As timeless explorers, we are constantly looking for design pieces belonging to the highest Italian artisan tradition.
That’s why, by presenting the objects we discovered by going around or made especially for you, we were thrilled by the idea of being able to tell you the STORIES behind them: unexpected, original, unique because Italians and we Italians, you know, things we always do them our way.
In this section we will reveal the secrets of some designers, we will let the protagonists speak directly, we will take you to the most hidden and precious corners of our country.

Storie

LINA BO BARDI

LINA BO BARDI È senza dubbio una delle figure più significative e rivoluzionarie dell’architettura del Novecento. Dopo la laurea in architettura conseguita a Roma nel 1939, si trasferisce a Milano dove inizia la sua collaborazione professionale con Carlo Pagani e con lo studio di Giò

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Storie

BRANCO & PRETO

Branco & Preto era il nome di un negozio di architettura e design aperto nel 1952 a San Paolo. Aperto fino al 1970, il negozio si può definire uno dei precursori dell’architettura d’interni e dell’arredamento moderno in Brasile. Gli architetti Miguel Forte, Jacob Ruchti, Plínio Croce,

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Storie

SYRIE MAUGHAM AND THE TOTAL WHITE

One of the leading British interior designers in the 1920s and 1930s, Syrie Maugham is best known for being the first to decorate her living room completely in white. Maugham’s interiors never lacked white paint, white satin, mirrors and white velvet lampshades. While all the

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Storie

FRÉDÉRIC MÉCHICHE | Orientalist purity in Provence

Provence, France. Villa Aziyadé was conceived by a Swiss architect in 1894 as a small marabout-shaped pavilion, known for its distinctive domed roof design in the manner of a sanctuary. Intended as a country retreat, not as a sprawling villa, the architect designed a labyrinthine

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AT THE HOUSE OF NICOLA DEL ROSCIO

AT THE HOUSE OF NICOLA DEL ROSCIO where the experimental aesthetics of the artist CY Twombly permeates the space with a witty blend of prosaic objects and eighteenth-century grandeur. Nicola del Roscio’s house is a 17th century hunting lodge built by a cardinal on the

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interviste

The Impossible Interview: Gabriella Crespi

Fascinated by the life and work of the Milanese designer, who passed away in 2017, we had the opportunity to imagine an interview with her, filtered by the memories and words of her daughter Elisabetta. Where does the combination of creativity and functionality that uniquely

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experience

A HOUSE WITHOUT WALLS FROM THE INVISIBLE THRESHOLD

Site Transitorie is a work of art, immersed in the Sienese clay between the localities of Leonina and Mucigliani, in the municipality of Asciano, an ancient Etruscan center in the province of Siena. In 1993 the French artist Jean-Paul Philippe created this stone sculpture, consisting

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experience

THE MATERIAL SPIRITUALITY OF NAMSAL SIEDLECKI

The American-born artist Namsal Siedlecki lives in Seggiano, an Italian town of nearly a thousand inhabitants in Val d’Orcia in Tuscany. The village, one of the most peaceful and fascinating in the Monte Amiata area, hosts among other things “The Garden of Daniel Spoerri”: an

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Storie

BEHIND THE WHEEL BETWEEN ART AND DESIGN

On the occasion of the centenary of Gabriella Crespi’s birth, an exhibition dedicated to the great Milanese artist and designer will open in Turin on May 27th. Organized in collaboration with the National Automobile Museum and the Crespi Archive, the exhibition was conceived as an

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