A great turn out for the inauguration event occurred on February 7th in Salerno, Italy. Architects, friends and design lovers, hosted by the fantastic staff and by AD Davide Malberti, gathered together in the new Rimadesio exhibition space to celebrate the new opening. A new meeting place, created in collaboration with the local partner Idà Interni d'Autore.
The turnover of Rimadesio in 2018 exceeded the threshold of 61 million euros, improving for the third consecutive year the record of the previous one. A value representing an increase of 22% over 2017, of 46% over two years, and almost double compared to 33 million in 2015. Exceptional results, obtained thanks to the steady growth of the domestic market, increased by 16% in 2018, and the extraordinary development of the international one, with exports increasing by 27% on the previous year and by 110% on 2015. With the hiring of 29 new employees, equal to 18% of the total, the overall workforce grows at the same time, thus bringing the increase of the last three years to 35%.The growth process has been established, thanks to the increase into the international distribution, now corrisponding to 62% of the total, and the key role of the monobrand stores, strategic for a proper enhancement of the exclusive technical and stylistic qualities of the company proposal. A distribution development confirmed by the worldwide numerous showroom openings during 2018 showroom in the world, expected to further increase in the current year. The positive trend affects the workforce, with an increase of 35%, the production reality with the installation of new generation plants and logistics, with important structural investments. The results on the sustainability front have also been important: after 10 years from the installation of the three photovoltaic plants on the roof of the plant, the threshold of 9 million kWh has been exceeded, thus allowing a total saving of about 4,800 tons of carbon dioxide.
The novelties of the 2018 collection and the new general catalog has been the protagonists of the event that took place during the winter holidays in the Italian mono-brand showrooms..
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Showroom Catania | December 13th, 2018
Showroom Como | December 6th, 2018
Showroom Cosenza | December 6th, 2018
Showroom Firenze | December 6th, 2018
Showroom Genova | December 6th, 2018
Showroom Palermo | December 6th, 2018
Showroom Parma | December 6th, 2018
Showroom Roma | December 6th, 2018
Showroom Salerno | February 7th 2019
Showroom Torino | December 6th, 2018
Showroom Milano Piazza San Marco | December 13th, 2018
Rimadesio end the year 2018, by starting the production of Spazio, the wall partition system, a leading player during the last Salone del Mobile in Milan. A versatile project, thanks to the never ending possibilities of configuration, to the perfect complementarity with the collection of sliding panels and the variety of available finishes. Key features for a correct organization of domestic, contract and professional environments
The first Rimadesio monobrand showroom in Ukraine opened in Kiev on December, 6th, in partnership with the local dealer Dominio Group. The space of 200 square meters is located on the first floor of the prestigious Domosfera shopping center and is characterized by large glazed windows, thus overlooking the complete collection and the latest news. The technical corner further enhances the exhibition space, where it is possible to deepen the knowledge of the materials and technology, characterizing all Rimadesio products.
8 protagonists of architecture for 8 speeches with deep narrative implications, an open-hearted debate that has described the city as an exemplary model, rejecting and welcoming, with strong human characteristics, whose history participates and observes the change, sometimes awakening intimate memories of childhood. Through a methodological and affectionate mnemonic path, Juan Conde, Giacomo De Amicis, Matteo Fantoni, Francesco Fresa, Michele Rossi, Claudio Saverino, Claudio Silvestrin and Paolo Volpato paid homage to their Milan.
Bvlgari Resort Dubai. Project by Antonio Citterio Patricia Viel
Designed by Antonio Citterio Patricia Viel and developed by Meraas Holding, the Bvlgari Resort Dubai is part of the local development plan “Dubai Vision 2020”. The project consists in a hotel, beach villas, residential buildings, penthouses and mansions.
Rimadesio is involved in the project for the Bvlgari Resort Dubai with fully customized Velaria sliding panels and Spin Slim swing doors.
Which are the specific skills and techniques necessary for a contract project? Three well-known players in this field have talked about their experience by presenting some cases during the second Talking About 2018 event at the Teatro Rimadesio, organized in collaboration with the magazine Area. The presentation of Alessandro Adamo di Degw, Marco Casamonti of Archea Associati and Gianluca Peluffo of Gianluca Peluffo & Partners have allowed to know the working method and the general dynamics, related the development of important international contract projects..
The new Rimadesio general catalogue, completely renewed in the format and in the graphic layout, is made up of 4 dedicated volumes. This choice allowed to gather an offer full of novelties in four collections selected by type and final use. Each product is presented with set pictures, general images, general and technical details, and the consultation has become easier by the introduction of dividers.
Architectural Systems is dedicated to the proposals for the separation of environments. The new Spazio wall partition system is added to the collections of sliding panels and swing doors; Day Systems presents the updated proposals for the living area, from bookcases to sideboards to more complex modular systems.
in addition to the dedicated cabinets: Night systems describes all the design potential of the wardrobe collection; Complements combines the products for the home with the new proposals dedicated to the work spaces, from the Manta table in extra-large version to the Flatsystem, the new system of equipped tables.
The Milan's Fall Design Week is back, promoted by the City of Milan and now at its third edition. From 12th to 21st October, Milan will host the main actors of Italian and international creativity with a series of events, related to research and thoughts on the future of design and architecture, encouraging the debates and cultural exchange among business professionals. In cooperation with Icon Design Rimadesio will participate at the communication project "A look beyond", that will see it as protagonist with the Ala cabinet, interpreted by Pierpaolo Ferrari. The shots will be exhibited in an exhibition at Palazzo del Cinema Anteo and will become a report of the October issue of Icon Design dedicated to the 20 most interesting pieces of 2018, intended to become icons of the future. Moreover a video created with the photos of the products will be shown at the Milan Design Film Festival (October 25th-28th, 2018) during the 4 days of the event.
