New York is crazy for the Italian design culture. We have already explored five locations in the Big Apple were iconic design brands allow visitors to immerse themselves in the extraordinary beauty and character of the Italian style, admiring it, experiencing it, and buying it. Here are four more of them:
De Padova (56 Greene St., 3rd floor) – “De Padova Soho”, designed by Piero Lissoni and inaugurated on occasion of the New York design night, is the first flagship store of the brand in the U.S. The space is as a home where De Padova icons fit perfectly with Boffi’s (which bought De Padova in 2015) and MA/U Studio’s creations.
Cappellini (152 Wooster Street) – The creations of one of the most authoritative Italian brands, with their simplicity and timeless aesthetic, are the work of some of the most important signatures in the world of design. One of the novelties presented is the 25th anniversary edition of the famous “Felt” by Marc Newson, created sinuously folding a fiberglass sheet, is presented in a numbered edition signed by the designer, embellished with a leather covering in 1950s colors.
Giorgetti (DDC Design Post – 181 Madison Ave) – The new collection to celebrate the 120th anniversary of the Italian design brand is hosted in the concept shop-in-shop within DDC Design Post. With their extraordinarily distinctive style, the new creations signed by leading international designers transform noble materials into timeless, refined and sophisticated furnishings. Creations such as the “All Around” and “Galet” chairs and dormeuse designed by Ludovica + Roberto Palomba showcase the wisdom of Made in Italy design.
Cassina (151 Wooster St.; and 155 East 56th) A major interpreter of the Italian beauty, Cassina produced and produces masterpieces signed by designers such as Wright, Pesce, Magistretti, Starck, Anastassiades, and Urquiola (art director Cassina). One of these masterpieces is the “Taliesin 1” armchair, a real wooden origami designed by Frank Lloyd Wright in 1949 for his home/studio in Arizona, and today produced in 450 limited editions, in blue, petrol green and amaranth colors.
Ilona Catani Scarlett