Cianciullo Marmi: showing at Fuorisalone and HospitalitySud

Two can’t-miss appointments, between Milan and Salerno.
Once again this year, between Southern and Northern Italy, we’ll be at the most important appointments dedicated to the world of furniture and hotel facilities.

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Salerno, 21-22 March 2018

Just a little over a month until Central/Southern Italy’s long-awaited – and unique – appointment dedicated to supplies and services for hotels and other hospitality facilities. HospitalitySud, the event involving all operators in the HoReCa world, will be held Wednesday21 and Thursday 22 march, at Salerno’s Stazione Marittima.

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We look forward to seeing you!

Milan, 17 to 21 April 2018

April will see the return of one of Italy’s most long-awaited events, Milan’s Salone del Mobile.

And we’ll also be at Fuorisalone, from Tuesday 17 to Saturday 21 April, along with Confindustria Salerno’s Design Tessile Sistema Casa (Design, Textile, Home System) group, to promote the businesses and young designers that competed in the “Young factory design” Contest.

In the dedicated space in the Brera Design District (Lanza – Foro Buonaparte, Ground Floor), we’ll also be welcoming participants interested in learning more about our offers and initiatives.

The Milan event, then, is an opportunity to meet the winners of the contest’s second edition, and to learn about everything new in the Cianciullo Marmi universe.

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The Ancient Magic of Natural Stone

Cianciullo Marmi, magic takes shape…
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Cianciullo Marmi, proud to be italians

Did you know? Italy is number four in the world’s marble Big Players list. It has been exposed by Marmo News’s article, published on 10 May 2017

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Travertine extracted from the Tivoli quarries

The “true” Travertine, extracted from the famous Tivoli quarries, is a material of excellent aesthetic qualities, used for works of great importance both in Italy and abroad.
Travertine is easy to maintain, unalterable over time, has excellent resistance to external agents and also due to its porosity, it can be customized using different cement colors

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After France, the United Kingdom, Slovenia, Austria, Moldova and Montenegro, Cianciullo Marmi “lands” in the regions of Samara, Russia, with an important logistics-business partnership in the interior design sector and in light and heavy construction sector.
Some images of the city will be Samara, the venue that will host the partnership and CEO Francesco Cardone

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Interview with Petra Zakrajšek Ceo of Gao Architect

Petra Zakrajšek Ceo of Gao Architect “Each new project is a challenge, leading me to create a striking image using furniture, colour, texture and materials, with new concepts of space and light”

Welcome to our web site rubric that usually hosts architects and opinion leader of Habitat & Design.

What does it mean to be entrepreneurs in Lubjana and what the differences with doing business in Italy.

Being entrepeneurs in Ljubljana means that you have to work your way up and build your brand slowly,taking care of all aspects of your small business and the most important part of course, is the satisfaction of the clients. Thats makes you grow and it is a base. At least it was for my company. The added value is a modern aproach to marketing. That, in my case, is very personal.

I would imagine the difference between Slovenia and Italy is that Italy has a much bigger and more developed market ,with a long and rich history of interior design. In Slovenia,we are still learning……

From its observatory how do you see the future of Design?

I think that design will again become much warmer and cozy ,involving all of the human senses. Especially, the home will become a place  where people feel safe and beautiful. On the other hand, industrial design will still continue to be less personal , so the gap between theese two aspects will grow.

What should an entrepreneur do today to be competitive in the Habitat & Design industry?

You have to learn and inform yourself every single day. Not just in the field of design, because this is too narrow, you have to be curious about everything in life, especially art. Art is a reflection of our current society.

At the last salon in Mobile in Milan we noticed a revival of the industry with a fundamental passage in the design area towards the Materico leaving behind a minimalism that has run out. What do you think?

I am impressed and happy about it. It is a sign of art coming back to nature and also the human kind understanding that relations between people are the biggest treasure of ours and that there is no room for minimalism. For me personally, interior design is like a river of life.

Which projects are you currently devoting to?

We just finished with designing show flats for a big Slovenian developer Prva hiša , we are slowly finishing with implementation works for two Penthouses in Situla and doing three different refurbishments of private houses and a duplex flat.

Talking about the future, what role does digital communication play in the design world today?

It is a big role, but I don’t think interior design can ever be totally replaced by digital communication, because it is still a lot about feelings and a personal approach to the clients . I think that personal charisma and determination of an interior designer, are both so important throughout the whole  process of designing, construction and furnishing. It is our mission, and in the end, the only possible way, that both ,the client and the interior designer are happy with the end results.

