d’Oro ADI design award and is now part of the permanent collection at the MOMA in New York City? Only an Italian designer who comes up with his best ideas while driving...


So you would like to see great contemporary Italian design collected in one place when traveling in Italy? We suggest a few places not to miss in order to have a glimpse of the latest creative talent coming out of Italy, whether you are visiting Rome, Milan or Florence. They are Secondome, Dilmos Milano and Antonella Villanova's gallery...

 


Sleek Italian kitchen designer Scavolini and fashion brand Diesel have teamed up to create something called the "Successful Living Kitchen". The result is a marriage of vintage and raw looking industrial details, to create ultramodern kitchens for the cool set, an environment that goes well beyond the functional needs of cooking and eating.