Celebrating Achille Castiglioni’s Design Legacy in Milan

Iconic and previously unseen creations on show at Palazzo della Triennale

One hundred years after his birth, the city of Milan is paying tribute to Achille Castiglioni, one of the greatest designers of the 20th century, with the exhibition A Castiglioni at Palazzo della Triennale. Stefano Boeri, the new President of La Triennale, introduced the exhibition saying, “It is not a retrospective, but a dialogue,” referring to an approach that shows the masters’ work through the eyes of …

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 …

Design Studio Garcia Cumini On Their Cesar Unit Kitchen

Two Italian creative directors aim to revitalize the aesthetic of everyone's favorite food preparation room

The design of kitchens for the last 20 years seems to have focused primarily on two styles reflecting two opposite poles: classical or country versus contemporary or industrial. It’s become very difficult today to find real alternatives, contemporary designs able to make a kitchen look non-obvious and original. That said, there are options, one of which happens to a newly revamped Italian company. Cesar carries …

Milan Design Week 2016: Interview with Andrea Rosso of Diesel Living

The Creative Director discusses the kitchen as an increasing social space, authentic intent and more

Andrea Rosso is running late. Glancing around Diesel Living’s extensive, jam-packed stand at Milan Design Week‘s Salone del Mobile, you can’t really blame him. He’s certainly had his hands full. When he arrives, his impish aura immediately seems to brighten Diesel’s typically dark, brooding, rock’n’roll stand. Retreating to a back room, he quickly reveals himself as a creative force to be reckoned with: passionate, intelligent, …

Interview: Maserati Head of Design Lorenzo Ramaciotti

The vision, inspiration and direction of the man heading design at the historic car company

How does Maserati translate Italian power, performance, luxury and sex appeal into sheet metal? We sat down with the man behind the mystique, Lorenzo Ramaciotti—Maserati’s head of design—to understand his inspirations, influences, and how he leads design for some of the most eye-catching automobiles on the road. How do you look at every day objects—outside of the world of cars—and how do they inspire you? …