Biennale Arte 2022: 10 national pavilions with great architecture and design

US Pavilion - Photo by Timothy Schenck, courtesy the artist and Matthew Marks Gallery, ©Simone Leigh.

Biennale Arte 2022: surreal environments inspired by William S. Burroughs, Parisian bistros and black women-powered settings. We selected 10 must-see national pavilions in Venice.

Venice 2022: 12 must-see exhibitions cross-pollinating art, architecture and design

Homo Faber Event 2022, 12 Stone Garden - Photo by Alessandra Chemollo, ©MichelangeloFoundation.

Venice 2022: Forma Fantasma’s capsule exhibitions at La Biennale di Venezia, Homo Faber’s ode to craftsmanship, Galleria Nilufar’s design exhibition, Studio Drift’s mesmerising flying drones, the opening of the magnificent Procuratie Vecchie restored by David Chipperfield Architects and more…

Homo Faber 2022 celebrates high craftsmanship from Europe and Japan

Homo Faber 2022 - Porcelain Virtuosity exhibtion - Photo by Alessandra Chemollo ©Michelangelo Foundation.

Until May 1, Homo Faber 2022 takes over the Island of San Giorgio with 15 exhibitions pushing the boundaries of craftsmanship while focusing on the importance of international and cross-generational collaboration.

Edit Cult 2021: 6 design exhibitions reinterpreting Naples’ DNA

Edit Napoli - Patricia Urquiola in collaboration with Istituto Caselli Real Fabbrica di Capodimonte @ Edit Cult 2021 - Photo by ©Serena Eller.

Edit Cult 2021: San Carlo Theatre, San Gennaro’s Museum, the Real Fabbrica di Capodimonte and some of Naples’ major cultural venues host exhibitions by Italian and international designers, all paying tribute to the vibrant spirit of the southern Italian city.

Edit Napoli 2021: 8 design projects on show at the Neapolitan fair’s central exhibition

EDIT Napoli 2021 - ©Serena Eller.

Archipanic explored Edit Napoli 2021, the third edition of the international fair focusing on creativity between industrial and collectible design. A lava alphabet, new oil rituals and porcelain toothbrushes vessels… Check what we liked the most at the Monumental Complex of San Domenico Maggiore.

Italy Pavilion by Carlo Ratti at Dubai Expo is an experiment of circular and reconfigurable architecture

Italy Pavilion @ Expo Dubai 2020 - Photo by Michele Nastasi, courtesy of CRA - Carlo Ratti Associati.

Italy Pavilion at Expo 2020 Dubai features three boat hulls as the structure’s roof, a multimedia facade made with two million recycled plastic bottles and a natural climate mitigation system that substitutes air conditioning.

Elena Salmistraro: “Milan is back. This year I felt excited as if it was my first design week”

AXO IN FABULA by Elerna Salmistraro X Cappellini - Courtesy of Cappellini.

We sat down with Elena Salmistraro to talk about her projects at Milan Design Week, what the pandemic has taught us for good, women in design, and her positive attitude toward the future.

A flame for research: 10 candleholders to fight cancer

A FLAME FOR RESEARCH - Photo by Matteo Imbriani.

Hope, togetherness, grief and remembrance are the intimate feelings that inspired international designers such as Jaime Hayon, Federica Biasi, Luca Nichetto and Marcel Wanders to create ten candleholders for the A FLAME OF RESEARCH project by Mingardo. The unique pieces will be auctioned to support cancer research.

Fuorisalone 2021: 20 top destinations at Milan Design Week

Design Variations @ Milan Design Week 2021 - Courtesy of Mosca Partners.

Finally, Milan Design Week is back! Supersized beach cabins, a courtyard filled with orchids and a pavilion made from sustainable chairs. Fuorisalone 2021 unveils former military barracks and forgotten bakery factories and unlocks new destinations in the unexplored west side of the city.

Carlotta de Bevilacqua’s ‘Funivia’ lighting design shines with a mountaineering spirit

FUNIVIA by Carlotta de Bevilacqua for Artemide - Courtesy of ©Artemide.

Artemide launches FUNIVIA, a scalable and flexible lighting design inspired by cable cars. Energy runs through cables that can be arranged both vertically and horizontally, crisscrossing each others. Light sources hang from the cables allowing to create infinite lighting solutions going far beyond the limits dictated by the rigidity of systems.

Covid-19 has re-shaped iconic carnival capitals from Rio to Venice and New Orleans

Venice Carnival - Photo by Archipanic.

Carnival 2021: Oscar Niemeyer’s Sambadrome in Rio de Janeiro has been transformed into a Covid-Drome and works as a vaccine drive through, Venice empty streets offer locals a chance to reflect on ‘overtourism’ while New Orleans residents, orphan of the traditional Mardi Gras parade, have transformed their houses into floats.