Alfa Romeo Launches B-Tech With Their Own Proprietary Color

Stelvios, Giulias and Giuliettas in EMEA now offer a black trim package with all of the brand's tech, too

In what felt more like a panel talk than a press conference, Alfa Romeo launched its B-Tech series at the Centro Stile (design center) of its Turin headquarters. The host was Roberta Zerbi, head of the brand in the EMEA markets, and her guests included Klaus Busse, Head of Design for Alfa Romeo (as well as Fiat, Abarth, Lancia and Maserati); Claudio Nervi, the Head …

Our Exclusive Look at Ferrari’s New Centro Stile and the Monza SP1 and SP2

Design Chief Flavio Manzoni offered us access to Ferrari's secret world

There is a something momentous happening within the curved and shrouded walls of Ferrari’s new Centro Stile (which sounds better than “design center,” its English translation). Historically the brand outsourced its interior and exterior design to celebrated companies like Pininfarina, Vignale and Zagato while it focused on the engines and platforms it knew best, but ten years ago it brought on Design Chief Flavio Manzoni …

Celebrating European Craft at Homo Faber, Venice

Far from a traditional design festival, this island event shows artisans at work

Two years in the making, Venice’s Homo Faber: Crafting a More Human Future, a new biennial fair, celebrates the range and depth of fine craftwork in Europe. On now through 30 September, the two-week event includes 16 exhibitions and an extensive program of talks celebrating not the past, but the vision of a possible future. Created by the Geneva-based Michelangelo Foundation—founded by Johann Rupert (CEO of the Richemont Group) and …

World Premiere of the All-Electric Mercedes-Benz EQC

How the brand is going electric on its own terms

Today Mercedes-Benz unveiled the production version of its all-electric EQC, a midsize SUV, in an auditorium in the woods in Stockholm. Arriving at dealers in 2019, it’s the first of ten all-electric vehicles that will come to market by 2022. Dieter Zetsche, the Chairman of the Board of Management of Daimler AG and Head of Mercedes-Benz Cars made the company’s intentions very clear—they’ll be investing nearly …

Tom Dixon’s ROCK Homeware Collection

Sculptural, marbled additions to any tabletop

  ROCK, Tom Dixon Studio‘s newest collection, embodies Dixon’s affinity for marble, playfulness and solid materiality. The line of Indian green marble artifacts includes varying sizes of candleholders, three different serving boards and our favorite, a pair of dumbbells that do double duty as door stops. All of the pieces carry impressive weight—making them sturdy additions to your table or desk. As with any marble …