The date with the great basket of the Trofeo Lombardia was back. Rimadesio remains the official sponsor of the event, that this year included the classic quadrangular of A Leauge together with a quadrangular with the teams of the B League championship. Basketball Aurora Rimadesio took the field with another 7 teams for big challenge to win the title: Urania Milano, Pallacanestro Vigevano, Omnia Basket Pavia, Pallacanestro Varese, Pallacanestro Cantù, Vanoli Cremona together with Dolomiti Energia Trento, Italian vice champion of the team now in charge. The Italian star of the NBA Danilo Gallinari was the guest star of the 10th edition of the event, dedicated to the memory of Francesco Malberti.
A few days after the opening of the new Rimadesio Beijing monobrand, the Shanghai showroom has been completely renewed, in order to be aligned with the new corporate identity. Great success at the presentation event, in which the CEO Davide Malberti and the architect and designer Giuseppe Bavuso have recalled the most significant moments of the Rimadesio history and underlined the characteristics of the recent collections. A proof of the active expansion of the brand into one of the most important international markets.
Porcelain, a compact hard, colored and non porous ceramic material, is the brand new Rimadesio finishing, available on swing doors, sliding panels, sideboards, shelves and dressing. Obtained through a mixture of clays, sand and other natural substances, cooked at high temperature (1000 – 1300 C°), the Rimadesio porcelain is printed with water-based ecologic and sustainable inks and enamels, in an exclusive texture available in 2 colors. The material guarantees a high resistance to abrasion and breaking, in accordance with UNI 7697 and UNI 12600 international rules.
Rimadesio has confirmed to be more and more internationally oriented by opening a new showroom in the Chinese capital of Beijing on July, 31st. The event is a milestone in the business expansion in the Far East, where today six stores, born from the valuable cooperation with the local partner The House of Madison, are concentrated. The CEO Davide Malberti and the architect and designer Giuseppe Bavuso have attended the event and inaugurated the new exhibition space, designed according to the corporate identity.
3212-13#, No 1 Hujialou, JingGuang Center,
East 3rd Ring Road, Chaoyang District, Beijing
+86 10 6597 8011
Rimadesio opens its doors to BMW, the famous German multinational company. A visit to the headquarters in Giussano and focused on the sustainability aspects of Rimadesio, always attentive towards the environment. Continuous investments in both production systems and innovative technologies aiming to produce and manage energy, together with the recent acquisition of electric-power Bmw i3 cars make Rimadesio one of the most conscientious companies in the matter of sustainability on the international scene.
Rimadesio doubles its presence in Russia with a new showroom in Moscow, opened in collaboration with the local partner Landoor, historical reality for almost 30 years with a design force of 80 architects and professionals. The Rimadesio store is located not far from the Kremlin, in the Moscow-Artplay Design Center district. A huge district dedicated to culture and design, where are located architectural firms, the main showcases of design companies, as well as cultural spaces, exhibition spaces of contemporary art or artistic installations. In the 160sqm exhibition area the entire Rimadesio production is presented with the latest innovations presented at the Milan Furniture Fair.
Which are the common aspects between the fashion and the design world? Two great exponents of the sector express their opinion: fashion designer Sir Paul Smith and businessman Alberto Alessi, honor guests of the first appointment with Talking About 2018 held on June, 18th at the Rimadesio theater in Milan. The two protagonists, interviewed by Michele Lupi, shared their experiences, their history and their training path. A conversation that has compared the fashion industry with that of product design, two parallel and constantly developing worlds. that are making mutual contamination on of their strongest point.
Rimadesio opens a new store space in Marbella, fourth showroom in the Spanish territory, in a building with typical Andalusian architecture. A few steps from the famous seafront, in the most prestigious and tourist district of the Costa del Sol, a 100sqm exhibition space offers an important selection of the Rimadesio collection, the wide range of finishes and the latest news.
Designed by architect Rafael de La-Hoz for Grupo Lar company, Lagasca99 is going to become an architectural icon of Madrid. Rimadesio, in collaboration with the Monobran showroom in Madrid by Iconno, takes part in the project with the supply of Cover storage system for the 44 apartments planned. An important participation for a future project based on the most advanced principles of sustainability.
Rimadesio presents a series of events dedicated to the world of design and of the project in general, developed in collaboration with Icon and Icon Design, Area and Platform. Different and complementary themes, very similar to the reality of the company and freely interpreted by some of the most authoritative magazines in the field. An initiative confirming Rimadesio's commitment to promote the reflection and comparison, as a necessary condition for the search for quality.
Milan Flagship store
via Visconti di Modrone 26
tel 02 76280708
Moda & Design
Dialogue on current interactions and future exchanges between the two branches
in collaboration with Icon, Icon Design
Guests: Sir Paul Smith, fashion designer, Alberto Alessi, businessman
Moderator: Michele Lupi, Icon and Icon Design director
Contract & Progetto
The value of interdisciplinary mixtures
in collaboration with Area
Guests: Alessandro Adamo, DEGW; Marco Casamonti, Archea Associati; Gianluca Peluffo, GianlucaPeluffo&Partners
Moderator: Matteo Ruta, direttore Arketipo
#I Love Milano
The evolution of the urban pattern between architecture and poetics
in collaboration with Platform
Guests: Aldo Cibic, Cibic Workshop; Juan Conde, Eclettico Design; Giacomo De Amicis, Deamicisarchitetti; Matteo Fantoni, Matteo Fantoni Studio; Alfonso Femia, Atelier Femia; Francesco Fresa, Piuarch; Michele Rossi, Park Associati; Claudio Saverino, Vudafieri Saverino Partner; Claudio Silvestrin, Claudio Silvestrin Architetti; Paolo Volpato, Matteo Thun & Partners
Moderator: Luca Molinari
Great success for the inauguration of the new Saint Petersburg monobrand showroom, which took place on May 23rd. The evening, attended by Alexey Dorozhkin, chief editor of Elle Decor Russia, registered 350 invited guests including important exponents of the Russian architecture as well as important public figures. Honor guest, the architect and designer Giuseppe Bavuso. The new showroom, spread over an area of 220 square meters and realized in partnership with Galerie 46, is located in a characteristic historical building, few steps from the Hermitage, close to the Saint Isaac's Cathedral. Completely renovated and finished following the corporate identity, it presents a significant selection of the collection, including the latest news.
