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Giuliano Dall’Ò is the new President of GBC Italia.

Green Building Council Italia votes its new president: Giuliano Dall’Ò, a member of GBC Italia’s Scientific Technical Committee since 2010. The vice-president is Marco Mari.

Giuliano Dall’Ò teaches Environmental Technical Physics at the Polytechnic University in Milan. He is one of the leading Italian and European experts in energy and environmental sustainability and certification.
He is also the author of Leadership in Green Building, that presents the main  LEED and Green Building in Italy.

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The new Executive Committee:
Giuliano Dall’Ò, President
Marco Mari ,Vice President
Roberto Cereda
Thomas Messervey
Manuela Ojan
Eleonora Sablone
Mario Zambrini

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Gianfranco Marinelli is the 7th president of Assufficio.

On September 20th, 2017 the directory board of Assufficio (Italian Association of Furniture Manufacturers for office and contract) unanimously voted the new president: Gianfranco Marinelli. He is the seventh president of the Association.

“The task and responsibility of the Association is to give new boost and lymph to the office furniture sector,” quoted Gianfranco Marinelli, who was sales manager in Unifor for a long time and now works in Citterio (Molteni Group).
The new President of Assufficio also highlighted the priorities of the new strategies:
The next edition of the Salone Ufficio Workplace3.0 that will be held in 2019;
the relationship with Consip;
the expansion on international markets;
the evolution and the technological development of the office industry.

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The new directory board is composed by:
Gianfranco Marinelli (Citterio Spa)
Alberto De Zan (Dieffebi Spa)
Alessandro Fantoni (Fantoni Spa)
Nicola Franceschi (Ares Line Spa)
Massimo Stella(Estel Spa)
Raimondo Taraborrelli (Styloffice Spa)
Libero Gregoletto (Luxy Spa)
Remo Lucchi (Line Kit)
Roberto Cigana (Quadrifoglio)
Giuliano Mosconi (Tecno Spa)
Grazia Manerba (Manerba Spa)
Carlo Molteni (Unifor Spa)
Giancarlo Cappellari (Facau Srl)
Gianmaria Mezzalira (Sinetica Industries Srl)
Roberto Motti (Centrufficio Loreto Spa)
Massimiliano Zamò (Lineafabbrica Srl).

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Interface appointed Nigel Stansfield as president of EMEA.

Nigel Stansfield is the new president of EMEA appointed by Interface, the worldwide leader in the design and production of modular flooring products, committed to sustainability and minimising its impact on the environment while enhancing shareholder value. Innovation an sustainability are the key points included in the Stansfield ’s ambitious business objectives.

We have ambitious business objectives to drive global growth. Achieving these targets depends on innovation across our business and through the supply chain to provide new product offerings and grow the core carpet tile business. It’s a privilege to have been part of Interface for over 30 years and a pleasure to have the opportunity to lead the business forward and continue our journey in achieving these goals.” Stansfield quoted.
Stansfield has over 30 years’ experience in the industry at Interface and previously held a variety of roles in both manufacturing and innovations. He has had global responsibility for developing and implementing Interface’s strategies in innovations, sustainability, product and design, and most recently held the position of Chief Supply Chain Officer.


His extensive technological background and expertise will complement the company’s growth strategy throughout Europe, the Middle East and Africa. Stansfield’s responsibility will be to drive growth in the core carpet tile business, while bringing new offerings to market and delivering supply chain efficiencies. He will also spearhead efforts to deliver Interface’s Mission Zero® commitments in the region, and pursue the company’s new Climate Take Back mission focused on addressing climate change.
In 2014 Interface commissioned The Human Spaces Report, a global research into biophilic design. The survey demonstrates the relationship between individuals and their environment can be a crucial determinant of how they feel, perform and interact with others. This research inspired The innovative Human Nature floor carpet collections.

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Emanuele Orsini has been designated FederlegnoArrredo’s President.

Emanuele Orsini was unanimously appointed next president of FederlegnoArredo for the 2017-2019 triennium. The Federation represents in Italy a production chain of over 40.7 billion euro.

“My priority mission, will bring the Federation increasingly in the territories where the companies are based. We need a constant dialogue with all the organizations that make up the complexity of our supply chain, in order to meet the challenges of the companies. I’ll consider the fundamental role of the various associations of FederlegnoArredo and I’ll support their skills by rewarding the most deserving initiatives.” Orsini quoted.

