A report by the Associazione Italiana delle Aziende Familiari (AIdAF), an Italian family business network, revealed that Italy has around 784,000 family firms, equating to more than 85% of businesses in the country. Talian Design Interiors is a full service design firm with a Watertown MA based showroom showcasing finest Italian manufacturers of custom high end contemporary furniture, kitchens, baths & accessories; manufacturers that give utmost importance to functionality, ergonomics & pure design.
This is a surprise, since earlier info suggested that since MK41 is somewhat larger than Sylver modules, only two launchers (for 16 cells in total) could be fitted: it appears it is not so, and the higher number of cells has been confirmed in the finalised design.
The idea that gender is no longer just a biological and natural fact, but rather a cultural issue opens up interesting perspectives for what design after design might be. But to address the question of gender in design in an objective and balanced manner, we first need to examine the great removal of the female gender perpetrated during the twentieth century.
Since then Italian companies such as Alessi, Driade, Moroso or Flos work together with renowned international Designers like Jasper Morrison , Konstantin Gric, Philippe Starck or Ron Arad This is one reason why the creations can not be easily classified as Italian Design, but it is also the reason why they are successful all over the world.
Alternatively, clients can chose their own materials and finishes from Soane’s in-house collection of timbers, metals, textiles and leathers, using Soane’s furniture styles or their own designs. Fabrics are woven in Suffolk and printed in Kent, while furniture is made by blacksmiths, carpenters, upholsterers and gilders in the far corners of England. Olivetti is an Italian manufacturer of typewriters, computers, tablets, smartphones, printers and other business products such as calculators and fax machines. Built as part of a fascist complex under Benito Mussolini, it has recently been repurposed as the headquarters of Italian luxury brand Fendi, and their fur atelier. Now the architecture here is eye catching, but it’s the interiors where the exclamations really begin. The tricks designers use to enhance space include the strategic placement of furniture, lighting and colors. Schiaperelli’s focus on surrealism is a key difference between the two design legends.