How a fireproof technology is born
Behind COEX lies the know-how and passion of two companies, Zanolo and Torcitura Padana, that has produced quality yarns for more than 50 years. Alberto Tonani, Head of Research and Development of the Zanolo Group, and Simona Pesaro, president of Torcitura Padana, tell us how the idea came about to invest in a 100% natural fireproof technology and how it was developed, from the initial hunch, to the patent that allowed COEX to officially debut on the market.
Wholehearted hospitality that puts the individual at its centre
Founder of the eponymous architectural firm and design studio, Simone Micheli Architectural Hero, with offices in Florence, Milan, Puntaldia, Dubai, Rabat and Busan, Micheli curates specially commissioned themed exhibitions and teaches at the Design Polytechnic and the Polytechnic School of Design in Milan. His projects encompass architecture, interior design, design and visual design for public bodies and high-profile private clients, particularly in the hospitality sector. A passionate collaborator in several of COEX’s projects, we talked to him about his ideas on design and architecture in relation to common COEX themes: nature, safety and technological innovation.