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Born in Sassuolo (Modena) in 1973, just after the studies, he enters the family company Sistem Construction, specialized in wood structures.
In 2013 he was appointed President of Assolegno -association of FLA which includes about 500 companies- and also assumed the position of Vice President of FederlegnoArredo.

 

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Sound from Materials to the Architectural Space.

Was there a great need for a new handbook for acoustic planning? Yes, there was. For interest and sensibility to the acoustic comfort are still increasing. And most of all, because the uncommon practical and pragmatic approach, published by Caimi Brevetti, makes this guide a useful work tool to plan the listen in all kinds of indoor environments.

Snowsound® technology is worldwide collecting prizes – the last one and 15th is GreenGuard Gold for sustainability- and there’s an increasing interest in the right way to design acoustics for spaces meant for our daily lives, work and culture..
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has taken acoustics in-depth manner by developing the Snowsound® and Snowsound®-Fiber technologies and a wide range of soundproofing panels in order to answer to the necessity of working and living in less noisy environments.
This same approach led to the creation of “Sound, from Materials to the Architectural Space.” the book published in collaboration with Caimi Brevetti. It has been edited by Paolo Bonfiglio, Andrea Farnetani and Nicola Prodi of the Università di Ferrara, with text by Aldo Colonetti and an introduction by Gillo Dorfles, who statutes “zen” vision of Silence (I think we all need Silence, because Silence means Empty, too.) and a clear definition of Listening (Listening represents the fundamental condition for getting to know others and the world around us. Sound isn’t just an irreplaceable, present part of daily life. It is the foundation of dialogue, and one of the pleasures of life, even when we are working. It is the silence between one word and the next, between one note and the next, that is, in and of itself, ‘sound,’ provided one can understand the break between one sound wave and the next.)

This guide features very user-friendly language to offer a range of instructions so that each of us can talk, listen and, most of all, live in a sustainable way in our own spaces. A book that takes a direct approach to all of the main scenarios in which sound interacts with the surrounding environment and is thus modified in objective terms as well as in terms of perception.
A great deal of attention is paid to the description and experimental testing of soundproofing systems – this is Snowsound®’s realm as well – seen as elements that can correct possible acoustic flaws in environments. Attention is also paid to the best acoustic design strategies for spaces based on how they are meant to be used.
This same inspiration led to the creation of the patented Snowsound® and Snowsound®-Fiber technologies, which bring together design, functionality, high-level technical performance and an all-round “green” approach.

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Some of the Caimi Brevetti’s products that utilize Snowsound and Snowsound-Fiber technologies, designed by well known designers. From left:
Mitesco by Michele De Lucchi;
Sipario by Alberto and Francesco Meda;
Palio by Segzin Aksu;
President by Philippe Nigro.

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Alfredo Romeo is the new IFMA Italia’s president.

For Alfredo Romeo, the new IFMA Italia president, a new structural plan aimed to create an industry focused on the territory services can be considered as a new Marshall Plan, bringing along, both in an economies of scale and linked industry point of view, a fresh know-how and a different education process, as well as new cultural centers and values.

Marco Desio has left the presidence of IFMA Italia in favour of Alfredo Romeo, founder Roma Immobiliare (1979), Roma Investimenti (1985), Roma Gestioni (1989), Roma Alberghi and Romeo Partecipazioni (2001), and today chief of Romeo Group, the major european Integrated Facility Management services supplier for Real Estate.
“Taking the lead of the association, main benchmark for the italian Facility Management market,” Romeo said “it is very important to me, expecially now, in this difficult historical period. I’m sure that the italian FM market can drive the italian economic ricovery, on condition that we will be able to create new rules for public-private partnerships, in order to really change the Pubblic Amministration”.
Among the different points of the new presidency’s program we can find the promotion of the Facility Management on the territory as the key element for the urban redevelopment, the reform of the public contract competitions and and the administrative streamlining.
The new IFMA board will be composed also by Marco Decio, that will remain as vice-president, Paolo Cavallo as treasurer and the council members Alberto Cannistrà, Gianmaurizio Cazzarolli, Domenico Cipolletta e Davide Pellegatta.
Text by Gabriele Masi.

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1, In the picture below Alfredo Romeo, new IFMA president.
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Per Reinholtz is the new president of ECIA.

