Culture

“Germogli”, art installation by Marcantonio

To celebrate the Second Life concept, Natuzzi Italia entrusted artist and designer with an evocative and evocative installation in the courtyard of Palazzo Durini Caproni di Taliedo, which houses the brand's Milan showroom. The ideal goal is to involve all visitors in the spirit of the Circle of Harmony, a crossroads of experiences, suggestions and creative blending

Olio Officina

Mechanics of the infinitely small: NanoGear, towards a molecular gear

Oscillatory and rotational motions of different parts are combined in a newly conceived artificial molecule, paving the way for the construction of devices capable of transforming and transmitting movements on the nanometer scale. The nanodevice was designed, synthesized and tested by a team of researchers of the University of Bologna led by Massimo Baroncini and Alberto Credi. This is a result of the Center for Light Activated Nanostructures (Clan), a joint laboratory between the University and Cnr Isof in Bologna. The study is published by the prestigious journal Chem

The National Research Council - Italy


Announcing the launch of Oliocentrico a magazine for olive oil aficionados

Lovers of the pure juice of pressed olives will now have a monthly publication to look forward to, from Olio Officina, wholly focussed on olive oil tastings. It’s made up of various different sections, with pride of place going to its reviews of the finest extra-virgin olive oils from Italy and elsewhere. It’s the world’s only magazine entirely dedicated to the many sensory qualities of different olive oils

Olio Officina


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The mill and the sea

Many may find the mill/sea association unusual and probably a bit pushed too. Yet, it has wellestablished sense and history in southern Italy. Many of those who made a living fishing in hot months of the year had to find different jobs in autumn and winter

Maria Carla Squeo


Olive Tree in the Mediterranean Area

A Mirror of the Tradition and the Biotechnological Innovation. This book could be interesting for the nursery industry (entrepreneurs which propagate plants), agrobiotechnological industry (commercial laboratories for producing in vitro microplants), cosmetic industry related to growing demand of natural products or food industry (polyphenols –antioxidants- as natural stabilizers of foods)

Olio Officina


Books to feed the mind

1) Juice of the olive. Guide to the knowledge of olive oils, from production to responsible consumption. 2) The human face of olive oil. 3) Olive oil tasting and pairing manual

Olio Officina


When oil meets food

The pairing rules, a sensorial voyage exploring different ingredients. The new issue of OOF International Magazine, spring 2018. Only for you, here is a preview of the table of contents including all articles

Olio Officina


Christmas at the Mill

On Christmas Day, December 25th, especially in the past, when olives harvesting lasted until January or longer, olive oil mills were in the middle of oil production and often celebrated while working 24/7, uninterruptedly. Some olive oil mills still work on Christmas Day and people can still make a toast with friends, exactly the way they used to do in the past, sometimes with bruschetta seasoned with freshly-pressed oil

Maria Carla Squeo


The Olive Tree Genome

The book - edited by Eddo Rugini, Luciana Baldoni, Rosario Muleo and Luca Sebastiani - gives an introductory overview on genetics, genomics and growing of olive trees. These enduring and multifunctional trees are relevant not only for table and oil olives production, but also for the landscape and history of rural areas

Olio Officina


Extra virgin animals

Did you really think that in times like ours, dominated by ethical relativism, there could be no contamination between creatures of different species? Cartoonist Valerio Marini will show you how this is possible, in an original and intriguing series of pictures on this subject.

Valerio Marini