The Milan cathedral holds an impressive record. It is the building that features the highest number of statues and gargoyles in the whole world. The Duomo is adorned with more than 3400 statues representing various subject. Saints, royals, poets and politicians are all well represented in and around the church.
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The 2023 Milano Design Week is about to start! Here is the list of the seven best not to be missed events of this year's edition of the most sought after design event. Thousands of design professionals and enthusiasts are flocking to Milan for a full week of design enchantment
A recent article by Elisabetta Povoledo, the Italian correspondent of The New York Times, highlights the struggles that the Duomo Cathedral is going through. Weather conditions and pollution are a threat to the beauty of the Milanese landmark par excellence.
Brutalism is an architectural style which became fairly popular starting from the mid fifties. It then found application also in industrial design thanks to trailblazers like Bob Noorda and Massimo Vignelli. Nowadays it is back especially in web design. Read why it became once again a design trend.
At number 11 of the very central Corso Venezia in Milan stands a monumental building whose entrance door is set back a few meters from the course of the road. This is the former seminary of the city. "Former" because the building doesn’t host young people with a vocation for the priesthood anymore and in a few weeks it will become a new luxury hotel in the fashion capital.
Bruno Munari won three times the Compasso D'oro the most prestigious award in the design field. In this video interview he describes the perfection of the fiasco (the wine flask). An object that perfectly responds to those design requirements that the Italian artist and designer had pursued for his entire career.