The last question is about the future of young entrepreneurs. What are your thoughts on this?

My biggest wish is to design interior abroad. To expand my work in Europe and learn from people with different mentalities and cultures. It is a creative process and I am learning so much from my clients. I want to  expand my horizons  internationally.




We continue our journey inspired by the creativity of the arch.Diego Granese.
The beauty of natural stone coupled with the Mediterranean flavors and the chef’s excellence of the Costa Cilento Team, has created these new products of which we are particularly proud of
We tried to involve all the senses: taste, sight, touch, smell.

For the hearing we entrust ourselves to the waves of our Mediterranean, he will think of him to complete our work!


Questions & Answers with with Gian Piero Santin founder of ARTE & STILI

Questions & Answers  with Gian Piero Santin founder of ARTE & STILI Limited, born in 2015 with the aim of proposing solutions that suggest the use of crafts “Vietrese” crafts.

An important reality in the city with the roots of a craftsmanship that maintains the traditional handmade principles, where the dense color brush makes each unique and unrepeatable ceramic.

It is our pleasure to host the architect Gian Piero Santin in this column to gather a vision of contemporaneity.

What does it mean to export the “local” to a globalized economy?

A few years ago I had the opportunity to work in London for the renovation of apartments. It was then that I proposed Vietri’s ceramic material, then used with great success. In the years to come, I have continued to dream of exporting the beauty of our economy and today, realizing this dream, I am proud to contribute, to a minimum, to the globalization of the peculiarities of every part of the world.

How is the art of Vietri in the Capital of Western Business perceived?

In London, Italian craftsmanship is already something special (see pizza, pasta, mozzarella, etc.) and Vietri’s ceramics are even astonishing: this looks on the smiling face of everyone who looks at the showcase of the shop I open to a few Steps from Covent Garden.

What does it mean to be entrepreneurs in London and what the differences with doing business in Italy.

I’m just beginning to call me an entrepreneur, but I can already say the huge difference with doing business around Italy. First of all the non-existence of bureaucracy: the permissions provided are obtained within a few days, just follow the rules required. It is by no means the lowest tax burden due.

Is Made in Italy still a distinctive feature of world production?

As already pointed out in the second question, Made in Italy for the English (but I think for so many countries) is a distinctive good taste, a natural expression of the “Bel Paese” and, better, of the sun and happiness.

From its observatory how do you see the future of Design?

The future of design is certainly positive. Almost all of us have the propensity for everything that is “Design”. Having design objects or materials has become a “status symbol” that only a few today know how to deprive them.

At the last salon in Mobile in Milan we noticed a revival of the industry with a fundamental passage in the design area towards the Materico leaving behind a minimalism that has run out. What do you think?

Every style has its own time, though my idea of doing architecture fits well with minimalism, I think it’s fair to vary. The material on the other hand is certainly a style that will find a great response to that “heat” feeling that otherwise minimalism did not transmit.

Which projects are you currently devoting to?

Fortunately, I have several projects in Italy that see me engaged in my profession as an Architect, in particular an important healthcare facility that will grow from here until the next two years.

We started off with a present that shows a new search for the locale with regard to globalization, but what has gone wrong?

By character I never regretted the past because every day there is always something to believe firmly and commit to optimizing the hoped out results.


Short Interview  with Valeria Prete

Valeria Prete, president of the group Textile Design System House of Confindustria Salerno; entrepreneur is creative, enterprising and visionary.