Spazio is a Glass partition wall system, always custom made, providing linear, corner and terminal solutions for the internal organization of domestic, public, or professional environments. The versatile design of Spazio is underlined by the possibility to combine it with Rimadesio sliding door collection and the wide availability of glass and metal finishes.
Flat System is a system of tables designed for professional spaces with extruded aluminum structure and glass top. Natural evolution of the table, Flat System provides for configurations with terminal and side workspace, and a wide range of specific equipment and accessories. The proposal allows to meet the typical needs of the new working areas, providing practical and functional solutions for every operating condition.
The steady expansion of the Rimadesio proposal concerns two well-known bestsellers of the collection. The Manta table, becomes available in special lengths, taking advantage of the particular design of the diecast aluminum structure.
The Alambra system is now enriched with new proposals with a transparent glass top: the sideboard version with different equipment and the middle room cabinet version.
Designed in 1998 as a bookcase or walk-in closet, Zenit immediately stood out for a series of innovations, including a solution allowing maximum freedom of arrangement of the equipment, now once again updated on an aesthetic and functional level.
Dress bold, A wall-mounted walk-in closet, designed with a fixing system without holes or pre-set
hooks, allowing a free and functional arrangement of the equipment. Now is also available in the version with back panels with new exclusive fabrics, enhanced by integrated led lighting system.
Moon door, since the beginning, has concentrated a long series of technical and aesthetic innovations. Now is also available in the double swing version and with the new porcelain cladding finish and a patented fastening system for a safe and functional closing of the fixed panel.
Modus is a brand new project specifically intended for the hotel industry. A high performance solution concentrating all Rimadesio qualities and promptly responding to all the international standards in terms of fire resistance and acoustic comfort. Modus is equipped with an exclusive led backlight, integrated into the jamb.
The Rimadesio stylistic dimension collected into a catalogue / magazine, alternating images, graphics and texts. A free association of interior portraits and of products, literary quotations, evocative photos, insights and reflections on technical and scientific topics relevant to the Rimadesio philosophy. At the center a photographic contribution by Tommaso Sartori, presenting the finishes of the collection with a series of still-life balancing between graphics and architecture
The new Rimadesio proposals cover all the aspects and types of the collection: extra-large versions, materials, finishes, expansion of range and destination. A set of coordinated solutions for the interior design, that confirms the vocation for innovation and the constant search for quality.
The Rimadesio showroom in via Visconti di Modrone, Milan confirms to be a fundamental meeting point during the Milan design week. An exhibition space dedicated to architects, designers and professionals, in order to express all the technical and stylistic qualities of the collection.
Expansions of range and destination, extra-large versions, materials, finishes: the new Rimadesio proposals cover all the aspects and types of the collection. In the News 2018 the new Spazio system defines a series of environments in which the other innovations alternate: from the integrated sliding doors to the Flat professional table system, from the Dress walk-in closet and Zenit bookcase enriched with new surfaces to the new dimensional versions of the Manta table. Moon and Modus doors complete the telling, A set of coordinated solution for the interior design that confirms the vocation to innovation and the constant search for absolute quality.
Collection design: Giuseppe Bavuso
Art direction and graphic design: Juma
Photo: Federico Cedrone
Styling: Patrizia Cantarella
Every year Rimadesio commits a different photographer to the interpretation of the exclusive surfaces of the collection and presents the result within the Stories and Matters volume. After Santi Caleca and Nicolas Polli, this year the theme has been committed to Tommaso Sartori, who presented glass, metals, wood veneers, leathers and fabrics as extraordinary protagonists of miniature architectural compositions. A photographic project enhancing the different surface quality, through a sophisticated play of reflections and transparencies.
The sixth consecutive year of increase for Rimadesio, that exceeds the threshold of a 50-million turnover for the first time in its history, marking a new and memorable record. With a closing of €50.3 million, the forecasts made at the beginning of the year have definitely been more than confirmed, with an increase over the previous year of 20% and even 51% on the 2015 financial statements. An important contribution to the achievement of these results comes from the strong growth of the worldwide monobrand stores. Record-breaking figures also for the workforce: after closing 2016 with 13 new recruitments, 11 new permanent employees were added last year to support production, sales and technical departments.
Built by the Shanghai Longfeng Enterprise Group and recently renovated by Hong Kong's successful interior design studio "Steve Leung Design SLD", the Royal Pavilion is made of twin skyscrapers, each of 39 floors and 130 meters high, located in the heart of the residential area of Shanghai. Rimadesio contributes with the local partner Madison Group with the supply of Sail and Stripe sliding panels and Zenit and Dress bold walk-in closets.
Far East is a successful area for the Rimadesio proposal: after the recent opening in China, Singapore and the Philippines, is now the time for the opening of a new Rimadesio showroom in Japan. Result of a partnership with the local dealer, Team Net Inc. / Estile, the Rimadesio monobrand is located in Tokyo, in the central Aoyama district, adjacent to the famous Omotesando, the fashion street.
The project includes the presentation of the latest proposals of the collection with a surface of 200 sqm on two levels; from the living area on the first level to the night area and an office on the upper floor.
Zenit system was presented in 1998 by the Giuseppe Bavuso's project and it has introduced a number of important innovations in the typology of upright bookcase. The exclusive element hooking system which allows “open modularity” and the production of an aluminium upright without holes and fixed hookings. Precision, reliability and free changes over time are the evident advantages it has reached. Zenit system was selected in the Adi Design Index 2001 and the extreme project versatility makes it stand out. Ceiling or wall, linear and angular, bookcases, containers, TV shelf holder and supply walk-in closet are parts of the endless declensions of a products, which has upgraded several variation of finishing. It's the best seller of the collection thanks to his up-to-date appearance.
The new Cape Town showroom is open in collaboration with local partner Domum Africa leaded by Colin Lee, former tenor, business management graduate, main director, and his collaborators Gurmat Nahal and Ramon Casado, who can boast over 20 years of international experiences. Located in the historic Victoria & Alfred Waterfront district, an area distinguished by the presence of numerous companies in the field, the single-brand store occupies a surface of 300 square meters, divided into four areas dedicated to the living and night proposals of the collection. It will be a new meeting place for professionals in the field and design enthusiasts that confirms the growing international interest in the quality of Rimadesio’s products.
