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Modern Classic Chair Made of Marble and Wood

Why would anyone want a chair made of cold, hard marble? To look at, of course. This beautiful creation was conceived by RIVA 1920 and MGM/La Marmoteca. Resting on handsome nut wood legs, the seat is made of Carrera marble and curls at the ends, referencing Alvar Aalto’s iconic Paimio Chair. The smooth design contrasts the differing textures of the wood and marble while showcasing the grain and veins of ...

Men’s Camo and Burlap Chukka Boot

The Men’s True Timber and Burlap Alto Chukka is an outdoorsy boot by the Italian-America brand Del Toro. Handmade in Italy, the luxury shoe is crafted from leather and ambra margom. In fact, the heel tab, the laces, and the lining are made of leather. The rustic-meets-refined design is available online from Del Toro for $325.

Revolton Bikes Set Sail on the Streets

Revolton brings a touch of the sea into the design of their luxury bicycles. Their bikes pay homage to nautical traditions in form and material. Most striking is the sail suspended along three tubes. More subtle is the miniature ship’s wheel decorating the rear. Made to order in Como, Italy, the bikes are handcrafted from the highest grades of steel, aluminum, wood, leather, and canvas. Check out the Lasco in ...

BOLD Tees from Milan

Designed by Noway Apparel, a creative studio based in Milan, BOLD is a summery collection of almost-plain white tees with silkscreen graphics. The t-shirts are printed with abstract shapes and letting in blue, pink, and black scrawl. Like all of Noway’s tees, the BOLD line is decorated by hand in a limited edition run. The shirts sell online for €25.

Industrial Tull Lamp for the Home

Reimagining industrial design, Tommaso Caldera created the Tull Lamp for the Italian workshop Incipit. The metal lamp is composed of a spinned aluminum diffuser and a steel wire cage. Colorfully painted and softly finished, the design hangs on a white cord and is a bright alternative to classic warehouse style. Photography by Matteo Pastorio

Fantasia Babele Wooden Lamp

New from MID, Fantasia Babele is a wooden lamp with architectural instincts. The design features a classic lampshade silhouette that is broken up by gaps in both the lamp neck and shade. When the tubular LED light is turned on, its glow spills through the holes in the design, transforming the seemingly simple table lamp into a contemporary vision of sustainable lighting. Just as a room presents itself to be ...

GBlog Interviews Italian Photographer Ettore Moni

GBlog had the privilege of speaking with Ettore Moni, a Parma-born documentary photographer. Moni’s work has been published in Documentary Platform, Domus, Splash, Grab Magazine, Formagramma, New Landscape Photography, Lenscratch, and featured at Parma’s Untype gallery as well as at the European Festival of Photography. With a background in fashion photography and portraiture, Moni currently focuses his attention on Italian landscape and history. Moni’s most recent venture, Alps, functions as ...

Italian Modular Furniture by Luca Binaglia

Designed by Luca Binaglia for Abnormal, Share is a seven-piece set of modular furniture for the living room. Each of the seats, whether flat or curved in shape, can stand alone or stack to form a larger design. For example, the components can be turned into armchairs, lounge chairs, loveseats, sofas, poufs, and ottomans. The polyurethane seats are produced in Italy by Ge.Sa snc.The pillowcases make use of reclaimed yarns ...

Italian Gentlewoman and Gentleman Bicycles

Marketed as “gentlewoman” and “gentleman” bicycles, Campagnola and Passeggio are two new designs from the Italian workshop Satorie Meccaniche. Campagnola is a vision with a bare aluminum frame. Made for exploring the countryside, the bike has large tires that keep the rider comfortable even when passing over rough terrain. Practical and elegant, the design is outfitted with an integrated alloy basket and a brown leather seat. Like Campagnola, Passeggio embodies ...

Watch Inspired by the Bottom of a Glass Bottle

Designed by London’s Industrial Facility for the Italian brand NAVA Design, the Bottle Watch is an analog wristwatch with a face that resembles the bottom of a glass bottle. Turn over an empty bottle of beer or old-fashioned soda to see that there are usually sixty grooves cut into the base. These notches prevent suction between the glass and the table. On a watch, however, they’re mostly decorative; the notches ...