My earlier post on the reported troubles with firming up costs for the Type 26 and with getting to contract award have been generating a healthy discussion in the comments section, and that is great. 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.
An interior design blog by Patricia Gray an award winning interior designer, furniture designer and artist from Vancouver who has who has created personalized environments for celebrities such as John Travolta and is published in numerous magazines including Architectural Digest.
The Skipjack design studio utilizes many shipboard items that are removed from retired ships in foreign and domestic shipyards as well as natural materials such as locally found driftwood, boards and vintage fisherman’s materials to produce one of a kind nautical/coastal furniture and furnishings!
The italian FREMM has accommodation for at least 200 following the modifications (180 on the french FREMM), but also has a core crew considerably larger than the french variant (108 including 14 men of the helicopter flight): the GP was meant to have a crew of 131, and the ASW of 133.
In 1945-1946 engineer, Pierluigi Torre was assigned to design a new scooter that would employ a steel tube frame construction. Italy’s always on the cutting edge of everything — fashion, interior design, sports cars — but for years, a prohibitive exchange rate for the euro meant the country’s sleek, modern furniture wasn’t readily available here. Confession: In between all the books and work, I’ve been trying to design a line of luggage. The duo attended the Salone del Mobile Milano — the largest international furniture show — in April to select styles for the Desert Italia collection.