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Throughout history, Italy has always been an artistic powerhouse with an unmatched impact on fashion, art, design, and culture. For centuries, Italian design has reigned as one of the most iconic and noteworthy design influences from around the world, and this pattern has continued into modern times without skipping a beat. Setting itself apart from other cultures, Italian design balances an appreciation for both the ornate and the minimalist, the functional and the decorative, the classic and the contemporary. This week, we’re highlighting five exciting items that showcase the elegance and ingenuity of Italian design—simply bellissimo! 
Giopato & Coombes
Giopato & Coombes are known for creating incredibly innovative designs, and once again, they do not disappoint. Ornate, playful, and exuding a wonderfully whimsical character, the Flauti suspension lamp is an entirely unique pendant light design. Available in a wide range of select color combinations, Flauti is the perfect way to add a pop of color to your space while still showcasing stylish, elegant, and modern designs. Made entirely out of mouth-blown Murano glass, the modules mix different traditional techniques of Murano glass-blowing such as “ballotòn” and “filigrana,” and match historical Venetian colors that recall romantic sunsets over the floating Italian city.
Angelo Mangiarotti
The work of Italian architectural and design legend, Angelo Mangiarotti, the Club 44 chair achieved great acclaim after its unveiling in the namesake project “Le Club 44” in La Chaux-de-Fonds, Switzerland in 1957. While often regarded for his profound work with marble, stone, and metals, Club 44 finds Mangiarotti taking a softer approach, with a beautifully geometric, upholstered wooden chair. Though designed more than six decades ago, the timeless Club 44 feels astoundingly contemporary, and is capable of adding a sense of modernity to any space, even as just one chair. Simply irresistible, the Club 44 is a must-have for anyone looking to create a chic and stylish interior.
Lievore, Altherr, Molina
Playful and contemporary, the Zoe Chair simply begs you to relax. Extraordinarily comfortable, Zoe’s plush figure allows you to sink in and immerse yourself in supreme Summer bliss. Zoe takes the shape of the user’s body through interior compartments of micro-beads, which then allow ergonomics to vary with the movement of the body. Zoe’s fun appearance works effortlessly in lounge spaces, bedrooms, and children’s rooms, and is also available in an outdoor version, the perfect finishing touch to a relaxing beach house getaway. Zoe can be upholstered in a wide range of fabrics and is available in many different sizes, as a pouf, as a chaise, or as a lounge chair.
Angelo Mangiarotti
Angelo Mangiarotti devoted an enormous amount of his career to creating stunning designs that perfectly highlight the strength and versatility of marble. An enduring classic, Loico is a sophisticated and timeless design that looks flawless from every angle and elevates the room with its presence, transcending fleeting trends and styles. With its sleek, rounded marble pillars, Loico feels like a subtle reference to the marble sculptures of the Italian Renaissance found in museums around the world. Loico features shelves which can be slotted in to create bookcases in adjustable height and length, and is available in white Carrara, grey Carnic, black Marquina marble, green Alpi, and Emperador marble.
Piero Lissoni
The latest release by contemporary Italian design mastermind, Piero Lissoni, the Alberese Sofa is an irresistible design. Offering large cushions and a generous spaciousness, the modular sofa is exceptionally comfortable, while also stylish and approachable. Featuring dozens of different modules and components, Alberese can be configured in hundreds of different ways to meet the exact needs and specifications of your space. The sofa fits beautifully alongside the rest of De Padova’s elegant collection, sporting the clean lines, soft silhouette, and limitless customization that the Milan-based brand has been known for over the past several decades.