Waterway House, Canal District
Cape Town 8002
The walk-in closet Dress bold modernises his aesthetics through the introduction of the exclusive fabric Lux, in silk or cotton. The fabric, which is an handmade-piece produced in Italy, is available in 7 variations and is a part of the 6 colors of the Material collections. All these characteristics allow us to personalise the back of the walk-in closet Dress bold. It's a versatile, complete and custom-made programm with an infinitive finishing combinations which allows a perfect stylistic and functional encounter between furniture and architecture of interiors.
Ecology, Architecture, Technology, Style: the essential components of Rimadesio’s DNA were the main themes of Talking About, a series of meetings with the protagonists of science, culture and industry that took place spring through autumn 2017. The summary of each meeting, together with an open consideration of the company, makes up the content of a collection of dedicated booklets that were presented to the press with an event on Thursday, January 30th in the morning at the Rimadesio flagship store.
Presented at the last Salone del Mobile in Milan, the Daimon sliding panels have been recently awarded by the American magazine Interior Design Magazine in the Architectural Product category, within the 12th annual Best of Year awards. The ceremony was held last December 1st, in the prestigious IAC building in New York, designed by Frank Gehry. The recognition occurred meanwhile the first deliveries of the product started.
Five years after its opening, the Rimadesio showroom in Beirut has been updated following the corporate identity and the local partner Modern Zone has organized an extraordinary event for the public. Located on the ground floor of a historic building in Sin El Fil, the exhibition space displays a significant selection of the collection, including the latest novelties.
Farah Building - President Emil Edde Street -
Sin El Fil - Lebanon
+961 1 482 382
The new Rimadesio Monobrand is open in the heart of Geneva, a short walk from the financial district of the city, in collaboration with Reichel Cuisines local partner. The space, completely restored according to the typical corporate identity, occupies a surface of 150sqm and has 2 large street front windows. Inside, the sliding panels of the collection define a large living area and two night area, besides an area dedicated to the design.
Avenue du Mail 18, 1205 Genève, Svizzera
+41 22 328 02 40
A series of ecologically sustainable and environmentally friendly colors: Ecolorsystem, Rimadesio’s exclusive collection of matte and glossy lacquers, made of last-generation water-based paints, resistant to corrosion, temperature leaps, aging and detergents. Ecolorsystem is the result of advanced research through experiments with color and surface treatments in continuous update, with the objective to provide to the production cycle and to the final consumer, the total absence of dangerous and harmful substances. There is an ever-increasing attention to bio-compatibility of raw materials and production methods, which is a further evidence of Rimadesio’s sustainable DNA.
Located in the exclusive “Triangle d’Or” area of Casablanca, which is one of the most elegant neighborhoods of the Moroccan city, the new Rimadesio showroom covers 350 sq m, with double-height ceilings. The perfect frame to present the entire collection, including the latest products. The space includes exhibition areas divided into living and night areas, and a technical area designated to the display of swing doors and covers.
Rimadesio is part of the M/Y Domani project created by Benetti Shipyard, the world leader in luxury mega-yachts. A 45-meter boat with rounded shapes and firm lines, all made of steel and aluminum. The design of the interiors, curated by Studio Galeazzi and the architect Paola Asaro, includes the use of Stripe sliding panels and Even doors in both living and sleeping areas. A project that confirms the high technical and functional performance of Rimadesio products.
In the design world the term Style used to have a negative meaning, while today it implies a constitutive and fundamental part of any creative work. The economist Luca Solca, one of the most prominent contemporary luxury brand analysts, has reminded us about it. Encouraged by Michele Lupi, Solca has referred to the fashion and high-end world, turning deeply inside out the concept of luxury in general but also in the changes due to a more and more e-commerce society. He illustrated the need to think in terms of exclusivity, as well as continuous innovation, explaining the risks of the so-called "old sale". A lesson that, coming from an area parallel to the furniture field, is useful, in order to prevent any mistakes and to identify possible strategies.
Each year ADI, the Industrial Design Association, through its Permanent Observatory, selects the best projects with products or theoretical and business communication. The resulting publication, called ADI Design Index, aims at identifying ideal models for research, design and technical and expressive quality, a valuable contribution to the development of our culture. With great pride Rimadesio informs about the presence in the 2017 edition of two projects: Sail sliding panels, Giuseppe Bavuso design, and Rimadesio 60 monograph, Juma design..
What would be, in the near future, the technological applications that will mostly affect our daily life?
Matteo Pirola, professor at the Politecnico di Milano, interviewed for this reason Angelo Cangelosi, one of the world's leading experts in Artificial Intelligence. The talk, that tried to clarify such an actual topic, was about caregiver robots, anthropomorphic robots that learn to talk, trust issues between man and robots and moral responsibilities of a driving robot.
Always caring at environmental issues, Rimadesio has recently adopted three Bmw i3 cars and a 100% electric Nissan van. The choice, coupled with the installation of a new generation recharging station, allows to leverage self-produced energy, thanks to the powerful photovoltaic system. A virtuous journey that will very shortly develop with the total conversion to the electrical of all the means of transport business.
Situated in a green area at the edge of the city of Sondrio, the villa is harmoniously integrated into the mountain landscape characterized by the typical vineyards of Valtellina. The project, by Damilanostudio Architects, is developed on a 750 square meters surface divided in two areas connected by a common covered porch, in line with its access: on one hand the car park and the guesthouse, on the other side the residence of the owners.
Rimadesio participates to the Arch. Duilio Damilano's project with Velaria Sliding panels together with Moon doors and Manta table in Emperador marble finishing. A Cover storage system welcomes you into the apartment.
The ninth edition of "Trofeo Lombardia", organized by Pallacanestro Aurora Desio, took place during the weekend of 8-10 September. This year the competition, with Rimadesio as main sponsor, is called “Rimadesio Cup”. The event, in memory of Francesco Malberti, honorary chairman and founder of Pallacanestro Aurora Desio, was a challenge among 8 teams of Serie A1 A2: pallacanestro cantù, leonessa brescia, pallacanestro varese, vanoli basket cremona, legnano basket knights, blu basket treviglio, piacenza basket, pallacanestro orzinuovi.
