Tag: design

Back in the USA: Fiat 500 and Alfa Romeo Giulietta

In separate articles or reviews, The Wall Street Journal notes the return to the US of two classic Italian cars:  the Fiat 500 and the Alfa Giulietta.  The Fiat 500 is the iconic tiny car that defined an era for many Italians.  The new version, defined as cute but hip, performs well and has been very popular in Europe.  Whether it will sell in the US remains to be seen.  The Giulietta, sleek, sexy and efficient, is scheduled to be available in the States starting in 2014.

Italian design in New York

Corriere della Sera notes that on Greene Street, from the 29th November to the 6th January, there will be 20 showrooms dedicated to the best in Italian design. The organizers want to highlight not only the style and elegance of products “made in Italy” but also its craftsmanship and unique qualities.  There are also Italian design tie-ins with the upcoming installations “Perchance to Dream” featuring Roberto Bolle and Peter Greenaway’s “Leonardo’s Last Supper.”