Italy is … Sustainable Design!

Italy is … Sustainable Design!

Creativity and craftmanship will differentiate the Italian sustainab-Italy offering at Downtown Dubai this week

Dubai, UAE; 9th November 2022: Italy has the highest number of design companies in Europe, confirming the country’s position as one of the global leaders in this sector with 7.8 billion Euro exported worldwide.

An array of Italy’s finest creations in furniture, home accessories and lighting are on display at the Italy Pavilion at Downtown Design this week, taking place from today until 12 November at d3 in Dubai. The 39 exhibitors at the official ITA Pavilion will showcase their creativity, design and style and embody a true representation of Italy as a purveyor of culture and design innovation.

Lorenzo Fanara, Ambassador of Italy to the UAE, said “Italian design is an expression of beauty and innovation. Over the last decade, Made in Italy has also become synonymous with sustainable design. Italy’s furniture and design industry is exported around the world. It’s an industry that we are renowned for, especially here in the UAE, and one of the main Italian manufacturing sectors, a highly integrated value chain from raw material to the finished product.”

Amedeo Scarpa, Italian Trade Commissioner to the UAE continued, “The U.A.E is a fundamental market for Made in Italy. Last year we exported a record value of Euro 200 million and we celebrated the 1st semester of 2022 with an additional increase of + 21% (105 mln Euro). The driver for this success is the perfect match between the Emirati clients, who are more and more demanding in terms of quality and exclusiveness, and the flexibility of the Made in Italy offering, which is every day more committed to sustainability. This is why our motto at Downtown Design 2022 is “Sustainability is Sustainab-ITALY”.

Indeed, the Italian wood interior decoration industry is 1st in Europe and 3rd in the world in terms of circular economy, by releasing less CO2 emissions than any other large EU producers: 26 kg per thousand Euro of production, compared to 93 kgs average by the 4 main European producing countries. 

Furthermore, almost all of the Italian production of chipboard panels (93%) is made entirely with recycled wood.

In terms of production processes, 64% of companies have implemented efficiency measures that reduce production waste, and more than half reuse internal or external waste. In the last three years, 44% have activated mechanisms to reduce water consumption, including the reuse of process water. 60% of companies also procure from renewable energy sources and 40% manage to cover at least half of their needs with renewable energy.

Italy’s participation at Downtown Design is realized by ITA -Italian Trade Agency, in cooperation with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Confartigianato Imprese CNA (the National Confederation of the Craft Sector and Small and Medium Enterprises), CONFAPI, FIAC (the Italian Association of Cutlery, Flatware, Hollowware and Cookware Manufacturers).

For more information on Italy’s participation, download the exhibition catalogue here: https://www.ice.it/it/sites/default/files/inline-files/Catalogo%20Downtown_2022.pdf

For the latest news and updates, please follow @ITAdubai on Twitter, @ITAdubai on Instagram, ITA – Dubai Office on LinkedIn, and Italian Trade Agency on YouTube.

-ENDS-

Downtown Design 2022 exhibitors at the Italian Trade Agency pavilion are as follows:

  1. Aina Kari Considered Home Fragrance
  2. ALTEK ITALIA DESIGN SRL
  3. ANTONIO TAMMARO GROUP SRL
  4. ARCAHORN SRL
  5. ARREDOLUCE SRLS
  6. ARTE VENEZIANA
  7. B. LAB ITALIA SRL – TECKELL
  8. CARRARO & C. SNC
  9. Ceramiche Batignani sas
  10. DAMIANO LATINI SRL
  11. DAVIDEMEDRI SAS
  12. Dimarmo di Gioia Marmi di Fiore Carlo & C. s.a.s.
  13. ESSEQUATTRO SPA
  14. FABER
  15. FLOEMA SRL
  16. G.LUCE SRL
  17. GALBIATI FRATELLI SNC
  18. GARZITTO srl
  19. GRUPPO BARDELLI
  20. IMPATIA SRL
  21. Jupiter International Srl
  22. LA FAVORITA DI DATTERI MARIO E C. SNC
  23. LA VESUVIANA BERGER SRL
  24. LUMEN CENTER ITALIA S.R.L.
  25. M.H. SRL
  26. MADE A MANO SRL
  27. MARIANTONIA URRU SRL
  28. MARINELLI SRLS
  29. MARIONI SRL
  30. MOBILPIU’ LUXURY SRL
  31. MODENESE GASTONE Interiors SRL
  32. MOSCHE BIANCHE SRLS
  33. Moschella Sedute SRL
  34. MULTI DESIGN SRL – CICLOTTE
  35. NEMES SRL
  36. OLYMPUS BRASS SNC
  37. PINETTI SRL
  38. REAL PIEL S.R.L
  39. VETRART DI DANIELE BAGNARA & C SNC


About Italian Trade Agency – ITA

The Italian Trade Agency is the Government agency which promotes the globalization of Italian firms, under the aegis of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. ITA helps to develop, facilitate and promote Italian economic and trade relations with foreign countries, focusing on the needs of SMEs, their associations and partnerships. ITA sustains Italian firms in their internationalization process, promoting the marketing of Italian goods and services as well as the image of “Made in Italy” products around the world, while facilitating outward Italian investments and encouraging FDI attraction into Italy. ITA provides information, support and consultancy services to Italian companies on foreign markets, in order to foster exports and economic cooperation in all sectors, with the objective of increasing the effectiveness of their presence on international markets. ITA works closely with the Italian Regions, the network of Italian Chambers of Commerce, business organizations and other public and private entities. ITA’s headquarters are based in Rome and it works through a large network of offices around the world which are acknowledged as “Trade Promotion Offices” of the Embassies or Consulates of Italy. https://www.ice.it/en/markets/united-arab-emirates

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