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.

Edit Napoli 2020: glocal, transparent and heart-made crafts and design

EDIT Napoli 2020 - Sala del Capitolo ©Serena Eller Vainicher

From upcycled mozzarella boxes to rare discarded marbles creating new sculptural poetries. There is a lot of care, masterly hand-work and exquisite design-thinking at Edit Napoli 2020. Check what we like the most!

Milano Design City: 10 furniture designs launched at Fuorisalone fall edition

FRISÉE chair by Cristina Celestino for Billiani - Photo by Chiara Cadeddu.

Fuorisalone fall edition: origami-like tables, armchairs experimenting with binary geometry, seats inspired by milking stools and a tribute to Beirut resilience.

Farewell Cini Boeri. Dame of Italian architecture and design dies, aged 96

Cini Boeri 2016 portrait - Photo by Chris Moyse

Functionality and playfulness, sober minimalism and a distinct ‘pop’ attitude. Cini Boeri – one of the few female voices and minds defining Italy’s post war architecture and design – has passed away in her beloved city, Milan. In her carrier she pioneered engineering, industrial design and architecture putting people’s intimate joy at the center.

Venice Biennale 2020: THE DISQUIETED MUSES exhibition brings contemporary arts together

Venice Biennale 2020 THE DISQUIETED MUSES - Photo by Marco Cappelletti, courtesy of La Biennale di Venezia.

THE DISQUIETED MUSES exhibition showcases documents sourced from La Biennale’s archives cross-pollinating art, architecture, cinema, dance, theatre and music. The displays by Formafantasma combines unpainted frames and tables in plywood, colored textiles and black and white blown up pictures.

10 Italian outdoor furniture designs celebrating Summer with style

10 Italian outdoor furniture designs. RAFAEL lounge bed by Paola Navone x Ethimo - Photo by Bernard Touillon, courtesy of Ethimo.

We selected 10 Italian outdoor furniture designs by Minotti, Flexform, B&B Italia, Pedrali and more bringing conviviality on patios and terraces.

Artist and architect of light Nanda Vigo passed away aged 83

Nanda Vigo - Courtesy of Archivio Nanda Vigo

Master of light, transparency and immateriality, Nanda Vigo was one of the most visionary postwar Italian architects and artists. Her creative journey began as a child fascinated by Giuseppe Terragni’s architecture and Flash Gordon comics. During her carrier she collaborated with some of the most influential avant-garde movements and creative minds such as the Zero Group, Lucio Fontana, Piero Manzoni and Gio Ponti.

Fuorisalone 2020: 4 digital formats announced in the wake of Salone del Mobile 2020 cancelation due to COVID-19

Fuorisalone 2020 goes digital - Photo by Design Vlaanderen, MDW2019.

Fuorisalone 2020: in April and from 15 to 21 June the Milan Design Week diffused festival extend its influence digitally with ‘Fuorisalone TV’ and ‘Fuorisalone Meets’ virtual platforms as well as special e-fairs dedicated to Chinese and Japanese design.