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  • Italian design gets off to a start in New York City with the Top Young Italian Industrial Designers Prize. Alongside this special contest event a selection of the works of the ten finalists will be on view. “Innovating is looking at the ancient, getting rid of the old,” said Giorgio Vasari in the sixteenth century—and Italy today is the ideal country where this can still happen.
  • At Casa Italiana Zerilli-Marimo', the two visionaries talk about their lives, works and passion in a long discussion with Grazia d'Annunzio, US Special Projects Editor of Vogue Italia, and Eugenia Paulicelli, co-Director of the Concentration in Fashion Studies at the Graduate Center at CUNY.
  • Stefania Vola, artist and architect, gives i-Italy a preview of her latest collection of sculpted lamps, including the playful “Luminaria,” “Isadora,” a dreamy dedication to Isadora Duncan, “Quel Genio Di Arturo,” a lively item inspired by quick-change artist Arturo Brachetti. Vola also speaks about the realization of the Villa Grock multimedia museum in Imperia.
  • Sergio Pininfarina died overnight on July 3 at age 86. A master of Made in Italy design, Pininfarina is the man behind the international success of Carrozzeria Pinin Farina, the family bodywork shop opened in the 1930s that became the world’s most influential car design atelier.
  • Massimo Vignelli
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    (June 04, 2012)
    "If you can design one thing, you can design anything". New York. Interview by Letizia Airos with Massimo Vignelli. Massimo Vignelli has worked in a wide variety of areas, including interior design, environmental design, package design, graphic design, furniture design, and product design. His clients at Vignelli Associates have included high-profile companies such as IBM, Knoll, Bloomingdale's and American Airlines.
  • Italy's multi-brand booth at the International Contemporary Furniture Fair featured important players in the American market that offer high quality products realized thanks to thorough technical research that results in innovative and creative high quality products.
  • Named one of the Top Ten Italian Architects under 36, Antonio Pio Saracino exhibits his artworks and designs at BOSI Contemporary Gallery, where i-Italy interviewed him about "Second Nature."
  • Antonio founded ArchLAB, one of the most innovative experimental design studios in NYC. He was recently named New York’s “Ambassador” of the newest trends in international design by the prestigious magazine AddictLab. "We are witnessing a revolution in both design and architecture, thanks to extremely sophisticated technology that forces us to radically rethink the artificial world"
  • New York. A life together dedicated to design. Massimo Vignelli and Elena Valle received the decoration of commendatore nell’ordine al merito della Repubblica Italiana from the Consul General Francesco Maria Tarlò and the director of the Italian Cultural Institute of New York Renato Miracco