The September Issue – Italy is the country where culture, design and ‘gioia di viveré’ megre to form a logical whole. Old crafts rub shoulders with the latest design styles. Take, for example, the annual spectacle of the Salone del Mobile. For outsiders it resembles an almost inconceivable explosion of creativity for which literally the world as a whole travels to the Italian city of Milan.

Another unique event is the International Architecture Exhibition – La Biennale di Venezia – this year curated by the architect Rem Koolhaas. With the theme “fundamentals” he focused on histories and tried to reconstruct how architecture has found itself in its current situation, and speculated on its future.

Read more on Italian artists and the leap from Italy to Los Angeles where OBJEKT©International immersed itself in that Californian ambience in this issue!