Love Design is an initiative aimed at raising funds for cancer care research. Thanks to the joint commitment of some Italian furniture design leading brands, supported by AIRC and ADI, which guarantee the prestige of this initiative in terms of product quality, Love Design manages to ease the connection between the excellence of Italian creativity, scientific research and charity. From the first edition in 2003 to date, Love Design provided over 18,000 design objects, supplied by 520 companies, raising founds over 2 million euro directed to the best scientific research. The AIRC fundraising during the October event will finance three triennial scholarships, 75 thousands euro each, for three young Italian researchers. As for all the projects promoted by the Association, the funds will be allocated according to a straight and meritocratic process. Rimadesio was an enthusiastic partner of this highly worthy initiative since the very beginning.
The Canadian magazine Azure gave a double award to the new Soho sliding doors, winner for "Architectural Products" and "People Choise" sections after an online vote on the magazine website. The jury, with influential representatives of the design world, appreciated the aesthetic value, the functionality and the technological quality, a unique combination characteristic of the Rimadesio proposal. The awards were announced in Toronto in the presence of Massimiliano Fuksas, guest of honour of the event.
Rimadesio approach has always been aimed to higher ecological goals, indeed the company is self-sufficient in power supply and certified according to the highest European standards; but today the word “ecology” means much more. Marco Belpoliti, among the most forward-looking Italian intellectuals, reminded us of that, by describing the birth (actually very recent, at the mid nineteenth century) and the etymological meaning of the term “ecology”, as well as its developments and environmental implications. A “back-to-Nature” goal that needs humans charging themselves of their choices, according to the consumption of either land, as well as objects and words. Finally, the homo faber is not required to deny his will to create, but to overcome the false myth of “novelty”.
Rimadesio surfaces at the focus of Nicolas Polli's photo shooting
Every year Rimadesio asks a different photographer to interpret the exclusive surfaces of its collection and it shows the results within the catalogue Stories and Matters. After Santi Caleca for 2016, this year was selected Nicolas Polli, young Swiss photographer and graphic designer. The making of his pictures is based on the concept of photo shooting as an unreal action, sorted by the assembly of multiple shots and the choice of unusual perspectives. For Rimadesio, Nicolas works on the perspective estrangement effect and the objects are floating without reference points in an undefined black space. Lightings improve the dynamism of shapes and enhance the finishing of each element.
The modular systems and their accessories are an integral part of the ongoing update of the Rimadesio collection. The pull-out shelves for Cover, Cover freestanding and Zenit can now be equipped with a new series of customized organizers in walnut, to fill or combine with accessories in argilla or castoro ecological leather. The goal is to provide highly customizable solutions to store watched, rings, ties, coins and other small items of everyday usage.
Talking about "architecture" is no longer common. The interiors are now considered as spaces to be filled rather than be defined: this is the theory expressed by Beppe Finessi and Marco Romanelli during the first (out of four) "Talking about..." event, that took place on May 25th at the Rimadesio Theatre in Milan.
A debate on different definitions (interior design or furnitures?), teaching, magazines, architect-client relationships and "equipped-houses". In summary, the focus was the great importance of interior spaces in the contemporary architecture.
The sliding systems, always the focus of the Rimadesio proposal, are now the key elements of a major technical and aesthetic evolution. The substantial improvement involves the sliding mechanism, now much lighter and more precise, combined with a series of patented solutions, designed to reach a complete architectural integration. Like the new black finish, perfectly concealing, applied to the new rails and various mechanical components, and the innovative rails covering profiles, available in the same finishes of the panel or prepared to be painted to match the ceiling. The new sliding system will be available from Autumn 2017.
Is it possible to identify a Company's DNA? Rimadesio thinks so and identified the following components of its DNA: Architecture, Technology, Ecology, Style.
Aware of the complexity of the meaning involved by the four words mentioned above, we decided to investigate it by inviting some experts in cultural fields related to design. The talks are scheduled in the Rimadesio Theatre in Milan during spring/fall 2017. We are almost sure that specifyng a DNA is a process that requires a clear vision about our mission, finely-tuned between purposes and results. By doing this, we aim to place a clear statement in the contemporary design debate.
25 May Architecture
Beppe Finessi & Marco Romanelli talk
The space first of all: “interiors” lessons of Italian masters of architecture.
Rimadesio stands out, compared to other brands, for the peculiar care that it pays to interiors layouts instead of interiors accessories. Thus, it is not matter of filling a space with furniture pieces, rather defining the space itself. According to this vision, it arises a clear reference to the great season of Italian design masters like Franco Albini, Carlo Mollino, Ignazio Gardella, Nanda Vigo. Such references stand nowadays as a manifesto.
Beppe Finessi, architect, was born in Ferrara in 1966. Associated professor at the Politecnico di Milano, previously editor of Abitare and director of Inventario since 2010.
He edited exhibitions and publications concerning the work of Italian design masters like Munari, Mangiarotti, Castiglioni, Magistretti and Mendini, but also contemporary designers like Ulian, Iacchetti, Novembre.
Marco Romanelli, designer and critic, was born in Trieste in 1958. Editor of Domus and Abitare, among his writings, the most noticeable are the monographs on Gio Ponti, Joe
Colombo, Gino Sarfatti, Ico Parisi, Bruno Munari, Paolo Ulian and Umberto Riva. As a designer, with Marta Laudani, he worked for some of the most famous Italian Companies
like Driade, O luce, Glas and Fiam.
6 July Ecology
Marco Belpoliti & Stefano Salis talk
100% eco - friendly new meanings and different involvements.
The environmental awareness, key component of Rimadesio's DNA, should be nowadays a “must”, eventually strengthened following the latest technological innovations, in any case isuch a theme cannot be ignored. As a matter of fact, the ecological approach is just partially shared, thus it is crucial, and almost vital, to talk about it. But this is not enough: it is also necessary to extend the use of the word ecology to new and unexpected fields.
