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Renovated Italian Villa

Renovated by XiT Architetti Associati in 2011, this Italian villa graces the sunny countryside of Oderzo. The architects removed previous additions, exposing the original structure, which dates back to the early 1800s. Then, they polished the house inside and out, transforming it into a contemporary family home. The exterior nods to historical styles while emboldening the look with details such as steel-framed arches. Inside, the house stays with a neutral ...

Plug by ZPSTUDIO

Designed by Italy’s ZPSTUDIO, the Plug is a dual-function umbrella stand and candle holder. The three sockets can secure three umbrellas, ferrule down, when placed on the floor or a trio of candles when positioned on a table. Made of a single marble block, each Plug is CNC-crafted and hand-refined by marble artists. Combining old and new, the Plug brings the industrial look to a classic material.

Cromatica by Digital Habits

Designed by Italy’s Digital Habits, creators of the P.A.C.O. Concrete Speaker, Chromatica is hybrid table lamp and speaker made to foster synesthetic experiences of light, sound, and gesture. The holistic, ambient technology can be remote- and touch-controlled via its signature app. The white and RBG LEDs, for example, can be adjusted for any mood or occasion by swiping the app’s color wheel. Italian inside and out, the innovative design is ...

Surfph-o-morph Surfboards

Collaboratively designed and made by industrial designer Giulio Iacchetti and Francesco A. Fiorentio of Surfer’s Den, “Surfph-o-morph” is a trio of Italian surfboards. Inspired by marine animals, the three boards each represent a whale, a dolphin, and a shark in black, gray, and white, respectively. Each design has curves and dorsal fins for character and naturalism. Photography by Max Rommel

“Case Sospese”
 / “Suspended Homes” Photoset

“Case Sospese,”
 or “Suspended Homes,” is a visual exploration of landscape and architecture by documentary photographer Ettore Moni. Capturing scenes along the river Po, the Parma-born photographer delved into architectural and anthropological ideas of how people transform the banks of Italy and how their lives are in turn shaped by nature. Moni’s pictures take in the greater landscape while centralizing unusual houses on stilts, boats, and barges: the man-made forms ...

Pot.pourri Modular Home Decor

New from 3dotscollective, Pot.pourri is a modular design with Venezuelan and European influences. The metal components reference indigenous Venezuelan basket-weaving, and the concrete elements echo contemporary Europe’s industrial aesthetic. Together, the ten pieces form bowls, vases, and hanging lamps in 100-plus variations. The designers’ vision is now on display at Milan Design Week, showing at the Ventura Team-Up at Via Dei Canzi 19 from April 8-13.

The Herb Sofa System by Burak Kocak

New from Burak Kocak, a student designer based in Milan, the Herb is a sofa system with an with an integrated shelf and end table. The shelf does overtime as a power connector and reading light as well. Made of lacquered oak, plastic, and gray Kvadrat fabric, the unit keeps it cool with versatile neutral tones and a soft blue. Via Design Milk

Carbon Fiber E-bike by Leaos

Handmade in Italy, the Leaos 2.0 is an electric bike with 100% carbon fiber mudguards and handlebars. The sleek design is similar in build to an Itera bike and comes in matte black or black-and-white styles. A unisex bike, the Leaos has a frame size of 180cm. Powered by a 11.6 Ah BMZ battery and an MPF central motor with 250/350 watts, 36 volts, and torque of 50 Nm, the ...

Sella/Sellino Stools

Young studio bibi design is a two-person team based in Turin, Italy. They specialize in design for men, but their Sella/Sellino Stools have universal appeal with their eye-catching bike saddle shapes. The four-legged stools come in two heights and are made of beech plywood, which gives the designs a papery, layered look. Both versions come in natural, light green or lilac finish.

Ludovica by Zanocchi & Starke

Designed by Zanocchi & Starke of Turin, Italy, Ludovica is a modern bookend with a removable reading light. The two-part design is composed of a red aluminum frame and a light housed in white plastic. The lamp can be secured inside the angular frame or taken out and rested on a desk or bedside table. Powered by LEDs, the light runs for four hours on its own or more when ...