His company TEKLA is the synthesis of a thirty-year experience industry group that develops thanks to continuous innovative drive and constant research in technology.
1 – What means do “” system today?
Making system means engage, excite and drag.
2 System House is a form of aggregation of companies of Textiles & Design Group of Confindustria Salerno. What are the objectives of Casa System?
The primary objective of this year is knowledge. Share and disseminate greater knowledge through forms of cooperation for the exchange of experiences, information and research-oriented mutual updating. Through this integration, the working group also intends to get to know more about the local, national and international market.
3. What should motivate System House for aggregation SMEs
Our task is to stimulate and support the entrepreneur to knowledge and action. We want to bring SMEs on this vision. We think that if we stay focused on ourselves, we will remain focused on the small; but if each of us makes available a part of our small commune with colleagues we could do things large.
4. What was your first action as President and what’s next?
The first intervention was geared to the involvement of all members of the group. We organized the First Factory Design Contest Young which involved not only the companies belonging to Confindustria Salerno but also many young architects in the design world, the universities, and well-known architectural firms.
The next action will be a presentation of projects of this Contest at Fuori Salone in Milan, Tortona area, the 4th April.
5. he is at the gates of the next exhibition in Milan, believes that the strategy is still fair for the world of design?
I think it’s one of the best showcases for the international market Habitat & Design. A moment of great prestige for Italian Design which exhibits; It will be a week full of creativity and internationality.
Milan will be for a week, the World Design Capital.
We will be present with 10 companies and 15 young professionals who have collaborated once by the system.
6. From his observatory how he sees the future of design.
Hard question. The design world is full of charm, creativity, projected towards the originality and uniqueness of products and images which surround our eyes in the near future.
7. Valeria Prete in addition to being an example as President is businesswoman visionary and pragmatic. Tell us in a few words your company and what expectations was in the B2B?
My company Tekla, deals with everything related to the openings of a home in both the residential and the tertiary sector. Participate in B2B with the interests of developing new relationships in emerging markets. The quality of buyers present us hope.

We thank Valeria Prete for bringing a quality contribution with his enlightened thought in this column.



Short interview with Marino Firmani

Marino Firmani is an International Marketing manager experienced in particular in the field of Habitat & Design. He helps manage international projects for SMEs. His work involves the coordination of shares, tools, relations and services, strategically addressing market changes for working in a competitive environment. He is assisting the directors of Cianciullo Marmi in an internationalisation project.

We were able to talk with him on this very matter.

What is the current situation of the world of furnishings?

Last year we were able to breathe the air of revival and renewal. The era of minimalist design, which risked a kind of trivialisation of the product, is now over. Materials like wood and stone have regained value, thanks also to advanced technology. The latter is playing a more important role than ever in the production of all things “made in Italy”.

What should an entrepreneur do today to be competitive in the industry of Habitat & Design?

The future of our SMEs lies in the creation of new cycles of commercial development with certain shorter international distribution channels for strengthening relations and ensuring the trust of the end customer at all times. Development and growth are required in a competitive and fragmented scenario such as ours, and players with expertise need to be able to generate value using the resources at their disposal. To identify the skills required to implement a strategy, you need a clear vision of the future that takes into account distinct and recognisable elements of the market.

Is it necessary, therefore, to invest in internationalisation?

Small and medium enterprises are less able to invest in the creation of distribution platforms and in brand promotion, and they have fewer resources for the research and development of products and competitive processes, and less bargaining power with distributors. To strike out alone now is less advantageous than ever. Creating a “System” with complementary and territorial alliances can help to achieve greater economic strength, with adequate human resources and capital for investing in internationalisation and innovation.

The new challenges posed by globalisation and the problems associated with the current economic crisis have brought to the fore the importance of collaborative networks of small and medium-sized enterprises, models of excellence for facing the future. In fact, networks do not present the typical weaknesses of small and medium-sized enterprises as they serve to strengthen knowledge and professional, managerial and organisational skills.

Is the fragmentation of the Habitat & Design industry a drawback or an advantage?

Fragmentation appears to be a drawback for growth and an advantage for breaking onto the market.

The sector of reference is characterised by a great many players, at the level of both production (a divided market, without leadership) and distribution. These players differ in terms of the geographical scope of their businesses (local, regional, national or international), distribution channel (B2B or B2C), and type of material. Entrepreneurs need to stimulate change more in management than in production.

The weaknesses that currently threaten competitiveness of the sector are a scarce business culture, an excessive focus on the product to the detriment of marketing, relatively little investment in technology and machinery, and the size of companies too small to take on the global market.

The factors that determine the success of Italian businesses in the industry are, without doubt, the quality of the product, flexible production and entrepreneurship.

What role does digital communication play in the world of design today?

You have to communicate in the domain of B2B and B2C, but you must also open your eyes more to C2C and C2B. Interaction with the consumer is key. The integration of traditional communication with digital communication that speaks “one to one” and “many to many”: this will be the key. Direct communication with the consumer is possible mainly through the WEB and social networks.

The last question is about the future of young entrepreneurs. What are your thoughts on this?

Young entrepreneurs need to be equipped to get on the right foot with Industry 4.0. The industrial world is evolving as is also the entire global landscape, and new technologies are its protagonists. The main accelerators of the Manufacturing System which we cannot do without are: Automation, Big-data, Connectivity, Green Energy, Digital Commerce and Artificial Intelligence. The future is now, and it is important to realise this.

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