NO SEX in Miami is the current episode of Atelier Biagetti’s exploration of contemporary life and goes deep into the human psyche to address the all-time greatest obsession: the idea of sex. Cult products of the ‘Made in Italy’ tradition are analysed in order to fully understand ‘aesthetic sensibility’ – one of the main features of the world-renowned Italian style, and showcased at the most important annual event in the international furniture design calendar, the Salone del Mobile Exhibition in Milano, Italy.
Irina Drogobetsky is the founder of IDI (Italian Design Interiors), a family owned furniture and interior design business in Boston. In most Italian families, their recipes are often passed to the next generation so they require a table surrounded by many seat where children study cooking.
He was among the first producers to recognise that design was becoming a global phenomenon and that Italian design could no longer rely on the shrinking pool of home-grown maestros. Some things you don’t — like sinking into a sumptuous Italian leather couch right in your own living room.
Gold has always been the most highly used metal in Italian designer jewelry; respecting the fact that the human body, mind and spirit has a strong, innate connection to gold, more than any other metal. Their side-brand Something Good — born out of an exhibition during Milan Design Week a couple of years ago — began as a dialogue between designer friends and craftsmen with the goal of investigating the juncture where technology and craft meet. Vespa and Lambretta are two important pieces of Italian history and they keep at be a people heart’s piece.
These innovators have created, for the Milanese company, design objects that have become icons of good living. Other challenges come from the fact that the industry has changed so much within the last 50 years, says Bestetti, dictated by what technology allows design companies to do. This is something that is happening in the fashion business and it will happen more in the furniture and design business, because it is so important to reach a certain size in order to play in the market. This book traces and discusses some of the reflections that have emerged from our research on design practices, communication processes, methodologies, techniques, tools, and applications. When styles were developed in the 1920s (like the ones of the Bauhaus), design in Italy became famous at the end of the 40s.