If we think of the world of design in our country, we can say that Italian furniture production has turned to the retail channel: furnishings conceived, designed and manufactured to be distributed and sold in the catalog, through resellers and points of sale. This is why the Luxury Contract has managed to make an immense hole in the hearts of the designers, who are specializing in the sector.
As part of the creation of Arredo Contract, a change of focus takes place compared to traditional design: each order is a huge and complex container of data, information, timing and deadlines and the first task of the company that provides a contract is the optimal management of clerk. A similar situation arises as the value of the contract is, even before the product, the turnkey service.
With the luxury contract, attention is focused on the process, since the way in which information and data are entered into the project and communicated between one department and another has a great impact in preventing any production errors, which are catastrophic. when delivery times are as tight as in contract furniture. Wanting to give a practical connotation to what has just been said, we can say that luxury is the perfect opportunity for furniture companies which are committed to achieving the much desired change of perspective: a step back to see the complete picture of the management of the entire order, starting from the technical department (which is where the data originates) up to production and beyond, up to assembly, shipping and after-sales assistance. Let’s clarify that the Contract is not a sector, so if we want to define which are the contract furniture sectors, we can say that it refers to an entire area, area or even building (or boat!) To be furnished completely. It follows that the furniture is closely linked to the context and the environment and, of course, to the decisions of the client, together with the trusted architectural firm.
What are the sectors in which we find these dynamics? Commercial premises and civil furnishings. In the first case we mean places such as restaurants and cafes, which obviously need ad hoc furniture and exhibition spaces. More complex structures such as hotels leave even more space for custom furnishings because they include not only the most complex common and receptive areas but also suites and rooms which, while generally following the same design and model line, have specific peculiarities given by the building where they are located. In the case of civil and contract furniture in a broad sense, we refer to the furnishing of large residential complexes, consisting of a large number of apartments, with a similar design but each with specific needs in terms of areas to be furnished. This is a sector that manages to bring large companies of serial furniture into vogue, in particular for furniture in some rooms (such as kitchens). In short, these are situations in which it is not possible to refer to the same model supplied in series, but in which it is necessary to have flexible and performing tools to manage complex projects.