Jackie O’s Iconic Sunglasses Inspire Monica Armani’s New Furniture

B&B Italia presented their latest collection at the 2021 Salone del Mobile, which included new work by artist and architect Monica Armani. The table and chair—dubbed “Allure O” and “Flair O,” respectively—embody the glamorous and glitzy style of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis. The style icon’s influence can be spotted through elliptical shapes (directly inspired by Jackie O’s signature shades) and clean curves that harken back to …

Serapian + Azucena Refresh Luigi Caccia Dominioni’s Catilina Chair

Two historic Milanese maisons revive an icon with a legendary pattern and vibrant colors

Acclaimed architect and designer Luigi Caccia Dominioni, one of three co-founders of Italian design brand Azucena, first presented his Catilina chairs during the 1953 XI Trienalle in Milano. The rounded simplicity and luxuriant composition of these chairs fast-tracked them into the echelons of design iconography; they become representative of modern Italian elegance. To reimagine these classic pieces, Azucena looked to fellow Milan-based maison Serapian, luxury leather purveyors …

Experiencing Massimo Bottura’s Glorious Casa Maria Luigia

The acclaimed chef's bed and breakfast with Lara Gilmore focuses on food, design and the stunning Emilia Romagna scenery

Anyone who loves food and cars will know the city of Modena in northern Italy. Located in the picturesque Emilia Romagna region, Modena is just over 11 miles from Motor Valley, where Maserati, Ferrari, Lamborghini and many other historic companies produce their vehicles. Emilia Romagna is also known as Food Valley; parmigiano reggiano, prosciutto di parma and balsamic vinegar have been made there for centuries, and …