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PAOLO FERRARINI

Paolo Ferrarini

CHRISTIAN LOUBOUTIN
SHOES
FOOTWEAR
FASHION
STUDIO VISIT
FACTORY VISIT
ITALY
NAPLES
Factory Visit: Christian Louboutin
Since setting up his eponymous label in 1991, French designer Christian Louboutin's shoes have become synonymous with power, prestige and class thanks to their sexy, edgy design and extreme creativity. Lesser known is the fact that Louboutin produces...
FASHION
RIP
ITALIAN
DESIGN
DESIGNERS
STYLE
STREET STYLE
ART
RETRO
Rest in Peace, Elio Fiorucci
Yesterday, 20 July, one of the most colorful lights of the international fashion faded away. Elio Fiorucci has, for decades, been a reference for those who consider fashion as a synonym for freedom, color, fun, love. Fiorucci could seek and understand...
DESIGN
DESIGNERS
ALESSI
INTERVIEWS
ITALIAN
ITALY
Interview: Gabriele Chiave of Alessi
Gabriele Chiave is a storyteller. A designer for Alessi, Dainese, Foscarini and more, Chiave has lived everywhere from Dakar to Caracas, Rome and Amsterdam. Not only is his own existence rich with stories, each one of his works has its own. “For...
ITALY
VENICE
INSTALLATIONS
ART FAIRS
ECONOMICS
VENICE BIENNALE
LED TECHNOLOGY
LA BIENNALE
VENICE BIENNALE 2015
Venice Biennale 2015: Order and Chaos
Okwui Enwezor—the curator of the 56th Venice Biennale, themed as "All the World’s Futures"—has accomplished a very difficult task in selecting artists for this year's event. Famous names are exhibited alongside emerging artists in a colorful, bold...
PHOTOGRAPHY
WATCHES
VENICE
INSTALLATIONS
ART FAIRS
PHOTOGRAPHERS
VENICE BIENNALE
SWATCH
LARGE-SCALE
Venice Biennale 2015: Swatch Faces
With 15 artists exhibiting across two pavilions for seven months, "Swatch Faces"—the Swiss watch house's contribution to 2015's Venice Biennale as its main partner—is impressive in numbers. In person, it's even more so—from glowing flowers to large...
ART
ITALY
EXHIBITIONS
MILAN
ITALIAN
ARTISTS
MOVIES
WES ANDERSON
EXHIBITS
PRADA
EXHIBITION OPENINGS
The New Fondazione Prada, Milan
With over 100 years of history, Prada has long been respected for originality and subtle contradictions—and finding a visually striking balance between dichotomies is what makes the fashion house unique. Milan's Fondazione Prada complex maintains the...
TRAVEL
FOOD
SUSTAINABILITY
ENVIRONMENT
TOURISM
EXPOSITIONS
EXPO MILANO
EXPO MILANO 2015
Seven Highlights at World Exposition Milan 2015
This year's theme at World Exposition Milan is “Feeding the Planet, Energy for Life.” Each one of the 140+ participating countries is aiming to show their nation's present state of agriculture and advances in technology regarding transformation and...
LOUIS VUITTON
MILAN DESIGN WEEK
AIRBNB
SITE SPECIFIC INSTALLATIONS
MILAN DESIGN WEEK 2015
PALAZZOS
Milan Design Week 2015: Transforming Historical Spaces
When you walk in the streets of Milan, you immediately realize that its classic architecture can somehow be cold and austere. But behind many façades, there are gardens—beautiful and carefully hidden. Some of the installations at the latest Milan...
DESIGN
INTERVIEWS
MILAN DESIGN WEEK
MILAN DESIGN WEEK 2015
NICOLA FORMICHETTI
Milan Design Week 2015: Nicola Formichetti
Fashion editor, creative director, stylist and a mega-star in his own right, Nicola Formichetti embodies contemporary creativity. From collaborating with the likes of Lady Gaga, Diesel and Mugler, Formichetti has a unique and thoughtful approach...
