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Salbini Tour Australia February-March 2024

A journey through Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, and Adelaide: sharing projects, warm encounters, and new collaborations in the heart of Australia.

We’re thrilled to share the tale of our recent journey to Australia, an adventure that enriched our spirits and perspectives. From 23rd February to 16th March 2024, we had the privilege of revisiting four of the continent’s most vibrant and culturally rich cities: Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, and Adelaide.

As an integral part of our annual calendar, this trip to Australia is a cornerstone for a segment of our Italian team.

During this visit, we passionately delved into exploring residential, commercial, and hospitality projects, both ongoing and completed, in which we are involved as suppliers.

Each encounter was an opportunity to draw inspiration and share ideas and perspectives for the future, thus enriching our pool of experiences.

But what truly makes this experience extraordinary has always been the opportunity to meet the exceptional individuals who animate our professional world. Partners, collaborators, agents, and clients are not just business contacts; they are friends, they are family. The warm welcome we receive in Australia has always been astounding, and for that, we are eternally grateful.

For us all, Australia is like a second home. Every time we return, it feels as if we are reuniting with dear old friends. The laughter, the stimulating conversations, and the shared experiences create bonds that transcend geographical boundaries.

We sincerely thank all those who opened their doors and hearts to us during this journey. Your kindness deeply moved us, and the memories of these precious moments will be etched in our hearts.

Looking ahead, we are filled with confidence and determination. This journey has been another remarkable chapter in our story, but we know that the best is yet to come. We look forward to returning to Australia and continuing to build together a bright and successful future.

Excellence in Form Women in Luxury Furniture Design

A Captivating Conversation with Giada Vismara on the Impact and Aspirations of Women on International Women’s Day

Half of the team at Vismara Design, a company based in Brianza, in Lombardy, northern Italy, specialising in luxury home entertainment furniture, are women. That’s why, in order to celebrate this International Women’s Day, we engage in a compelling conversation with Giada Vismara, the Sales & Marketing Manager, to talk about the status of women in the luxury furniture industry.

Crafting Excellence Through Unique Strengths

In the company she represents, the concentration of women is a deliberate and strategic choice, that stems from the belief that women bring unique strengths to both creative and managerial aspects of the luxury furniture industry. Despite prevailing clichés, women at Vismara thrive in collaborative environments, characterized by effective communication and superior problem-solving skills. Giada emphasizes the agility and practicality innate to women when seeking solutions, a trait crucial in meeting the demanding standards of the luxury industry clientele. In facing challenges, women seem to exhibit resilience, persisting until a comprehensive solution is achieved. Giada underscores the significance of these qualities in meeting the discerning needs of customers who demand exceptional quality and specialized assistance. Attention to detail also plays a special role, however, for Vismara and anyone working in this field, and Giada ardently asserts that women, by nature, surpass their male counterparts in this regard. Their ability to finely tune into intricate details positions them not only as contributors but as leaders in achieving excellence in the luxury furniture industry.

Women’s Rising Influence Across Borders

The remarkable prevalence of women in the luxury furniture industry is, therefore, not a mere coincidence but a compelling trend gaining momentum each passing year. Women are increasingly assuming pivotal roles, shaping the landscape of architecture firms and forming all-female teams within. This transformative shift is particularly prominent on the international stage, where encounters with women are more prevalent, not only in sales offices and showrooms but also in influential top management positions.

Women’s Mastery

While acknowledging the complexity of individual differences, an intriguing trend surfaces when exploring the dynamic between men and women in the luxury furniture realm. It appears that, in this specific domain, women exhibit a heightened sensitivity to interior design aesthetics, an enhanced dedication to customer service, and a flair for creativity. This nuanced observation challenges preconceived notions, illustrating the multifaceted strengths that women bring to the forefront. For Vismara this industry is unequivocally a very feminine world. Here, women not only excel but thrive, shaping an environment where their innate qualities contribute significantly.