Marco Belpoliti, born in Reggio Emilia in 1954, is professor at the Università di Bergamo. He published many books among which recently with Guanda: Primo Levi di fronte e di profilo and La prova. He edited the Meridiano for the writings by Gianni Celati and, with Einaudi, Primo Levi's Opere complete. He contributes to several journals and magazines and he edits, with others, Riga (Marcos y Marcos) and doppiozero.com.
Stefano Salis, was born in Sant’Antioco in 1970. He is an expert in several fields like editing graphics, bibliophily, literature and design. Journalist for Il Sole 24 Ore, he writes
every week on the Domenicale's Mirabilia column about book covers, exhibitions or personalities. He is also editor-in-chief of Commenti & Inchieste section.
28 September Technology
Angelo Cangelosi & Matteo Pirola talk
Man - robot: interactions: work in progress.
Technology for Rimadesio is a valuable tool, but it has to be silent. This means that Rimadesio never works with a selfish virtuosity, but finds the proper solutions following a
process of review of the goals achieved. Thus, technology is a key to preserve and improve Mankind. The aim of the latest technologies in every field, such as biomedicine, robotics, psychology and quantum physics, is to build our future.
Angelo Cangelosi, born in Alcamo in 1967, is Artificial Intelligence and Cognition professor and Director at the Centre for Robotics and Neural Systems at Plymouth University (UK). He recently published for MIT Press, with Matt Schlesinger, Developmental Robotics: From Babies to Robots. Since 2014 he is working on the projectTHRIVE (US Air Force Office of Science and Research).
Matteo Pirola, architect, PhD, was born in Cernusco sul Naviglio in 1975. He is professor of interior design and history of architecture at the Politecnico di Milano. He works as a critic, curator and researcher on contemporary art, design and architecture.
26 October Style
Luca Solca & Michele Lupi talk
Colors and finishings: a parallel universe related to form and function.
Style, for long considered a negative word in the design debate, is nowadays positively referred to all the characteristics of the brand identity. Thus, the style can be defined as the combination of the project's key elements and their specific finishings. Such finishings are special tools that follow, but also anticipate, the designer's work. How is it possible to forecast colors and finishings trends?
Luca Solca, born in Milano in 1963, he is trained in Economics and works as a fashion analyst. Director of Exane, Luxury Goods Company, part of the group BNP Paribas. He also writes for the website The Business of Fashion.
Michele Lupi was born in Milano in 1965 and in 1994 worked as Rizzoli's correspondent in New York City. Since 1999 he is part of the GQ Italia team. In 2003 he founded Rolling Stone Italia. Editor-in-chief of GQ Italia (2006-2011), Icon and Flair (2014). In 2015 he launched the magazine Icon Design.
Rimadesio opens a new monobrand showroom in Como, a few steps away from the old city. The opening confirms the long-term partnership between Rimadesio and Pozzoli Progetti e Servizi. By the lake and close to Villa Olmo, the showroom will display a selection of the collection divided into living, night and dining area. A perfect chance to fine tune the exhibit according to the new Rimadesio Identity manual.
The industrial production, as we all know, requires an important energy consumption and nowadays, to avoid negative environmental impacts, many companies are using solar energy systems. Rimadesio goes further: the Company is not just producing the needed energy for its requirements, but it is able to store the energy surplus. As a matter of fact, it is possible to plan the industrial production but not the sunbeam intensity. Therefore, the energy surplus to requirements is internally stored for later use. The solution is more efficient than the commonly-known and based on the energy surplus introduction into the electricity network and it following reuse. Rimadesio alternative, based on the innovative energy storage through lithium batteries of the latest generation, represents the most powerful industrial storage system on a large scale in Europe.
1,3 Mwp: photovoltaic system total power
100 kWh: lithium batteries storage capacity
1,5 million kWh: annual energy production
800 tons of CO2 not released into the atmosphere
Muraba Residences, East Crescent, Palm Jumeirah, Dubai. Project by RCR Arquitectes
Designed by RCR Arquitectes, recent winner of the 2017 Pritzker prize, the Muraba Residences include 51 apartments, internal spa, gym, pool and dedicated services. Rimadesio Project partecipated to the project of the prestigious residential building, located on the Palm Jumeirah in Dubai, by supplying 320 completely customized Cover compositions.
The RCR Arquitectes study, founded by Rafael Aranda, Carmen and Ramon Pigen Vialta, recently won the 2017 Pritzker prize, a real Nobel for architecture. The motivation emphasizes "the variety of projects ranging from public to private, from cultural and educational building to residential buildings". The RCR study will receive the award in May during the official ceremony held in Tokyo.
Dress bold, the historic Rimadesio walk-in closet, has been deepened functionally and aesthetically renewed. The project includes the materials, such as the extention of the wooden and glass backs with a fabric version; the new shoe rack, available in melamine or regenerated leather; The new LED lighting system, perfectly spread all over the composition, available on all horizontal surfaces, the floor base and the upper part of the back panel. A versatile and complete walk-in closet, totally customized, like any systems of the Rimadesio collection.
Rimadesio opens a new showroom in Hyderabad, important city in central-southern India. An area of 130 square meters inside the entirely renewed building of Banjara Hills, the most exclusive city district. The exhibition area is designed in every detail to show in the best way the Rimadesio Collection. Floors in grey gres stoneware and walls with concrete finishing are framing four different areas to divide the space: day and night areas, meeting room and a section dedicated to technical exposition.
A project developed within a special year, a collection of stories, events and tales. A book dedicated to Rimadesio, to its people and its history, for a 60th anniversary to be remembered. Four amazing main characters, guests of the Rimadesio 60 series of events. Unique personalities who share Rimadesio values and qualities: creativity, innovation, heritage and respect for the environment. Each chapter has a creative introduction by four young contemporary artists.
Rimadesio achieves the 60th anniversary and chooses to celebrate with four 'unusual' meetings, which took place in Milan showroom, by expressing the values that since 1956 qualify the company worldwide: creativity, innovation, respect for the environment, heritage and taste for challenges. The attitude for a coherent and conscious evolution, which has always characterized Rimadesio, is then resumed in the four events with four exceptional talents, able to interpret the uniqueness of the company's philosophy.
