Lema, the polite elegance of innovation

Angelo Meroni, president of Lema that leads the field of “Made in Italy” design, describes to Designbest his family-run business that in over 85 years, has expanded and evolved reaching its current international scope, combining innovation and industrial organization with superior craftsmanship.

2018 Christmas Special

Christmas Special 2018: my gift is design

Whether you’re writing an interminable Christmas that includes all your loved ones, or you’re compiling – in the hope that others might be more generous - your own list, stop for a second and take a look at our special feature.

World of accessories

Pelty, the first fire-powered speaker in the world

It’s wireless and powerful with excellent sound quality too. What more could you wish for from a portable speaker? Well, check-out this Bluetooth version: in ceramic, wood and glass, it produces a crystal clear sound thanks to the heat of a flame.

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Tiny appliances: our favourite chefs

In recent years, cooking has been increasingly more valued as an art-form and the “cooking challenge” is the latest trend in contemporary living. Although, it’s seldom as easy and fun...

World of accessories

Galleggianti by Moreno Ratti, the floating marble vase

Florals are the perfect all year-round pattern; this is a detail that adds an extra special touch to your home. So, why don’t you go for something bewitching?


Interno Milanese - Zanotta and Salvioni pay tribute to the city of Milan

An expositive and cultural project for the city of Milan created by a partnership between Zanotta and Salvioni Design Solutions. Held at the prestigious showroom in via Durini, this ideal apartment combines design icons and Carlo Stanga’s wonderful illustrations.

Table settings

Black and gold on the Christmas table

A Christmas table with contrasting black and gold accents as well as contemporary textiles and pleated plates, crystal glasses and simple cutlery. The new style rules for the upcoming festive season add a contemporary twist to luxury elegance.


Pebble by Living Divani, a “vain” writing desk

Simple, sensual lines (inspired by the organic silhouettes of stones), great attention to detail and refined materials: this is our favourite writing desk that with the right accessories, you transform into a chic, refined vanity unit.


A headboard that serves as a room divider too

Here, a double bed takes centre stage and thanks to its elongated headboard, is the perfect room divider...

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The Christmas gift ideas of the top stores in Turin

After Milan and Rome, our quest to find the best Christmas presents browsing through the shop windows of the top interior design stores of the main Italian cities, lands in Turin, the splendid old capital of the Savoy that definitely deserves a visit