SALONE DEL MOBILE
MILAN DESIGN WEEK
SOUND DESIGN
MILAN DESIGN WEEK 2015
SOUND PROJECTS
SOUND INSTALLATIONS
Milan Design Week 2015: Sound Projects
Sound and music play pivotal roles in our daily lives, whether it's at home, in public places or in transit. Companies and independent designers at Milan Design Week are aware of this—and understand what it means to include (or exclude) their thoughts...
HOUSEWARES
ITALY
INSTALLATIONS
SALONE DEL MOBILE
MARBLE
HOME DECOR
MILAN DESIGN WEEK 2015
Milan Design Week 2015: Lee Broom's Department Store
At this year’s Milan Design Week, British designer Lee Broom is presenting his largest and most mature collection to date. Known as “The Department Store,” this installation consists of 25 of Broom's newest pieces—from furniture to lighting and accessories...
COLLABORATIONS
INSTALLATIONS
SALONE DEL MOBILE
PROJECTS
SNARKITECTURE
MILAN DESIGN WEEK
MILAN DESIGN WEEK 2015
COS
Milan Design Week 2015: COS + Snarkitecture
NYC-based design firm Snarkitecture and Swedish clothing retailer COS collaborated on a striking project for Salone del Mobile at this year's Milan Design Week. The installation—made up of thousands of white, individually cut ribbons—allows for exploration...
DESIGN
FOOD
INSTALLATIONS
COLOMBIA
MILAN DESIGN WEEK
BOGOTA
MILAN DESIGN WEEK 2015
MARNI
Milan Design Week 2015: Marni Mercado de Paloquemao
This year at Milan Design Week, Italian fashion label Marni (founded and led by designer founded by Consuelo Castiglioni) has turned its space into a visually stunning market. Inspired by Bogotá's famous Mercado de Paloquemao—a market full of bright...
HOME
YVES BEHAR
SODASTREAM
INTERNET OF THINGS
SMART DEVICES
MILAN DESIGN WEEK 2015
SODASTREAM MIX
Cocktails Connected with SodaStream MIX
Can a home beverage machine be a smart device? SodaStream certainly thinks so and their answer is the MIX. At Milan Design Week 2015, SodaStream recently unveiled their new connected device that that can be controlled via smartphone and runs with...
ART
DESIGN
FOOD
ITALY
EXHIBITIONS
MILAN
INDUSTRIAL DESIGN
ARTISTS
DESIGNERS
EXHIBITS
EXPO MILANO
MILAN TRIENNALE
Arts & Foods at the 2015 Milan Triennale
Expo 2015 is rapidly approaching and the city of Milan is bubbling with energy and is ready to welcome the world. The main theme of the international exhibition is “Feeding the planet. Energy for life." with the majority of events from now to the...
BOOKS
ITALY
MILAN
MENSWEAR
CRAFTSMANSHIP
SUITS
TAILORS
MADE IN ITALY
POP-UP BOOKS
Manufacturing Renaissance Pop-Up Book
Once upon a time, there was young tailor who decided to move from Naples to Soragna, a small town in the north of Italy. Thanks to his skill and passion, the tailor's little workshop grew and eventually became a factory capable of making beautiful...
SNEAKERS
MUSIC
ITALY
COLLABORATIONS
SHOES
CULTURE
STYLE
EXPOSITIONS
Inside Italy's Growing Sneaker Expo, Ginnika
Sneaker culture is varied and constantly evolving. It's a world in which art, music, sports, fashion and of course shoes, all play a part. It generates passions and manias, as well as interesting connections between different places and people that...
FURNITURE
ARCHITECTURE
PRODUCT DESIGN
INTERVIEWS
MILAN
CLASSICS
SUSTAINABILITY
MADE IN ITALY
DAVID CHIPPERFIELD
DRIADE
Interview: David Chipperfield
Sir David Chipperfield is decidedly one of the most globally recognized personalities in architecture and design. His award-winning work has been recognized many times over for its simplicity and clarity of vision, and recently, he was appointed...
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...
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