Italian design

Everyday Italian Design

Fattobene (Done Well): Italian Everyday Artifacts by Anna Lagorio and Alex Carnevali explores objects that are designed but, in a curious way, undesigned.

Elegantissima!

Louise Fili is the most elegant woman I know—no exaggeration—so I had to smile when I learned the title of her monograph was Elegantissima (Princeton Architectural Press). She’s also the most Italian Italian-American I know. (She gets Italian cable!) Louise teaches a summer workshop for the School of Visual Arts back in the old...