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Arbitare October 2014 cover.jpg
Editor-in-chiefSilvia Botti
CategoriesDesign and architecture magazine
PublisherRCS Mediagroup
Year founded1961; 58 years ago (1961)
CompanyRCS Group
Based inMilan

Abitare, published monthly in Milan, Italy, is one of the world's best known design magazines.[1] It was first published in 1961.

History and profile[edit]

Abitare was launched in Milan in 1961 by Piera Perone.[2][3][4] The magazine was published monthly.[5][6] It was devoted to architecture, interior design, furniture, product design and graphic arts and was published both in Italian and English.[7] In 1976 the magazine was sold to Segesta Publishing group.[5] Later it became part of the RCS Group and began to be published by RCS Mediagroup.[8]

Shortly after the founding of the magazine, the influential postwar architect, Eugenio Gentili Tedeschi joined Perone and, in addition to writing for the magazine, later served as acting de facto editor in chief with Franca Santi.[2] Many known architects and designers were contributors to Abitare. Stefano Boeri and Maria Giulia Zunino were among the editors-in-chief of the magazine.[5][9] Chiara Maranzana and Mario Piazza also served as the editors-in-chief of Abitare.[3]

The magazine momentarily ceased publication in March 2014.[4] However, its online version continued to publish content.[4] The magazine was relaunched in October 2014 with a new format and new graphics under the direction of Silvia Botti. [10]

See also[edit]

List of magazines published in Italy


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  5. ^ a b c Gino Moliterno, ed. (2005). Encyclopedia of Contemporary Italian Culture (PDF). London and New York: Routledge. ISBN 0-203-74849-2. Archived from the original (PDF) on 9 January 2015. Retrieved 9 January 2015.
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  7. ^ Jerry Knight (4 August 1992). "Summertime 'Shelter' From Europe". The Washington Post. Retrieved 20 June 2009.
  8. ^ "The Best Italian Design, Home Decor and Furniture Magazines". Made in Italy. Retrieved 29 March 2015.
  9. ^ "Abitare magazine". Luca Pitoni. Retrieved 29 September 2013.
  10. ^ "The new-look "Abitare"". Retrieved 12 May 2015.

External links[edit]

Official website