“The promptness and concreteness in seeking solutions are typical of women, who do not falter at the first obstacles but strive to solve the problem thoroughly.”

Giada Vismara

Navigating the Gender Gap

In certain instances, the gender gap remains notably entrenched. Giada Vismara sheds light on this reality within her Brianza, the industrial hub where manufacturing leadership has historically been male-dominated. Despite strides, women in this business often find themselves navigating an arduous path, necessitating a threefold effort to attain parity with their male counterparts. And the manufacturing domain’s deeply rooted, established attitudes pose hurdles, requiring a concerted effort to instigate change. This reality not only impacts the current workforce but also risks deterring aspiring young women from pursuing careers in this field. However, only by recognising and addressing the complexities surrounding gender inequalities do we pave the way for a more equitable future.

A Shared Desire: Harmony in Equality

On this International Women’s Day, we resonate with Giada Vismara’s heartfelt wish for women worldwide. Her aspiration, shared by our collective voice, advocates for the fundamental principle of equality, urging that women be recognized as equals to their male counterparts in every professional sphere. As we celebrate the achievements of women and their indispensable contributions, it’s imperative to foster an environment where talent, expertise, and dedication transcend gender biases. The wish is therefore a collective effort to break down barriers, inspire positive change and create a world where the potential of every woman is fully realised and appreciated.

Christmas Party 2023

One Heart, One Family: The Magic of Christmas Embraces Our Salbini Team and Our Families.

Christmas has arrived, bringing with it the magic and joy that only the holiday season can bring. This year, our Christmas Party was the pinnacle of everything that makes this festive season special—an event that involved all internal members of our team, along with our wonderful families. It was a unique opportunity to set aside daily worries and immerse ourselves in a warm and informal atmosphere—a place of celebration with sparkling lights, festive decorations, and the unmistakable scent of joy in the air.

What made this party even more special was the enthusiastic participation of all our team members to celebrate the year spent together. Laughter, hugs, and lively conversations made the event unforgettable. Our company is not just a workplace; it is a true family, and this year’s Christmas Party was a tangible demonstration of that.

Fun for Everyone, Young and Old

We had the honour of welcoming the families of our precious colleagues, making the party even more special and inclusive. Children filled the atmosphere with contagious laughter, while adults enjoyed each other’s company, sharing stories and creating memories that will last a lifetime.

Season’s Greetings to All!

In this festive spirit, we wish to extend our warmest wishes of Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to all of you, members of our beloved Salbini community.

May the magic of Christmas bring joy to your hearts, and may the new year bring you unimaginable prosperity, health, and satisfaction. 

Thanks for being an integral part of our Salbini family. Together, we’ve made 2023 an incredible year, and we look forward to sharing many more unforgettable moments in the future.

Salbini Tour: Australia October 2023

An Adventure Down Under – Salbini in Australia and Beyond!

We are thrilled to share with you our second visit to Australia this year, during which a selected team from Salbini had the privilege of exploring the Australian continent. At Salbini, we hold a deep love for this wondrous land, and every opportunity to visit it is an extraordinary experience for us.

In October 2023, a part of our Italian team embarked on a trip to Australia to further strengthen our bonds with partners, agents, collaborators, and clients. The feeling of being “at home” never leaves us in this marvelous land.

In Australia, our team traveled through three of the country’s most captivating cities: Sydney, Brisbane, and Melbourne. Here, we shared our passion and enthusiasm with influential architects, builders, interior designers, removalists, and many other industry professionals. These meetings further solidified our relationships within the Australian community.

This journey also afforded us the chance to admire the tangible results of our commitment: We supplied furniture, lighting, and appliances for significant projects that had just been completed, and we had the pleasure of visiting them in person. This filled us with pride for our contribution to the creation of welcoming and exceptional spaces.

Additionally, we explored new project sites that are currently underway. These new challenges promise to be equally exceptional, and we are eagerly anticipating seeing how they develop in 2024.

We hope that the following images capture the essence of our experience in Australia.

