The Italian Design workshop is held in Florence, Italy where participants learn first-hand the world of Italian design. While it takes about 10 to 12 weeks for something to arrive from America’s furniture hub of North Carolina, it might take around 14 weeks for Italian-made pieces. A man of many talents, Giò Ponti has made his mark on industrial design, furniture design, art and even publishing. As a continuation of its debut at Milan Design Week 2015, Scarlet Splendour once again teamed up with Italian designer Matteo Cibic for the 2016 collection presented at Spazio Rossana Orlandi during the prestigious design week. One of our most important monobrand stores is in Manila in the Philippines, so all that area is really very open to design.

Tre anni fa ho creato il blog ITALIANBARK con l’idea di avere un posto virtuale – all’epoca, all’interno del mio sito professionale- in cui condividere ispirazioni e novità di design, ma anche di diffondere lo stile italiano dal punto di vista del design e dell’interior.

The Italian design excitement and sperimentation found its peak in 60’s, when a great number of ordinary objects were produced. The focus of the movement was the design of surfaces and colourful surfaces, the multi-functionality instead of mono -functionality and the communicative aspect of the products. Joseph Muniz, of Signarama, takes a closer look at the window graphic he installed at Contents Interiors. 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. Design became decent and a lot of manufacturers went back to serious, solid and exclusive creations.

Other than the theoretical approach of the Bauhaus School in Germany or the marketing and profit-oriented design view of the Americans, the Italian design lasted long especially due to its experimenting propensity, the improvisation acquirement of small craft business and the old cultural tradition, which did not want to separate beauty from function.italian designitalian design

So, the Pink Dog barks at good design and he likes discovering new designs, matching new colours, scouting trends, wandering around new cities, peeking into someone elses’s homes (may be an eclectic, a Scandi, a minimal one..), he loves being surprised of new small things and looking through a lens (its iphone one).italian design