intOndo Magazine

Dream houses around the world: Gio Ponti's multifaceted talent

While an exhibition dedicated to Gio Ponti's architecture is on display at MAXXI in Rome, intOndo introduces you to three houses he designed in South America and Iran. Built between the '50s and '60s, they are examples of made in Italy avant-garde and timeless modernity, which still influences the way contemporary living space is conceived.

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A disco-style house

From the '60s to the 2000s, nightclubs have been the core of Pop culture, avant-garde and experimental places that now return to inspire interior design. Two exhibitions trace the history and furnishings of some legendary discos, those that were total works of art, where architecture and iconic furniture merged into a triumph of light, design and music.

Flea market shopping in France

Wandering through flea markets is an exciting treasure hunt as well as a good opportunity for small escapes from everyday life and trips to unexplored destinations. intOndo selected a few French markets where, with a little luck, you could find that unique piece that will make the difference in your living room.

Vintage shines at midnight

On cold winter evenings, the house lights up with shimmering and warming details. From the sumptuous atmospheres inspired by the roaring '20s of The Great Gatsby, to the sophisticated design of the '70s, glamor is the watchword. Green light for gold, silver, brass and colored glass!

The sideboard is having a moment: the return of a classic

The sideboard goes back to being an important presence in retro-inspired interiors. The coolest and most sought-after are from the middle of the 20th century. This period marked the boom of this elegant piece of furniture, which inspired the great designers and furniture brands from all over the world. Don't miss those selected by intOndo!

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Thonet and bentwood furniture: a style that endures over the centuries

Some furniture is so iconic, so much rooted in our everyday life, that we often forget that its design marked an era. intOndo brings you to the (re)discovery of the timeless style of Thonet's bentwood chairs, celebrated in an anthological exhibition at the MAK in Vienna.

What to put under the tree this year? The new design atlases have arrived!

With Christmas just around the corner, why not get a book on the history of 20th century furniture, a great gift for readers looking for inspiration for their homes. intOndo has selected three new volumes (plus a vintage book of course!), which share the same "design atlas" format. We chose to focus on books that, in addition to beautiful images, offer practical tools, in order to allow a fluid reading and facilitate immediate consultation.

Vintage design goes on TV

After so many TV programs dedicated to interior design and solutions to renovate the home, it is now the latest TV series to inspire vintage lovers around the globe: through imaginative touches and contemporary reinterpretations, these stories’ sets are carefully designed, made for the viewers to plunge in the domestic realities of the 20th century.

The Manifattura Tabacchi project

Manifattura Tabacchi is a former factory located west of the center of Florence. It was built in the 1930s and consists of sixteen buildings in rationalist style. After a significant recovery project, today it is a new centre for contemporary culture, an incubator of innovation and a new international pole for excellence, creativity, art, design and sustainable development. Let's discover it together.

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The beautiful things of all ages

Architect Paolo Genta talks about his work with intOndo: his interior projects, which combine high-quality objects from different eras, reflect a free spirit and a refined eclectic taste, which is found in the pieces he loves to collect: “I purchase objects depending on the rooms I have to furnish, from antiques to works of contemporary art ”. Vintage furniture is a regular feature in his interiors projects, because “when an object is of quality, beauty characterizes it. As Oscar Wilde used to say, all good things belong to all ages."

Wandering around designer cafés

More and more major fashion brands are associated with cafes and restaurants today. When you visit these unique food destinations, meals, pastries and cocktails get out of the kitchen as if they were in a haute couture runway. Every detail is curated with style and elegance for an unforgettable experience. Let's get to know some of these fashion designer's bars and restaurants.

Monopoly, the evergreen!

We all know Monopoly, or the Landlord's game as it was originally called. With his millionaire addresses and his dreaded prison, it is a board game that has to do with real estate, its risks, money speculation and investments. Its popularity is no surprise, but do you know the history of the game?