With major legacies in art history and fashion, it is no surprise that Italy is a leader of international design. Often Italian midcentury designers have backgrounds in art or architecture. Filtered through varied cultural histories from the Renaissance to Futurism, their results are remarkably contemporary and innovative. Here we highlight Italian pieces we love from the 1950s–1960s. Like they do in Italy, grab an espresso and read on to find out about lots by Gino Sarfatti, Ico Parisi, Aldo Tura, and Achille Perilli.