10 October, 2020 - 5,00pm
Interni Meeting Point, Istituto Marangoni, via Cerva 24, Milano

The sector of finishes is one of those that invest the most in research and development. Always seeking to stimulate the interest of clients, in search of original textures and surprising effects, durability and high performance, and – after the pandemic – the guarantee of easy sanitization of the spaces of life. The sector also responds to the demands of a vast audience of designers, lovers of pure and absolute form, or of the most up-to-date and advanced approaches to interior decoration. Plasters, special papers, lightened concrete, sophisticated wooden surfaces, resins and many other materials create an infinite palette of combinations, constantly renewed to reflect international trends.

Moderator Donatella Bollani, journalist


Alberto Apostoli, architect, founder Studio Apostoli
Award-winning architect and trendsetter in the wellness industry, he has designed numerous and wonderful spas all over the world as well as some products and equipment that have become icons for the new way of experiencing the spaces of private wellness. For over 25 years he has contributed to the development of the sector through educational activities, workshops and publications. Alberto Apostoli's approach has now established itself as a true manifesto of "Wellness Architecture", which arises from the combination of creativity, specialist know-how and technical expertise.

Diego Grandi, architect and designer - ph. Caterina Sansone
Lives and works in Milan, where in 2002 establishes the DGO_Diego Grandi Office, a planning firm dealing with product, interior and design consultancy. Besides his regular practice, he is a teacher and lecturer in many univerisities and design schools. His projects have been selected for events, international exhibitions and awards, such as the Good Design Award of the Chicago Athenaeum, the Design Plus Award and the ADI Design Index. In 2016 the projects Closer and Type 32 receive an Honourable Mention at XXIV Compasso d'Oro Award. Among the firms for which he has designed, we have Abet Laminati, Azzurra, Casamania, Cassina, Fritz Hansen, Lea Ceramiche, Rosenthal Sambonet, Skitsch, VitrA e Zucchetti.

William Lucchetta, founder Cimento
Passionate about architecture and design, after years of experience in the contract sector, in 2011 William Lucchetta founded SAI Industry, a leading company in the design and development of tailor made furniture. The strong spirit of innovation and the search for new and quality solutions lead him to patent the CIMENTO® product, which gives the effect of exposed concrete through a versatile and light compound. With the CIMENTO® brand and thanks to the multiple applications of the product, important collaborations started in the design and architecture fields. In 2019 W. Lucchetta met the architect Aldo Parisotto, with whom he immediately established a fruitful partnership: in the same year, a new series of material and sculptural furnishings, CIMENTO® Collection, was launched.

Alessandro Peisino, SAIB Area Manager
Graduated in Architecture at Politecnico in Turin, after an experience as an architect, in the late 90s he began his experience in the industrial sector, working as Marketing Director in multinational companies. From the beginning of 2020, he began the collaboration with SAIB of Caorso, a leading company in the production of raw and ennobled chipboard panels, dealing with prescriptions with architects and designers and product research and development, with particular attention to the surface theme.