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The new Audi A8: the future of luxury
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The new Audi A8: the future of luxury

Data Pubblicazione: 15 July 2017

The future of luxury is here: the new Audi A8 makes its worldwide debut during the Audi Summit in Barcelona.

The fourth generation of the flagship model carries on the philosophy that hinges on the concept of being ‘on the technical cutting edge’ with a new stylistic language, an innovative touchscreen control system and complete kinematic chain electrification.

 

Audi A8 is also the world’s first production car developed for extensively automated driving. Starting in 2018, Audi will launch standard production of piloted driving functions, including Park Pilot, Garage Pilot and Traffic Jam Pilot.

Audi A8 is a style icon and marks the beginning of a new era of design for the entire brand. The vertical front with the bold Singleframe grille and the fluid, muscular lines express a sense of sporty elegance, quality and refined image.

The new A8 keeps the promises embodied in the Audi Prologue concept car. The new luxury sedan stands out for its forceful presence, in both the normal version with a length of 5.17 meters, and the A8 L version which is 13 centimeters longer.

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Porcelanosa Grupo presents Starwood
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Porcelanosa Grupo presents Starwood

Starwood is the new product developed by Porcelanosa Grupo for immersion in nature
Data Pubblicazione: 14 July 2017

Starwood by Porcelanosa Grupo offers the finest wood in four models: Tanzania, Vancouver, Nebraska and Minnesota. In all, 12 tones can be combined with four decorated pieces (Eden, Ice, Desert and Noa), for floors and facings.

Each item suggests a style: from the linear design with great attention to detail of Noa, to the exclusive image of Eden, by way of the precision of Ice and the surface texture of Desert.

The production imitates the work of the craftsman, precisely reproducing all the details of the knots and grain of wood. A natural image, shaped in the most realistic way possible.

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The compact connected SUV
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The compact connected SUV

Data Pubblicazione: 14 July 2017

The Jaguar E-Pace is a compact 5-seat SUV that packs the design and performance of Jaguar sports cars into a 4-wheel drive vehicle that is practical and always connected.

The SUV features the most advanced technologies, with the typical design and famous driving dynamics of Jaguar.

The outer lines are based on those of the F-Type, with harmonious proportions and reduced overhangs. The optional 21” alloy wheels give the E-Pace a forceful image.

The E-Pace will be one of the most connected and intelligent cars in its category. The infotainment system of the new generation lets users connect to their favorite apps.

 

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Donna Carmela Resort
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Donna Carmela Resort

A patrician villa from 1870 and eight brand new natural lodges, entirely eco & design, coexist inside the very large Piante Faro nursery
Data Pubblicazione: 14 July 2017

The debut – in 2009 – was as a boutique hotel, created in a 19th-century building with an annex. But in 2015 Donna Carmela (www.donnacarmela.com) at Carruba di Riposto (Catania), in the shadow of Etna and surrounded by 10,000 square meters of Mediterranean and subtropical vegetation of Piante Faro (palms, agave, blossoming orange, ficus, cistus, opuntia, ornamental citrus, age-old olive trees, and much more), has launched eight new natural lodges.

Designed by the studio Balla|Calvagna (with certified XLAM wood panels, raw clay ceilings with inserts of hemp, leaves and volcanic sand, cement and plaster), the lodges – secluded with respect to the main building – are immersed in a Mediterranean ‘jungle,’ and are ecocompatible thanks to the use of solar panels, natural insulation and ventilated flat roofs.

The contemporary furnishings coexist with the lush natural setting, eliminating indoor-outdoor boundaries and putting the inhabitants in tune with the landscape.

In practice, these are bungalow blocks of 45 m2, independent units with private gardens of 25 m2 and terraces of 15, including four with salt-water mini-pools, two with a view of Mt. Etna (sleeping four persons), while six offer sea views (for three persons each).

Sicilian gourmet foods are offered at the restaurant La Cucina di Donna Carmela, accompanied by wines from the Pietradolce winery (Etna), still owned by the Faro family.

(Text by Olivia Cremascoli – Ph- Alfio Garozzo)

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