Working alongside specialists and artisans through R+D Lab, have there been any memorable moments here to note?
Behind every item of R+D.LAB as you know there is an artisan that is the provider for his family and community. Although much has changed, and the situation will continue to stay uncertain for some time, I remain hopeful that brands with strong values will fare well through this crisis and ultimately serve the future in a creative, positive, and sustainable way. We are putting all of our support behind our artisan workshops and being hand made in Italy means so much more now than ever before.
We resonate with your idea that the right objects together can bring a memorable experience. During your travels, or perhaps local to you, have you had any memorable dining experiences, where the light, aroma, taste and company was magical?
So many, I live in Italy! Italy is a place where food is cherished and is the central focus of life, the procurement, the preparation and of course the consumption, all along we talk about food in the process. So the items that go around the consumption of food are also of great importance. In Italy we go out to stay with friends and spend time together but when we want to eat well and enjoy the food experience we eat at home and this is why making products for everyday use is important for us: to enhance the experience for home to share with loved ones.