intOndo Magazine

Are you wishing to be somewhere else? Find a green project

We bet that right now most of you are dying to be somewhere else. Because of our resilient nature, we offer you a solution that is an entertainment, an aesthetic upgrade for your home and educational as well: investe some of your time to build a new green area in the house, on the balcony, on the terrace or in the garden.

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Settebello, a train made of Italian style and design

Today we take you on the train that brought Italy out post-war period and became the symbol of industrial made in Italy. Designed and set up by Giò Ponti and Giulio Minoletti and then built by the company Ernesto Breda of Sesto San Giovanni (MI) in the years 1952-59, the Settebello train run on the most beautiful tracks in Italy until 1992. And soon its coaches will be able to live again.

10 years of Pantone colors

What do the colors of the past tell us? The COTY, the famous Pantone competition that crowns the color of the year, just turned 20 and can tell us a lot about the nuances of our society. Let's take a look at the chromo taste of the last 10 years and let's bet on the next one.

CopenHill: a project of hedonistic sustainability

Maybe not all sports lover know Copenhagen's new artificial ski slope built on the ceiling of multi-use waste-to-energy plant. Served by carpets and ski lifts, it is 400 meters long track created with "made in Italy" materials. Let's discover it with intOndo.

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.

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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.

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?

Long live our free time

Autumn has arrived, and with the return to the rhythms of everyday life, organizing time outside of work and commitments becomes a priority, paradoxically almost a "duty": who is not thinking about, or even already planning, an escape into nature? Or about starting a hobby or a sport again? These are moments of leisure beyond the home, and not only that: it's time for renewal and good intentions, therefore the home becomes the ideal space to give vent to creativity and furnish an area dedicated to reading, cinema, relaxation ... and why not, simple idleness.

This sewing machine made design history

Sewing machines owe their success largely, but not only, to the female sphere. However here we want to talk about design, rather than domestic education, by telling the story of how these machines originated and outlining the success of the Italian company Necchi, which has been producing sewing machines in Pavia for 100 years. This well known Italian factory was born thanks to the insistence of a woman and won several Compasso d'oro.

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Compasso d'Oro: the ultimate Italian design award

Have you ever heard of ADI's Compasso d'Oro award? It is the eldest and the most authoritative world design award. In its fifty-year history this Italian prize has been awarded to about 300 projects, which are now formally part of the Italian national heritage. This award, created in 1954 on the base of Gio Ponti's idea, is like an open window on the history of Italian design. Explore it with us.

Gloria Vanderbilt: “Decorating is autobiography”.

Our home decor is the reflection of our imagination and mirrors our personal fantasy. Gloria Vanderbilt (New York 1924-2019), artist, actress and designer and descendant of one of America's richest families, was convinced of this. intOndo's philosophy fits perfectly with her vision, so we pay tribute to her with this article about how to use unique pieces of furniture to create a home that evolves with us and with our personal taste.

A short history of music on vinyl

intOndo is always enchanted by music, and most of all, we love it for its accessibility and reproducibility. Nowadays with a pair of headphones or a speaker you can connect to your mobile phone and... you have music to your ears! But it hasn't always been like this and that's why we offer you a brief history of sound reproduction.