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.

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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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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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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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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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ANDREA POLICHETTI

His first work dates back to 2015. He himself says that it took a long time to get there. Immediately after high school, in fact, in 2008, he began working as a set-up in some contemporary art galleries, foundations and museums in the city of

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Interview / Umberto Mantineo

“Nice! What is it? “ We asked you to tell us about an item and we know that one in particular won in the end. Can you tell us about it? Sure. I chose Hippopotamus I, designed in 1968 by Francois-Xavier Lalanne. It is a

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FROM A STORE IN TRASTEVERE TO LOS ANGELES

You know the iron chariots of the colossal Ben Hur shot in Cinecittà?It was the first major order for Romeo Rega. We are in 1959, but the success of this young iron craftsman had only begun a decade earlier, in a small shop in Trastevere,

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VELVETS, DAMASKS, LAMPASSES, BROCADE, SATIN

Walking through Venice towards Campiello De La Comare you might come across a colorful and welcoming entrance. It is the door to the showroom of the historic Tessitura Luigi Bevilacqua, which originally, when it was founded in 1875 by Luigi Bevilacqua and his partner Giovanni

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DOLORES DEMURTAS

«Anche le mie bambine avevano sempre le mani sporche di terra – racconta in un’intervista Dolores Demurtas – ma io non le sgridavo, lasciavo che la mangiassero perché l’argilla ha poteri depurativi per l’organismo». Da queste parole traspare il profondo legame di questa donna, minuta,

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