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PAOLO FERRARINI

Paolo Ferrarini

BRAZIL
ITALIAN DESIGN
ITALIAN LEATHER
ITALY
STUDIO VISITS
MILAN
HANDBAGS
ACCESSORIES
FASHION DESIGNERS
MADE IN ITALY
INTERVIEWS
Studio Visit: Paula Cademartori
Constantly surrounded by architectural and natural beauty alike, Italians sometimes need someone from abroad to remind them of their exceptional surroundings. This may happen when friends and family visit or when some talented creative mind falls...
ARTS FESTIVALS
GRAFFITI
ROME
STREET ART
NUFACTORY
COLLAGE
EXHIBITIONS
INSTALLATIONS
PAINT
2014 OUTDOOR Urban Art Festival in Rome
At the recent private preview of the OUTDOOR Urban Art Festival in Rome, we were approached by two men in their 60s while we stood outside of the massive gates of an abandoned house in San Lorenzo. While uninvited, they were welcomed by curator Francesco...
AMSTERDAM
ANN DEMEULEMEESTER
ANTWERP
ART BOOKS
FASHION
FASHION DESIGN
STYLE
Ann Demeulemeester's Beautiful Fashion Book
The music industry has the White Album. And now fashion has an iconic black book, thanks to a beautiful new volume from Rizzoli chronicling the visual history of Ann Demeulemeester's contributions to the world of fashion. The Flemish designer has...
HOLIDAY SHOP
ITALY
MILAN
NEW DESIGNERS
YOUNG TALENT
DESIGNERS
HOME
OFFICE
MILAN DESIGN WEEK
Seven Designers of the Future at La Rinascente
Each year during Milan Design week, SaloneSatellite is the area of Salone del Mobile devoted to emerging designers and schools. This is one of the true hot-spots—the place to find the future of industrial and furniture design. For the second year...
BULGARI
BULGARI OCTO
CHRONOGRAPHS
COLLABORATIONS
MASERATI
TIMEPIECES
WATCHES
LIMITED EDITIONS
Bulgari Octo Maserati Chronograph
This year innovative Italian automaker Maserati celebrates 100 years and coincidentally, fellow Italian Bulgari are commemorating 130 years of advanced watchmaking. The iconic brands' simultaneous anniversaries have led to the launch a fancy collaboration...
CARS
CLASSICS
FESTIVALS
ITALY
MANUFACTURING
MASERATI
SPORTS CARS
AUTOS
Maserati Centennial Gathering
Often times, the stories behind companies are something worth knowing, in particular when they talk about passion, intuition, genius, downfalls, and comebacks—and especially when each step is is punctuated with victories. Maserati was born in 1914...
ITALY
VENICE
ART GALLERIES
CONCEPT SPACES
GLASS
Venice in a Bottle
Venice, Italy is a truly iconic city and, even though it's a multi-faceted place, it's oftentimes portrayed as a little stereotyped or clichéd—all gondolas and glass. In an effort to show the city's ever-evolving identity and culture, a group of...
ART
DOUG AITKEN
EXHIBITIONS
EXPERIMENTS
INSTALLATIONS
INSTRUMENTS
LAURIE ANDERSON
PRADA
VENICE
MULTIMEDIA ART
SOUND ART
Art or Sound at Fondazione Prada
Ca' Corner della Regina is a majestic Venetian palazzo overlooking Canal Grande, built between 1723 and 1728 by Domenico Rossi. At the end of 2010 Fondazione Prada began a restoration process on the historic building while also breathing new life...
ARCHITECTURE
DESIGN
EXHIBITIONS
HISTORY
PROPAGANDA
VENICE BIENNALE
Fair Enough at Venice Architecture Biennale
For the 2014 Venice Architecture Biennale (on now through 23 November), the exhibition's curator Rem Koolhaas selected the arguably ambiguous theme of “Absorbing Modernity: 1914-2014” as a guide for all participating nations. As one would expect...
DESIGNERS
FASHION
CAPSULE COLLECTIONS
FLOWERS
ITALY
OLIVIER LANGHENDRIES
STYLE
Olivier Langhendries' Capsule Collection
Olivier Langhendries is an artist, florist, performer and fashion model. His red hair and long beard have made him a recognizable figure over the web and Italian television, for which he arranges flowers on-air during a popular sports show. Langhendries...
EXHIBITIONS
FASHION
ITALY
KNITWEAR
MADE IN ITALY
HISTORY
INNOVATION
MATERIALS
Celebrating the History and Future of Knitwear, Maglifico!
Knitwear has always been a field of experimentation in fashion. Adopted by true pioneers like Coco Chanel and Azzedine Alaïa, it continues to evolve and intrigue thanks to brands like Missoni and Kenzo. True innovation of knitwear manifests because...
GRAPHIC DESIGN
ITALY
LE DICTATEUR
ART DIRECTORS
FEDERICO PEPE
INTERVIEWS
MILAN
PUBLICATIONS
Interview: Le Dictateur's Federico Pepe
Federico Pepe is a slightly peculiar figure in Italy's arts and cultural landscape. Advertiser, artist, graphic designer, video-maker, typographer—over the years his hybrid interests have seen him collaborate with celebrated artists like Maurizio...
