Inside the Rooms of Pompeii

Sizzling and almost piercing rays of sun strike down the land that was at one time swept up by Vesuvius’ eruption in 79AD. At one time, Pompeii must have been a breathtaking city, but now, at first glance, you’ll see many shaken walls left bare without roofs. When I first arrived at the ruins of…

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Contemporary European Landscapes: Vienna, Zurich, Copenhagen

Experiencing the unique history and culture of Europe, traveling from city to city, it is a dream that many people put on their bucket list. Margherita Bagiacchi, a Professor in the Interior Design department at Istituto Lorenzo de’ Medici, held three lectures on contemporary European landscapes, exploring these dream-like places, through the cities of Vienna,…

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Salone del Mobile

Freshly carried back by bus from Milano, your Interior Design blogger returns with a site report, composed after browsing the booths at the Salone del Mobile, the design world’s biggest to date exhibition, all 200,000 m2 of it! After ricocheting from Classic furniture to Euroluce to Workplace 3.0 to Salone Satellite, I needed to sit…

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The End of the World at Pecci

UFO. Onion. These are the very deliberate descriptors used to characterise the Pecci Museum. Built originally in the 1980s by an Italian architect named Italo Gamberini, it was at the time the biggest contemporary art museum in Italy. Two years ago the museum made more of an effort to connect with the city of Florence…

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Wonder that knows no bounds: Milano Design Week

by Petia Stoykova   Design Week always brings a major crowd to Milan, the design capital of Italy. It is a brilliant week that allows designers to connect in many different ways; with established designers observing the present components of the design world, newcomers showcasing their new collections, and aspiring designers searching for inspiration. The…

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Coffee table prototype

Two classes of Sustainable design with their  professor  Marco Sorito worked on the project of a small glass coffee table. A student’s project (Ana Martha Salinas Villagomez – Industrial Design major) was chosen by  VETRERIA DURGONI, a glassmaker company with over 50 years experience in manufacturing glass for interior design and product design,  to be produced as prototype in their…

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Architecture and Community in Bologna

by Petia Stoykova Maintaining an awareness of our surroundings is especially important in the work of a designer because it helps us orient ourselves in the world. We found out about different approaches to understanding and handling space during a field trip to Bologna, where we explored the architectural studio of Mario Cucinella and the…

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