Congratulations to Per Reinholtz, the new president of the ECIA (European Council of Interior Architects), elected in the general assembly last September 2014 in London. He follows Joke van Hengstum from the Netherlands, whose presidency terminates after six years.

As former board member of ECIA and past president of the Swedish organisation Per Reinholtz is well experienced with the mission and duties of the European association. As interior architect he is based with his office “Reinholtz & Ronnemark architects” in Växjö, Sweden. Moreover he is lecturer at university and schools.
Regarding his coming presidency he state: “The aims of ECIA are clear. My and the new boards aim is to further strengthen and intensify the contacts between ECIA and its members, the national organizations. The success of our networking mission is depending on reaching out to new members and countries in Europe.”
Joke van Hengstum will support the board for one more year as past president. Under her leadership ECIA evolved as a strong organisation with good connections to the national members. An important step was the updating of the European Charter for interior architecture training, adopted in 2013 by all 16 member organisations.

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Per Reinholtz, new president of the European Council of Interior Architects ECIA.
The new board of ECIA: (fltr) Carlo Beltramelli, Elke Kaiser, Per Reinholtz, Joke van Hengstum, Jan Geysen, Marianne Daepp and Anja Dirks (not on the photo).

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Caimi Brevetti: techno or domestic Snowsound?

We have already enjoyed some of the possible acoustic solutions with Snowsound. The stand of Caimi Brevetti at Orgatec 2014 (Hall 11/2 -C41) will also show the “boiserie” President in a new  technological-look version, with aluminum profiles.

President is a patented system of sound-absorbing panels, designed by Philippe Nigro to create wall panelling, made up of horizontal beams with double track, available in solid wood or in polished aluminium, and by Snowsound® sound-absorbing panels in a variety of formats and colours. This modular system can be configured at will, making it possible to combine different sizes and colours, for small and large installations.

The new workplace according to Philippe Nigro.

WOW! meets Philippe Nigro at the Caimi Brevetti’s stand at Salone del Mobile; President, the new dynamic sound absorbing system he designed for Caimi Brevetti, offers the opportunity to talk about the actual changing in the worrkplace.

 

The dynamic sound absorbing system President – one of the new products presented by Caimi Brevetti at Salone del Mobile 2014- consists of solid wood sections combined with panels that are sound absorbing, sliding, superimposable, modular and perfectible.
The wide choice of sizes and finishes, as well as countless matching possibilities make President suitable for all arrangements and settings.
President -as well Mitesco by Michele De Lucchi, Corista by Lorenzo Palmeri and Flap by Alberto and Francesco Meda– utilizes the innovative Snowsound ® technology by Caimi Brevetti awarded at CES 2014 in Las Vegas with the “Innovation Design and Engineering Awards”.
“If not controlled and planned, sound, as lighting, can be irritating and turn into noise to the detriment of the environmental life quality, no matter how beautiful the setting is. President is meant as a synthesis between the technical object and the architectural object, it’s a system allowing a great freedom of inventiveness.” explains Philippe Nigro.
Wellbeing and the need to live and work in not too noisy rooms, are always taken into account in the refined designs offered by Caimi, aiming to give always new answers, perfect to residential and contract spaces.

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Philippe Nigro for Caimi: sound absorbing panelling.

The dynamic sound absorbing system President – one of the new products presented by Caimi Brevetti at Salone del Mobile 2014- consists of solid wood sections combined with panels that are sound absorbing, sliding, superimposable, modular and perfectible.

The wide choice of sizes and finishes, as well as countless matching possibilities make President suitable for all arrangements and settings.
President -as well Mitesco by Michele De Lucchi, Corista by Lorenzo Palmeri and Flap by Alberto and Francesco Meda– utilizes the innovative Snowsound ® technology by Caimi Brevetti awarded at CES 2014 in Las Vegas with the “Innovation Design and Engineering Awards”.
“If not controlled and planned, sound, as lighting, can be irritating and turn into noise to the detriment of the environmental life quality, no matter how beautiful the setting is. President is meant as a synthesis between the technical object and the architectural object, it’s a system allowing a great freedom of inventiveness.” explains Philippe Nigro.
Wellbeing and the need to live and work in not too noisy rooms, are always taken into account in the refined designs offered by Caimi, aiming to give always new answers, perfect to residential and contract spaces.