Crowds Returned to Milan Furniture Fair After 2-year Hiatus

Crowds Returned to Milan Furniture Fair After 2-year Hiatus

milan — Italy’s furniture and design industry embraced the Milan Furniture Fair after a two-year pandemic delay with unapologetic, over-the-top statement pieces, multi-purpose furnishings adapted to small spaces, and sustainable creations by young designers pushing the industry toward a greener path. . After a surprising pandemic redecorating boom, the industry is looking to an uncertain … Read more

Bill Gates buys 17th century palazzo in Rome for $170 million.

Bill Gates is purchasing a palazzo in Rome to convert into a lavish six-star hotel through Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts – which he co-owns with a Saudi prince. Four Seasons has put down a $21 million down payment toward the $170 million purchase price of the Palazzo Marini, a sprawling 17th-century complex just steps … Read more

bentley home inaugurates milan atelier with two furniture collections

bentley home opens first atelier in milan Located within a palatial, neoclassic architectural masterpiece in Milan, Bentley inaugurates its first furniture showroom – the Bentley Home Atelier – during the city’s Design Week 2022. The 500 square meter space, located on Corso Venezia, sets the perfect scene to debut its two new furniture collections. The … Read more

In Milan, fashion labels study history

“Being inspired by history connects with the lives of the past. You want to live again, to be inspired. And to learn from the lives of people.” So said Miuccia Prada after the powerful Prada AW22 show she designed with Raf Simons, one of many strong showings in a week that asserted the importance of … Read more

In Florence, an introduction to long-stay group tours

Placeholder while article actions load My family calls me the Bethesda Brit. I’ve spent so much time traveling in the United Kingdom that London’s almost a second home. But I had long hoped to immerse myself in another place: Florence, the city where the Renaissance began around 1350 and — for most art history buffs … Read more

Travel: 8 lesser-known sights of Rome

YOU could be forgiven for feeling a little jealous of the England football team, jetting off to Rome at just a few days’ notice. Near the top of most travel wish-lists, sights like the Colosseum, the Pantheon, and St Peter’s Basilica are legendary, but there’s plenty more to the Italian capital that can’t all fit … Read more

Milan Fashion Week Welcomes A New Generation Of Italian Designers

Milan’s reputation as a stagnant fashion landscape where new talents aren’t given the space and opportunity to grow seems to be finally coming to an end. This season’s packed Milan Fashion Week schedule was brimming with young designers showing promising debuts, progressions in confidence, and more focused points of view. Distinctive in their expression yet … Read more