CYCLING
DUDEBIKE
MADE IN ITALY
CUSTOM
HANDMADE
BICYCLES
BIKES
Italy's Stylish, Customizable Dudebike
Francesco Bordin—creative director and co-founder at Dudebike—best explains the recipe that led to the increasing success of its new creation: “Take a typical Italian folding bike of the '60s and '70s with 20-inch wheels, take away everything that...
INDUSTRIAL DESIGN
CREATIVE PROCESS
DESIGNERS
INTERIOR DESIGN
INTERVIEWS
LONDON
RESTAURANTS
Interview: Afroditi Krassa
Based in London, with firm roots in Greece, Afroditi Krassa has established herself as a prominent designer of her generation—particularly in interior design. Her clients range from the highly lauded furniture design house Ligne Roset to Italian...
AUSTRALIAN
COLLABORATIONS
DESIGN
DESIGNERS
EYEWEAR
GLASSES
MADE IN ITALY
MILAN DESIGN WEEK 2014
SUNGLASSES
Interview: Marc Newson
Recently, we reported on the launch of a new collaboration between Safilo and acclaimed Australian designer Marc Newson, meant to celebrate 80 years of activity for the historic Italian eyewear company. At Milan Design Week, we had the honor to talk...
DECOR
DESIGN
DESIGN FAIRS
DESIGNERS
FURNITURE
HOME IMPROVEMENT
MILAN DESIGN WEEK 2014
TOG: All Creators Together
The dream of many a design enterprise—the best designers, meaningful materials, Italian production, a community of fans, reinterpretations made by artists—TOG is all of this, and more. “All creators together” is the idea behind this new design adventure...
DESIGN
DESIGN FAIRS
DESIGNERS
ITALY
MILAN
MILAN DESIGN WEEK 2014
CREATIVES
Source Material
Inspiration is one of the most interesting and mysterious aspects of creativity. It's those sparks that ignite the creative process which are the focus of Source Material, an upcoming exhibition due to open during Milan Design Week. One of the most...
AUSTRALIA
EYEWEAR
ITALY
SAFILO
SUNGLASSES
MARC NEWSON
Safilo by Marc Newson
Italian eyewear brand Safilo is turning 80 this year and instead of hosting a retrospective celebration of its achievements, they chose to honor the important occasion by asking Marc Newson to work on their next set styles, drawn with inspiration...
CHILDREN
DESIGN
KIDS
TOYS
Stix Toys
Colin O’Dowd is a young designer and a young father. Having seen firsthand how dads' roles have evolved in recent times, the Central Saint Martins grad launched a project based on the fact there are more stay-at-home dads now than ever before. Named...
MILAN DESIGN WEEK 2014
ENTREPRENEURSHIP
DESIGN LABS
BUSINESS
ITALY
MADE IN ITALY
Incipit
In Latin, the word “incipit” means "the beginning." Reflecting the word's meaning, Incipit is also a new Milan-based creative lab and business. The aim is simple yet brave: to help young designers produce their first objects by enlisting the best...
CAFES
FOOD & DRINK
GLUTEN-FREE
ITALY
TRAVEL
Isa e Vane
After years of being the go-to caterers in Milan, Isabella Coppini and Vanessa Pellizza Tricarico are familiar faces among the city's foodies. The pair and their delicious food can now be found at Isa e Vane, a cafe and deli they recently opened...
DESIGN
PARIS
ANNIVERSARIES
CONCEPTUAL
EXHIBITIONS
FURNITURE
KARTELL
LAMPS
LIGHTING
Kartell Goes Bourgie
Bourgie is certainly one of the most recognizable lamps of the last decade—as well as one of the best sellers for famed Italian brand, Kartell. Designed by Ferruccio Laviani, its baroque allure masterfully meets the simplicity of a pure outline...
BOOKS
ILLUSTRATIONS
INTERVIEWS
ITALY
MILAN
MONOGRAPHS
CARTOONS
EDITORIAL ART
Interview: Beppe Giacobbe
“Visionary Dictionary: Beppe Giacobbe from A to Z” is the first monograph dedicated to the art of illustration master Beppe Giacobbe. Born in Milan in 1953 and having studied at the Accademia di Brera in Milan and the School of Visual Arts in New...
BOOKS
FASHION
FASHION BOOKS
INTERVIEW
RECYCLING
STYLE
UPCYCLING
ECO-FRIENDLY
SUSTAINABILITY
Interview: Sass Brown of "ReFashioned"
With her latest book "ReFashioned: Cutting-Edge Clothing From Upcycled Materials," author and fashion expert Sass Brown has demonstrated two basic things. First: Sustainability is not a mere communication phenomenon, but a solid reality that is shaping...
BOOKS
COFFEE
ANTIQUES
COFFEE MACHINES
ENCYCLOPEDIA
HISTORY
ITALY
TECHNICAL DRAWINGS
Coffee Makers: Macchine da Caffè
Rather than a simple reference guide, "Coffee Makers: Macchine da Caffè" is the first encyclopedia of coffee machines and extensive exploration of the history of making coffee. The result of two years of travel and research, this project was born...
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