Italian design dictates the trend, catches our eye, styles our homes and our wardrobes, and speaks to us deeply.
1. Carpano Antica Sweet Vermouth
Served on the rocks, perhaps with an orange peel in the glass, this red vermouth tastes like vanilla, figs, cinnamon, and cocoa.
2. Amaro Nonino Quintessentia
This grappa-based digestif made in northern Italy’s Friuli region is infused with a blend of many herbs, spices, and roots.
3. Imperia Tabletop Pasta Machine
The best-known small restaurant pasta machine in Italy.
The standard-bearer of Italian style and quality in the kitchen. alessi.com
5. GD Cucine Design
GD Cucine brings the G&D Arredamenti collection to the United States at their flagship showroom located in Chelsea. gdcucine.com
6. Ermenegildo Zegna Suits
Recognized internationally for making fine wool suits for more than 100 years, this family-owned business is headquartered in Milan and actively promotes improvements in wool production all over the world. zegna.com
7. Unic Stella di Caffè espresso machine
An evolved, multiboiler espresso machine that achieves the perfect cup every time! unic-espresso.com
8. Masters of Dreams
The first episode of this documentary series about iconic jewelry houses around the world spotlights Italian jewelers who have immortalized the tradition of making unique Italian jewelry.
Available on DVD at frenchcx.com
9. Anything with Sophia Loren in it!
10. Italian Futurism, 1909–1944: Reconstructing the Universe
The first comprehensive overview of Italian Futurism to be presented in the United States, featuring more than 300 works executed between 1909 and 1944 and encompassing not only painting and sculpture but also architecture, design, ceramics, fashion, film, photography, advertising, free-form poetry, publications, music, theater, and performance. At the Guggenheim from February 21 to September 1, 2014. guggenheim.org
11. Renzo Piano’s New Whitney Museum
Designed by renowned Italian architect Renzo Piano, New York’s Whitney Museum of American Art will open a new building to the public in 2015. Rising between the High Line and the Hudson River, its exterior is expected to rival its interior in terms of artistic integrity and iconic style. whitney.org