Adventure, space discovery and challenges for the future illustrated by the famous Italian astronaut Maurizio Cheli, during the fourth and final meeting with the protagonists of Rimadesio 60. A special event aimed at discovering the background of an extraordinary reality, full of charm and suggestion.
He was born in Zocca, near Modena, in 1959. He was astronaut for the European Space Agency, now chief test manager in Alenia Aeronautica-Finmeccanica. In 1992 he joins ESA and the year after obtaines the qualification at the Johnson Space Center in Houston to become an astronaut. In 1996 his first mission with the Space Shuttle Columbia, as mission 2 specialist, in other words flight engineer (first Italian to get this position). In 2004 he graduates in Political Sciences at the University of Turin and gets a Master in Business Administration at the Ecole Superieure de Commerce de Paris. In 2009 he is member of the organizing committee of the World Air Games. Cheli has an experience of 380 hours in the space and 4500 hours of flight activities on more than 50 different types of aircrafts.
Alambra collection, ADI Design Index 2016 Selection
Alambra collection, designed by Giuseppe Bavuso, has been selected by ADI Design Index, the annual publication by ADI Association for the Industrial Design. Apparent simplicity, lightness of chosen materials, simple lines combined with Alambra great technical value are the main reasons to explain the choice of Design ADI permanent Observatory, a group of almost a hundred and fifty experts in the field. Alambra will also participate in the competition for the next Compasso d'Oro ADI 2018, the prestigious award that, from more than sixty years, represents the most renowned selection of design products in the Italian panorama.
Selected products has been presented during two dedicated events:
Milan: Palazzo dei Giureconsulti, via Mercanti 2
Rome: Ex Cartiera Latina, Sala Appia - Parco Regionale dell’Appia Antica
Three years after its first inauguration, during the 2016 Design Week, Rimadesio showroom in Vienna has been reopen in October, totally renewed from the exhibition layout to surfaces and materials. An operation not concerning just the insertion of new and updated products, but the whole space with materials and surfaces, the general layout and the integration of new technical-descriptive solutions.
The Trofeo Lombardia 2016, at its eighth edition, has been dedicated to the memory of Francesco Malberti, honorary president and founder of Basketball Aurora Desio. Great sporting event with six Lombard teams of Serie A as protagonists, two more than previous editions: EA7 Emporio Armani Milano, Europromotion Legnano, Leonessa Brescia, Pallacanestro Cantù, Remer Blu Basket Treviglio and Vanoli Cremona. The event, always a hit with the public, has been supported by Rimadesio as main sponsor of the hosting team.
Rimadesio 60 stories, challenges, talents. Giovanni Soldini
A great success for the third appointment with the events Rimadesio 60. The world-famous Italian sailor Giovanni Soldini kept the audience hooked with incredible and engaging stories about his life and his passion for sailing. A unique and captivating personality, which outlined Rimadesio values such as innovation, respect for the environment and taste for challenges.
He was born in Milan in 1966. He starts sailing as a child, thanks to his father. After 26 years of ocean races, two solo World Round and 40 transoceanics, he still sails, facing the toughest races in the world and trying to beat historical records of speed sailing. On February 29th, 2000 he received the Legion d'Honneur, France' highest honor, at the Navy Museum in Paris, by decision of the French President Jacques Chirac for the sea rescue of the sailor Isabelle Autissier. On February 12th, 2004, President Carlo Azeglio Ciampi Official appointed him Officer to the Order of Merit of the Italian Republic. With his boat Maserati Vor 70 and his crew of eight professional sailors, in February 2013 he breaks the record of the historical Gold Route: 13,225 miles separating New York from San Francisco, through Cape Horn. In January this year, he participates to the legendary Sydney-Hobarth regatta, ranking fourth and first in his class.
An area of 330 square meters inside a brand new and important residential building, just a few steps away from Bicentenario park and United Nations branch: Rimadesio inaugurates its first monobrand store in Santiago del Cile. Designed by the Architect Giacomo Fossati, the showroom displays the whole Rimadesio collection, from sliding doors to furniture systems, in a wide exhibition space enriched by wood and concrete details.
The second event related to Rimadesio 60th anniversary gave voice to the writer and researcher Matteo Nucci, academic of ancient world and philosophy. Tales of history and beauty, heroes and famous intellectuals: ancient topics but at the same time surprisingly contemporary. A special night and a tribute to past, present and future history. The chance to meet a person passionate of art, study and research, precious values for Rimadesio philosophy.
He was born in Rome in 1970. Passionate of the Greek world and its heroes, he has studied the ancient world, published essays on the origins of philosophy, Empedocles, Socrates and Plato, and Einaudi in 2009 published his edition of Plato's Symposium. Also in 2009 he published his first novel, Sono comuni le cose degli amici (Ponte alle Grazie), followed in 2011 by Il toro non sbaglia mai (Ponte alle Grazie) and in 2013 by Le Lacrime degli eroi (Einaudi), a fictive essay, reinterpreting the ancient Greek world in the light of the Homeric heroes' tears. He is the author different journey reports for magazines, as Il Venerdì di Repubblica, Flair and, on the web,by Minima et Moralia.
Rimadesio in now opening a new showroom in Teheran, in Elahieh district, exclusive commercial and residential core of the Iranian capital. The showroom is composed of five floors and the first one is entirely dedicated to the Rimadesio design. An area of 150 square meters with wide shop windows on three sides of the prestigious building, characterized by a unique partition with an exhibition space, a technical area to show the elaborate mechanisms of sliding doors and a meeting room. A complete and detailed panoramic on the company's interpretation of contemporary living.
Rimadesio 60 stories, challenges, talents. Joan As Police Woman
The program of events planned to celebrate the sixtieth anniversary of Rimadesio starts with Joan As Police Woman, the famous American song-writer, who performed in an exclusive live with piano and guitar last Wednesday evening, May 18th. Before the show, staged at the flagship store in Milan, an informal chat between Michele Lupi and the artist, a unique opportunity to learn about the character and her extraordinary life, through a story full of personal anecdotes. A special evening of talent and authenticity, values to be shared and recognized, and which characterize the project 'Rimadesio 60'.
