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Paint is the fastest and least expensive way to create change, drama and impact in your space. So far, concept cars have always contributed to show the designers’ talent, the engineers’ vision for style and safety and the great potentials of the Italian automobile industry. Skipjack’s brass fish hook belt buckle leads the way both in design AND price, and is a favorite for both the nautical inspired and fisherman alike.

They will be proclaimed by the Consul General of Italy the Italian Design Ambassadors in Vancouver” and will receive a stylish dedicated storefront banner or plaque. Linda’s design work blended the wonderful period items that I love to live with together with a liveable space with traditional upholstered (comfortable) seating furniture and an eye-pleasing color palette that brought it all together.italian design

A joint effort between the Italian Cultural institute, architect Massimo Vignelli, president of la Fondazione NY and the Italian trade commission spawned a contest designed to highlight how Italian designers have stretched their creative and innovative talents, despite Italy’s most recent, challenging economic times.

Among the designers that have helped the brand make its mark are Ludovico (Vico) Magistretti, who produced the popular Maui” chair, Philippe Starck who designed the first chair for Kartell, Dr. Glob,” Alberto Meda , who made the Honeycomb” chair, Antonio Citterio, who made the Mobil” chest of drawers, and other noted designers such as Patricia Urquiola and Ferruccio Laviani.italian design

Looking at the realities that define tomorrow’s furniture and product designs, participants take a look at key trends, contemporary lifestyles, consumer needs and emotional perceptions, understanding the relationship and ‘identity’ of the project to be developed.italian design