Contributors / Ivan Carvalho

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Made of stern stuff

The supremacy of the Italian design sector lies in its craftsmanship, use of fine materials and stylistic ingenuity. But our look at recent developments shows that it’s also an industry that knows how to innovate and evolve…

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Frontline reporting

In Italy’s worst-hit region, a plucky local newspaper is a lifeline for many residents. We meet its editor to learn about the challenges of covering a pandemic.

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New wave

Scattered among the dunes and beaches of a Portuguese coastal resort, a series of holiday homes capture the country’s golden age of modernist architecture.

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On the right page

An independent publisher that’s been bringing northern European hits to Italian readers for decades is embarking on a new chapter.

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Wheels in motion

The Pirelli CEO has been kicking the company’s tyres for 25 years and has pushed for innovation to help outmanoeuvre its competitors. But he’s tough: ‘If you’re respected and not liked you have done your job.’

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Delving deeper

Sigfrido Ranucci hosts Italy’s leading investigative news show. And with all that digging to be done, he needs a crack team.

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Hot platters

The celebrated chef finds inspiration in the company of his 12,000-strong vinyl collection.

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Pasta master

Although quintessentially Italian, pasta-makers are increasingly reliant on imported wheat. We meet the man shaping a more sustainable future for its production.

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Paper stocks

In a world of sliding newspaper sales, Rome daily ‘La Repubblica’ offers a beacon of hope for printed media.

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La bella vita

With its thriving businesses and close-knit community, it’s little wonder this scenic Italian town has a winning quality of life.

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Making a stand

Milan is synonymous with high fashion and luxury brands. But away from the limelight it is also home to artisanal clothing and accessory firms that underpin the city’s standing as a global capital of style. Monocle meets…

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Letters from home

We meet the makers and painters continuing the aesthetic legacy of their cities, creating and preserving signs with gold leaf, ochre-white paint and neon tubes.

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Tools gold

Big-box retail and out-of-town stores are struggling in the DIY sector. This is the chance for a revival of small inner-city hardware hubs where knowledge and service rule the day. In Italy they have a model to copy.

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Expo 88: Drink in the view

Forst is a family-owned brewery with the mountains of South Tyrol as its backdrop and a commitment to staying independent as its calling card. And it doesn’t hurt that the beer tastes bloody good.

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Work wonders

Manufacturing in Turin may have withered but the Borgo Rossini district has made grand use of empty industrial spaces to refashion a warm community in its place.

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Style counsel

When Raffaello Napoleone took over at Pitti Immagine, Florence’s Pitti Uomo was a moribund trade fair. Having revitalised both it and the city’s fashion business, he shares his wisdom on the leadership skills needed to help…

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