Barnaba Fornasetti’s Hallucinatory House Has His Father’s Spirit

Behind a nondescript facade in northeastern Milan is the magical residence of Barnaba Fornasetti. It's a shrine to the style developed by his design-legend father, which still defies categorization.

by Jorge S. Arango | photos by Oberto Gili
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Barnaba Fornasetti’s Hallucinatory House Has His Father’s Spirit

Massimo Listri Carves out a Singular Home in Florence

The architectural lensman is famed for his depictions of palatial spaces. Here, he shares exclusive photographs of his own labyrinthine apartment and tells us about its eclectic rooms.

by Megan Cipollini | photos by Massimo Listri
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Massimo Listri Carves out a Singular Home in Florence

Meet the Couple behind the Chicest Franco-Florentine Design Gallery

The founders of Flair in Florence transformed a shared affinity for French vintage furniture into the city's most fashion-forward design gallery.

by Megan Cipollini | photos by Manfredi Gioacchini
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Meet the Couple behind the Chicest Franco-Florentine Design Gallery

Lionizing Ettore Sottsass as a Postmodern Maestro

The Met Breuer retrospective celebrates 60 years of the artist’s career working in diverse creative fields and his contributions to the little-understood but influential Memphis design movement, which he founded.

by Marisa Bartolucci
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Lionizing Ettore Sottsass as a Postmodern Maestro

Patrick Parrish Is Looking for Authenticity and Innovation

The New York gallerist has a passion for the unexpected, a knack for identifying talent and a skill for timing it all just right. On view now: exhilarating new works by Brian Thoreen.

by Tim McKeough | photos by Lesley Unruh
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Patrick Parrish Is Looking for Authenticity and Innovation

Patricia Urquiola Crafts a Contemporary Lake Como Escape

Taking cues from nature and Italian modernism, the Spanish architect has created Il Sereno, a luxe, minimalist hotel that radiates serenity.

by Andrew Sessa
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Patricia Urquiola Crafts a Contemporary Lake Como Escape

Gaetano Pesce’s Flexible Art-Design Breaks the Mold

At 76, the Italian innovator is on a roll, with a museum show in Los Angeles, a park in Padua and a slew of rubbery new furniture, vases, jewelry and shoes.

by Marisa Bartolucci
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Gaetano Pesce’s Flexible Art-Design Breaks the Mold

Jan Showers Shows Dallas How to Do Glamour without Glitz

The designer displays a predilection for quiet sophistication in her interiors and her string of new furnishings collections.

by Jorge S. Arango
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Jan Showers Shows Dallas How to Do Glamour without Glitz

On the Surface

For the latest in its series of Design Dialogues, the contemporary design magazine Surface joined up with 1stdibs to present a rousing panel discussion between Stephen Alesch and Robin Standefer, the co-founders of much-in-demand design firm Roman and Williams, and Dennis Freedman, passionate collector and creative director of Barneys New York.

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