Joan Wasser was born in Norwalk, Connecticut (USA), in1970. She started playing piano, when she was six years old and two years later she took her first violin lessons, which will allow her to perform in various school orchestras, including the Boston University Symphony Orchestra. In the late nineties Joan begins to explore different musical experiences and not only related to play violin. She starts then to develop her own personal style, thus becoming known within the indie rock scene. In May 1997, her boyfriend and musician Jeff Buckley, accidentally drowns during an evening swim in the Wolf River in Memphis, Tennessee. In 1999 she joins Antony and the Johnsons, with whom she records the album “IAm a Bird Now”. In June 2002, after moving to New York, she forms a trio and starts working under the name of Joan as Police Woman. She releases several successful albums. On June, 12th 2006 she releases her first solo album, Real Life that, two years later will be honored at the Independent Music Awards for best pop rock album. She starts artistic cooperations with David Sylvian and other famous international artists like Lou Reed, Elton John, Dave Gahan and Rufus Wainwright. The Classic, her most recent album, the fourth one as solo singer, has been released in 2014.
XXI Triennale Milano - 'Stanze. Altre filosofie dell’Abitare'
After twenty years since the last edition, the Milan Triennale hosts an exhibition dedicated to the interior architecture: 'Stanze. Altre filosofie dell’Abitare'. Edited by Beppe Finessi and organized by the Salone del Mobile.Milan, the event will be part of a wider program of events planned during the fair. Among the provided 11 rooms, Rimadesio will take part with Ursus, by Duilio Forte, an artwork connected to the poetry of the famous artist-architect based on the theme of 'domestic landscape', developed according to the principles of ArkiZoic manifest. A partnership between Rimadesio and Duilio Forte, with a common desire for tests and research in design and contemporary living.
XXI Triennale International Exhibition
Palazzo dell’Arte, Milano
April 2nd to September 12th 2016
'Put your heart in what you are doing. Use the heuristic method. Give space to chance, error and unfinished': these are some of the key points of the ArchiZoic thought, as basic of the AtelierFORTE activity. Thus, following his principles, Duilio Forte is personally committed to the realization of 'Ursus', whose partner is Rimadesio, one of the 11setups, protagonists of the 'Stanze' event at the XXI Triennale di Milano. We find him working at site, busy assembling the impressive wooden structure, composing the mosaics, staring at the paintings, directing with visible enthusiasm the work of young employees of his Atelier. 'The work does not end in the project itself,' says the architect-artist, 'because the result depends mostly on its realization, as in a music opera.'
XXI Triennale International Exhibition
Palazzo dell’Arte, Milan
April 2nd to September 12th 2016
Already on the Spanish market for several years and with more and more growing results, Rimadesio is now opening a new monobrand store in Madrid, confirming a significant recognition of the design and style of the company.
The two floor exhibition space for a total area of 400 square meters, is overlooking the three sides of a prestigious building located in Calle de O'Donnell, in a commercial area for contemporary furniture. It shows a significant selection of the collection, including the latest novelties.
By the activation of the new photovoltaic system in May 2016, Rimadesio makes its own manufacturing capacity of solar energy more powerful, achieving a yearly production of 1,4 Kwh million, equal to the average consumption of 500 families. Furthermore a new system for collecting industrial energy will be activated, one of the first ever in Italy.A record confirming the particular orienting to the corporate innovation, a technological investment aimed at improving the relation with the environment we live in.
Design and improvement of the new structures have been committed to the historical partner Quotidia, now known as Alea Quotidia SpA and part of the important group Elettra investiments
A new Rimadesio flagship showroom, in partnership with Bespoke, has opened in Manila, in the heart of Fort Bonifacio, the privileged area by the best international design brands. Located on the ground floor of an impressive skyscraper designed by Ed Calma, on a total area of 200 square meters, the space has an accurate selection of the collection: from the doors to walk-in closets, from sliding systems to the proposals for the living area.
Rimadesio is more and more increasing its presence into the Far -East market: after the opening of the showroom in Hong Kong last autumn, the spaces in Shanghai and Singapore will be inaugurated in October. An important result, achieved thanks to the valuable partnership with 'House of Madison', the prestigious eastern retailer. A confirmation of the growing interest of the qualified Asian public to the contemporary Italian design.
Rimadesio is among the brands of the made in Italy furniture signing the Mandarin Oriental in Milan, the first Italian hotel of the prestigious chain founded in Hong Kong in 1963. The studio Antonio Citterio and Patricia Viel Interiors designed for each of the hotel suites, an original solution in glass, dividing the room from the wellness bathroom area. The partition is made by the Velaria sliding panels with mirror glass and anodized profile in a sample colour, which are alternated with fixed glass panels equipped with a liquid crystal technology. Through an electrical impulse, it makes the surface opaque, according to the requested need for privacy. A supply that confirms the technical versatility and reliability of Rimadesio.
Luigi Caccia Dominioni: visions and architectures of a city
The Rimadesio flagship store has hosted the event dedicated to the presentation of the book "Luigi Caccia Dominioni" for the series "Itineraries of Milan architecture". An initiative developed together with the Order and the Foundation of the Architects, planners, landscape architects and conservators of the province of Milan.
An evening animated by the presence of journalists and critics, who have illustrated the extraordinary work of the famous architect.
During the event the space has also hosted an exhibition of photographs, showing some of the main buildings that characterize the city of Milan.
In partnership with:
Ordine e Fondazione dell'ordine degli architetti, pianificatori, paesaggisti e conservatori della provincia di Milano
Rimadesio has joined ADI, the Association for the Industrial Design, the Italian reality gathering designers, companies and academia related to design: project, consumption, recycling, training. Since 1956 ADI's mission is to promote an idea of project awareness, ethical and socially sustinable.
After three selections Rimadesio becomes for all purposes and intents ADI Design Index and after getting in 2008 the first report of the Premio Compasso Award, also becomes an integral part of an association, leader of the development of the industrial design, as a cultural and economic phenomenon.