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.

The ‘Cassina Perspective Goes Outdoor’ collection idles with a midcentury vibe

'The Cassina Perspective Goes Outdoor' collection - SAIL OUT by Rodolfo Dordoni - Photo by De Pasquale+Maffini.

Cassina launches ‘The Cassina Perspective Goes Outdoor’: discover terrace furniture by Philippe Starck and Rodolfo Dordoni, lush loveseats by Patricia Urquiola and outdoor-proof Modernist icons.

‘Metamorphosis’ installation by Andrea Mancuso for champagne Perrier Jouët in Miami

Perrier Jouët's METAMORPHOSIS installation by Andrea Mancuso @ DesignMiami/ 2019 - Courtesy of Maison Perrier Jouët.

Champagne Perrier Jouët renews the dialogue between nature, champagne and design with Andrea Mancuso’s ‘Metamorphosis’ installation at DesignMiami/ 2019. The designer explores the metamorphoses of nature and the way the Maison transforms grapes into champagne using over 200 years of savoir-faire.

Peeta paints large-scale optical illusions blending street art and architecture

Architectural large optical murales by Peeta - Frame from Stadt.Wand.Kunst Mural Art Galery video

“Unexpectedly, from my experience, the strongest street art lovers are generally older people who find a new way to live their city evaluating its aesthetics and social potentials, while younger generations harness art from Social Media,” says to Archipanic Italian street artist Peeta.

Independent fair EDIT Napoli premieres celebrating the rise of the designer-maker

EDIT Napoli. Complesso di San Domenico Maggiore - Photo by ©Lea Anouchinsky.

Set in a Dominican convent and church in the earth of Naples, the first editiion of EDIT Napoli brings together the city’s unique vibrant imprint and its international role of Mediterranean capital of culture to celebrate the new generation of independent designers.