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About an hour outside the center of Rome, in the coastal suburb of Ostia, a disadvantaged neighborhood is characterized by row after row of run-down concrete apartment buildings.
It’s worlds away from the splendors of Rome, but it’s also the location of a state-of-the-art, bright orange and saffron yellow building that has just opened expressly for the children of this neighborhood.
Created within an abandoned school, the first Punto Luce Delle Arti (Bright Point of Art) is the result of a collaboration between Roman luxury brand Bulgari and Save the Children. It’s an educational center that gives children and teenagers free access to courses, academic support, and social activities, all focused on arts and crafts.
The building itself is a bright spot in an otherwise grey landscape, with a giant red lamp painted at its entrance to illustrate the ‘punto luce’ theme.
Aside from the money donated by Bulgari, 35 percent of the cost of the project was donated by over 40 suppliers who work with the brand, from designers to painters and chair manufacturers.
Zordan s.r.l. sb is one of the suppliers who has worked on the project. In line with its ethical vision of the business, Zordan has donated half of the furnishings made for the new Save the Children Bright Point of Art.
Prada Group, the holding company listed on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange has agreed to buy the four Prada stores in Milan for EUR 66 million from Fratelli Prada, the co-founders of the Prada house. Fratelli Prada is owned by Miuccia Prada, Alberto Prada and Marina Prada Bianchi.
The stores being sold include Prada’s first ever store at Galleria Vittorio Emanuele in Milan, which the brand opened in 1913, two stores in Via Montenapoleone and one in Via Spiga. In a statement, the company said this “will be an important step in further developing and extending the group’s brand identity.”
Although Prada has seen rising sales, their stock has fallen six percent this year. Like many luxury brands, Prada can expect a potential hit to their growth due to ongoing protests in China.
GHIBLI Srl operates as a general contractor in Europe designing “turnkey solutions” on time and on budget. We design tailored solutions and customized services with craft expertise and skill. We aim for maximum quality in every step: from the drafting of the executive projects to the completion of the work.
L&S Group was founded in Eraclea in 1994 by William Lucchetta. He saw the potential of General Contracting, which was still largely unheard of in the Italian and international retail sector at the time, and he strongly guided the company’s development in this direction. L&S Group has gathered together the best professionals in the trade and become a specialist creator of commercial premises. It provides turnkey services and the substantial experience as a general contractor that it has built up over the years means that it is highly reliable. The group works all over Europe, offering services of a guaranteed high standard to clients who need to build or renovate stores.
A few kilometers from its home city of Turin, in the beating heart of Milan, Europe’s first Persol concept store could only have debuted in Brera, the iconic district for art, fashion, and style, at via Fiori Chiari, 16.
The store’s one thousand square feet proudly display the brand’s love for refined materials and the master craftsmanship behind every pair of glasses, without ever neglecting attention to authenticity and contemporary style.
The basic idea was to reveal the authentic architecture of the site chosen to host the Persol concept store via a process of recovering the building’s existing embedded features, rather than hiding them with new ones, thus creating a link between the store and the neighborhood, and between the essence of the brand and the soul of Milan.
Our company over 30 years designs, manufactures and sets up furniture for retail stores, hospitality, restaurants/hotels, living space and every kind of context that need a customized furnishing, all over the world. We have set up a dynamic team, made up of people with different experiences and competencies that, working closely, contribute to the optimization of the results to reach the real and the greatest satisfaction of our customers. We work Worldwide; Europe-Canada-USA-Mexico-Latin America-North Africa, United Arab Emirates and also we are constantly in Russia.
The first Crystal Studio store in Milan’s elegant shopping street Via Dante is now open. Infused with SWAROVSKI’s DNA of craftsmanship, innovation, and magic of light, the Crystal Studio places customers and their unique needs at the heart of the experience, encouraging creativity and spontaneity.
UNIQLO, the Japanese global apparel retailer, has opened its first store in Milan today September 13th. The new store, which marks the company launch in Italy, is located on Piazza Cordusio, a short walking distance from Piazza Duomo, and promises to be a beautiful window to showcase LifeWear and promote the UNIQLO brand.
LifeWear is the company’s unique philosophy regarding clothes, tooted in the belief that rational and excellent design, plus the best in modern production techniques, creates perfect high-quality and affordable clothing that meets the needs of everyone’s daily lifestyles.