“Lella Vignelli, a Designer With a Spare, Elegant Style, Dies at 82” wrote The New York Times a couple of days ago. The digital magazine Quartz summarizes in a few words the story of the famous couple, Lella and Massimo Vignelli, and their difficult battle against the flow: “A legendary husband-and-wife design team fought to get her equal credit for 40 years.”
To remember Lella, we decided to re-publish our article about Designed by: Lella Vignelli—a book of love that her husband Massimo edited in 2013, just few weeks before passing away. The book is a compendium of Lella’s contributions to design.
Born out of a conversation with Massimo, our longtime friend, the article was entitled “The Realist and the Dreamer,” where “The Realist” was Lella—not his muse, but his wife and life-long professional partner. Massimo wanted the book to be an inspiration to all women, and circulated it free on the Internet.
“For years,” Massimo wrote in his introduction, “the collaboration between female architects and designers and their partners has been under-appreciated …” And, he maintained, Lella had always been the hard rock behind his dreams: “consistent throughout her career; unfailingly intelligent; rigorous, not arbitrary; timeless, not trendy.”
Editor in Chief Letizia Airos and Mezzo Soprano Marianna Pizzolato in the dressing room of Metropolitan Opera
Quella di Sergio Romano è una delle voci più autorevoli e ascoltate nel panorama italiano. Storico, commentatore e analista politico, è stato Ambasciatore d’Italia a Mosca negli ultimi anni dell’Unione Sovietica. Interrotta, per sua scelta, la lunga carriera ai vertici della diplomazia, si è dedicato allo studio e all’insegnamento. Il suo sguardo, anche quando non si condividono le sue opinioni, è illuminante, chiarificatore, a volte anticipatore. Nella nostra intervista parliamo di America, di Europa e di Putin, a cui è dedicato il suo ultimo libro.
Sergio Romano, Italian writer, journalist, and historian
Photo: TV 2000 Ufficio stampa
Sergio Romano carries a lot of weight on Italian turf. The historian, political analyst and commentator served as the Italian Ambassador to Moscow at the twilight of the Soviet Union and later suspended his diplomatic career to focus on research and teaching. Even those who differ in opinion admit his viewpoint is always illuminating, informative, occasionally prophetic. We sat down with him to talk about America, Europe and the subject of his latest book: Putin
Interview with Gianfranco Rosi, the critically acclaimed Italian director of the documentary 'Fire at Sea', winner of the Golden Bear at the 66th Berlin International Film Festival and Italian entry for the Best Foreign Language Film at the upcoming 89th Academy Awards. Now opening in North American theaters.
As seen on i-Italy | TV. Chief Operating Officer John Viola
The youngest president in the history of NIAF talks about his first years on the job, explains how the organization works, and outlines his views for the future. He also touches upon delicate topics such as NIAF’s relationship with other Italian-American organizations, and he prides NIAF’s partnership with i-Italy.
Letizia Airos in a pause during the shooting of the video "Design Speaks Italian" at Ferrari Store in Manhattan
Da ora gli italiani residenti in New Jersey non dovranno più recarsi a Manhattan per ottenere il loro documento di espatrio italiano. E' stata consegnata al console onorario di Clifton, Dominic Caruso, la postazione mobile per la rivelazione delle impronte biometriche. I dati registrati a Clifton verranno infatti trasmessi al Consolato Generale che spedirà il passaporto agli utenti. L'evento si è svolto alla presenza del console generale Francesco Genuardi, il sottosegretario agli Affari Esteri, Enzo Amendola ed il CGIE Silvana Mangione, Giulio Picolli, rappresentante dell'Associazione italiana Ieri, Oggi, Domani, e tanti altri connazionali.
E vi raccontiamo la storia di Ferruccio e Francesca. E' loro il primo passaporto rilasciato a Clifton
Stefania Giannini, the Italian Minister of Education, at the Italian Consulate in NYC
Interview in New York with the Minister of Education, Universities, and Research – Stefania Giannini. “I believe that now more than ever, the key words of the education and school systems – as well as society as a whole – are openness, inclusion, and equality. Through my political action, inspired by what I would call a liberal vision of the world, I’m trying to affirm these principles.”