It’s easy to scroll through Instagram these days to get your fix from the world of interiors and design. While this is great for inspiration of course, it lacks a depth of information and context in comparison to Italian design and interiors magazines. This post is for those who are not only interested in magazines, but love reading them too. Of course, if you don’t speak or read in Italian, the images will have to suffice.
Photo credits: 1/ Eric Piasecki for Elle Decor Italia 2/ AD Italia 3/ EightySeven Park 4/ Christiane Wirth for Elle Decor Italia
Cover: + Alberto Strada x Elledecor.com
Design and Interiors Magazines
There’s no doubt that Italian design and interiors have made a huge impression on the international scene. Italian interiors and design magazines have also made a lasting impact on how this news is presented and shared.
In my home, there will always be more room for books and magazines. I’ve gotten clever (I’d like to think) over the years in arranging, displaying, and storing them to make it seem like I’m a collector rather than a hoarder. In reality, it’s probably a bit of both, but what can I say? They spark joy for me. Marie Kondo would understand.
How about you? Do you still make space for print magazines and books in your home? If so, Elisabetta already shared her own ideas on how to display your magazines in your own home. Italian design and interiors magazines or Italian Design Books also make thoughtful gifts.
Top 15 Italian Design and Interiors Magazines
Here’s a short and sweet list of the Top 15 Italian Design and Interiors Magazines to bookmark on your browser and add to your bookshelf. You’ll definitely recognize familiar titles here and I hope you also find something new, whether you enjoy these magazines digitally or in print.
1/ Elle Decor Italia
Stay up to date with the latest and the greatest in design and interiors with Elle Decor Italia magazine. The photography here is always excellent and styled to perfection. Subjects range from current international news to Italian trends.
This has been a leading Italian design and interiors magazine since 1954 and is now available in both English and Italian online. Interni has always featured contemporary design, interiors, and architecture. In 1990 Interni initiated and supported FuoriSalone events and exhibitions to enhance Milan Design Week alongside the Salone del mobile furniture fair.
This Italian interiors and design magazine strikes the perfect balance between elegant and eclectic. In Marie Claire Maison topics begin with Italian design and interiors also including international design, travel, art, and lifestyle. There is also a digital version offered specifically for viewing on your phone or tablet.
An absolute staple for Italians, Living by Corriere della Sera captures the essence of Italian design and style in its pages as well as online. Needless to say, it’s one of the best ways to explore a fresh take on la dolce vita and international topics.
5/ Casa Facile
Are you keen on home decor and DIY projects? Then, this will be your go-to magazine and blog. Aside from the print magazine and online blog, there’s a Casa Facile app with ideas, solutions, and style inspiration for your own interior projects.
Here is another feature from Corriere della Sera, available in English and Italian. It’s geared more towards architecture for industry professionals and enthusiasts alike. Abitare publication began in 1961 and has continued to remain one of the most popular design magazines in Italy and abroad.
Design news and culture are reflected in ddn magazine in both English and Italian. This periodical includes recent news, such as the announcement of plans to open the ADI Compasso D’Oro Design Museum in Milan. It celebrates Made in Italy alongside a global approach to international design.
The original “La Casa Bella” was first introduced in 1928. It evolved over the years, becoming simply Casabella. The content includes architecture and has expanded to include Casabella Japan.
9/ AD Magazine Italia
If you’re looking for high-end interior design inspiration, you’ll find the most beautiful homes in the world inside AD Italia. As part of the Condé Nast family, it’s known for quality content across its digital and physical platforms.
10/ Ville e Giardini
Discover Italian style in luxury homes and gardens with monthly issues of Ville e Giardini. This magazine presents ideas and inspirations for interiors, wellness, lifestyle, and travel.
11/ Icon Design
Icon Design magazine shares stories of people and the art, architecture, and objects they create. It includes many interviews, with plenty of digital features as well as a print magazine.
12/ Home Italia
An exclusive club and publication dedicated to Italian furniture lovers. The latest issues share worldwide style trends and Italian designer projects.
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Italian Design and Interiors (Web)Magazines
Anyone who loves to discover and shop Made in Italy furniture and design will enjoy Esperiri’s online Italian Design Magazine. It would be perfect for getting a dose of Italian design on the go, with plenty of inspiring of Italian furniture, design, travels, and more.
Polkadot is a modern lifestyle and design magazine with daily posts on these themes. Its publication began in 2006 and is a delightful addition to Italian design and interiors web magazines.
15/ Design Street
An always up-to-date online magazine with news about design, design fairs, new products, furniture and Italian design.
15/ Osso Magazine
Take a stroll through this online Italian magazine, featuring fun, contemporary subjects on pop culture, art, design, photography, and illustration.
This is certainly just a starter course for design and interiors magazines. Stay tuned for a companion post, on international design and interiors magazines. We are interested in what magazines you follow and read, so write to us!
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