P.S. While a part of our team was in Australia, the rest of the team was hard at work in Italy, intensely involved in planning and executing crucial projects worldwide. Meanwhile, our marketing team was present in Monza Brianza, the heart of high-quality Italian furniture, where they had the privilege of meeting important suppliers and premium partners in person. These meetings further strengthened the bonds we share with those who, like us, are passionate about extraordinary interior design.

Salone del Mobile.Milano and Design Week 2023

Once again we have combined the passion for our work with friendship, as we like to do… as we like to be! The 61st edition of Salone del Mobile.Milano and Milan Design Week 2023 were amazing!

Thanks to our clients, partners and managers for having lived these intense and exclusive days together.

Thanks to our suppliers for welcoming us with kindness and professionalism.

Visits to the exhibitors, definition of the projects, details of the orders and the splendid conclusion at Lake Como… what a beautiful experience!

People

Our Italian team consisted of managers Filippo Salbini, Maria Giordano and Antonio Pepe.

With them also our Expert in Joinery Modularity Roberta Apuleo.

Our manager Scott Wilson has joined us from Australia.

Our Malaysian partner Steven Leong was in Italy with his collaborators.

Our American partner Tom Landry II joined us from the USA with his trusted collaborator Miriam Padberg Owens.

Joining our team were also some leading international interior designers and architects with whom we collaborate with enthusiasm and also some Australian clients who have chosen the last details for some ongoing residential projects.

Projects

We worked on some projects closely with our clients and direct suppliers, while our partners and collaborators took care of the selection and details for some supplies in Asia, Australia and North America.

Brands

At Salone del Mobile.Milano we experienced first-hand the latest news from the best furniture manufacturers. At Euroluce area we have dedicated ourselves to lighting.

We have further strengthened relationships with some manufacturers and established new relationships with some important Italian and European brands

In the evening, however, we took part in exclusive events organized by our trusted suppliers in Milan.

We met Amura, Barovier & Toso, Baxter, Boca Do Lobo, Bover, Cini&Nils, Emmemobili, Extremis, Impatia, Kare, Koket, Longhi, Luceplan, Malerba, miniforms, MisuraEmme, Nomon, Paolo Castelli, Preciosa, Rosa Splendiani, Scolaro, Teckell, Tonon, Wall Decò.

Lake Como

We decided to conclude our Exclusive Design Week 2023 in a splendid location, hosting our friends for lunch at Lake Como. No work here… just chatting and having fun with friends!

Our job is beautiful, because it allows us to have relationships based on sincere esteem, mutual trust and solid friendships.

We are really lucky!

Salbini Tour England April 2023

Our managers Filippo Salbini and Scott Wilson went to London to meet some partners.

It was also the right opportunity to further expand the network of European supplier brands.

We will be back England soon!

Salbini Tour Australia March 2023

Last March we had the pleasure to spend five weeks in Australia: in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and Perth.

Back to Australia

After the last Salbini tour in October 2022, a part of our Italian team travelled to Australia again this March, to meet our Australian managers, customers, partners and friends.

It’s always a great opportunity to follow the development of our customer’s projects.

Visit to Porada in January 2023

Our visit to the Porada company which has been producing furnishings designed to last over time since 1948.

Porada makes quality and professionalism its foundations, creating elegant and excellent products for homes all over the world.

Visit to Porro in January 2023

Our visit to the Porro company in January 2023 to touch the clean lines, the geometric shapes and the functionality of the furnishings.

A clear and simple project, standing out for its essential and immediately identifiable language, with minimal signs, geometries, shapes, without forgetting its unique company philosophy: simplicity above all.

All Porro products are the result of a subtraction and derive from a progressive simplification process.

Visit to Riva 1920 in January 2023

Our visit to Riva 1920 in January 2023 to let our South Korean partners appreciate the production units, the Riva Center and the Wood Museum.

Riva 1920 combines craftsmanship and technology for the production of entirely made in Italy wooden furniture, whose longevity is essential for sustainable development.