Lladrò

high end porcelain art creations. Founded in the village of Almassera, Spain, in 1953, Lladró was born from the passion of three brothers Juan, Josè and Vicente, talented artists that turned porcelain into art pieces. They were so successful that ended up building an empire with their own hands. Nowadays the offer has extended: not only Lladró offers the …

Soleil d’Hermès

Hermès for me is always an inexhaustible source of inspiration when I want to create a wonderful table, not only for the quality of the finest porcelain and impeccable craftsmanship, but also for the strong identity and uniqueness of the decorations that evoke atmospheres and tell stories. This magic has been handed down for six generations, a long …

Din’s Gin

Edoardo is an Italian young man in love with Tuscany where he has been living the past 20 years. He has travelled the world and after all decided that the slow and easy life he found near the charming old town of Bolgheri was what he was looking for. Passionate for nature, animals, good life and excellent food, Edoardo had the vision of making …

Il Colore del Grano

Il Colore del Grano is not just another place where you can eat and drink, but a tasting experience of only gourmet local products and ingredients matched with classic or signature cocktails listening to great music in an ancient setting of a tavern brought to new life. Be treated to a “mixology” experience  by Cristiano Demi, a bartender …

Populonia and Baratti

The village of POPULONIA is an ancient Etruscan town  originally called Fufluna, from the name of the God of wine, the only great Etruscan city founded on the sea, with its port in the Gulf of Baratti. The village was built on what was once the ancient acropolis, around 300 A.D. Populonia reached its splendour in the 7th and 6th centuries B.C, and …

Vito Nesta

I first met Vito Nesta last summer for his exhibition “Diary of a Designer” in Genova, a collection he created during the very first lockdown. In this article I wish to tell the story of an Italian mind overlooking the world! Vito was born in Puglia, region in the South of Italy, in 1987. He attended the Interior design college in Florence and after his graduation …

Puglia

Puglia is an Italian region located in the southern part of Italy, bordered by the Adriatic Sea on the east coast  and the Ionian Sea on the west coast. Puglia is known as one of the richest archaeological regions in Italy and has three UNESCO world heritage sites: Castel del Monte, Alberobello and the Sanctuary of San Michele Arcangelo.

Giorgio Morandi

Giorgio Morandi was born in Bologna on 20th July 1890. He spent almost his whole life working as a painter and etcher in a small studio-flat in Via Fondazza that he shared with his three sisters. He never had a proper atelier, but he lived and worked in a medium-size room with a window looking onto a small yard, subject of several of his paintings.

Paolo Castelli – The Object d’Auteur Collection

This time I wish to write about the collection OBJECT D’AUTEUR, a tribute to the artist Giorgio Morandi, one of the most important figures of Italian painting of the 19th century and one of our best-known and admired artists in the world. The project started with a creative partnership between …