In addition to furniture design, Italy has also set trends for industrial design. Returning to my blog…almost from the beginning I found my voice, or so I believe, being Italian, from Milan, being a designer…it was easy to choose my path: write most about Italian design or Italian way of life; not sure if I was truly successful but certainly I had many followers appreciating me.italian design

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.

Recently, I received an invitation from one of businessmen to designing his nightclub by Italian ideas and Italian decoration, I accepted this invitation and start looking about Italian cafe, Italian nightclub and Italian restaurants to make one exclusive design for him.

You get to see objects from design powerhouses like Patricia Urquiola and Gae Aulenti along with ambitious and sometimes eccentric works from relatively ignored Italian designers of the past—the presentation intentionally presents no hierarchy between the two groups, again for the purpose of highlighting ideas as opposed to names and singular authorship.

Alessi: In general with innovation, people tend to want as much freedom as possible: designers and, I have to confess, also me. But if I look back to my experience, there were several occasions when clear, reasonable, and intelligent constraints were helpful.italian designitalian design