An Insider's Guide to the Italian Design Renaissance
A new generation is giving the country's storied reputation some contemporary cool. Meet the talents leading Italy's reboot.
The 46-year-old, who won a Compasso d'Oro award for his biodegradable spork, is now best known for giving common objects innovative new functions, as in his bedside lamp that doubles as a bookmark when turned off.
One Piece to Own: The solid-stone Mel, Gas, Bal stools have two uses: sculptural-looking weatherproof seats or the world's fanciest road bollards.