Studiopepe’s Relevo Rug for Muuto

Italian and Danish design combine for a rug inspired by nature, geometry and relief

Relevo is what happens when Scandinavian design meets Italian style. The new rug collection from Danish company Muuto has been designed by Milan-based Studiopepe, a creative and architecture studio founded in 2006 by Arianna Lelli Mami and Chiara Di Pinto. The brief to Studiopepe from Muuto was to design carpets inspired by nature. “We started from aerial views of plowed fields and panoramas, but we also …

“Image Capital” at Fondazione MAST in Bologna, Italy

Exploring photography's value through different lenses at this exhibition

In Bologna, Italy’s Fondazione MAST, the Image Capital exhibition (on now through 8 January 2023) encourages viewers to discover photography as information technology. Curated by Francesco Zanot, the show—which is grouped into six sections: Memory, Access, Protection, Mining, Currency and Imaging—was conceived by photographer Armin Linke and photography historian Estelle Blaschke. Through prints, magazines, advertising posters and videos, the show traces ways that static and …

Furniture Highlights from EDIT Napoli 2022

Exemplary displays from the prestigious Italian design fair

Now in its fourth edition, EDIT Napoli—the Italian fair dedicated to authorial and independent design—proved to be an opportunity to discover diverse and unexpected gems. From our recent visit to the fair, which is curated by Domitilla Dardi and Emilia Petruccelli, we’ve chosen to highlight exemplary furniture projects that represent contemporary Italian design. Some of the designers we’ve selected have industry central to their identity, …