“Space Italia and Space Office gives a truly Italian flavor to your furniture” Ashish Gujral Santa Lucia Mobili
Following the successful launch of the exclusive furniture showroom “Space” just one year ago, the owners of Space have gone above and beyond to add some upmarket European style and design to their collection. Space Italia, showcases products from Italian brands such as Santa Lucia, for exquisitely designed furniture for homes and commercial venues, as well as from Alta Cucina Italiana, providing designer kitchens, for those craving just that little bit of extra style in their homes.
The showroom provides the consumer with products in different options, whether it be the materials used, the colours, styles or designs. For the corporate magnates who are in the forefront of the economic community, there are beautiful pure leather pieces of furniture, adding so much more to the ambiance that they would expect in their office. Whether it be wood, steel, leather or fiberglass, you have the option of selecting what catches your eye, according to your budget.
In this background below are excerpts of an interview with Ashish Gujral who is Export Manager for Santa Lucia Mobili.
Q: Tell us about yourself?
A: I am currently the Export Manager for Santa Lucia Mobili, a company with 52 years of experience in design and home solutions, headquartered in Prata di Pordenone, Italy. Santa Lucia Mobili, exports in 45 countries with a turnover of approx. 25 million euros.
I was born in India and moved to Italy at an early age of 17 under a scholarship program for Architectural studies. While studying design and architecture I sensed that I was not only interested in creation aspects but also application of design in modern and everyday context. After completing of architecture from University of Venice I started my journey in furniture sector. On my way up I experimented with various concepts dealing with day/night living, open spaces, dabbled also in kitchen sector.
Q: How do you describe yourself?
A: I am a born marketer with innate sensibility for design, good living, a believer in delivering excellent service to customers and understanding their needs. In my spare time, I enjoy exploring new travel destinations with his wife and listening to Jazz music. I also love photography specially capturing sunsets.
Q: What does Santa Lucia provide?
A: Santa Lucia is a leading furniture design and manufacturing company in Italy, with over 52 years of experience in the field. First started in Prata di Pordenone in Italy in the year 1965, the founders boast of a passion for wood and furniture. The Company currently has two production sites, and are in the forefront of production systems with continuous investment and an eye for anticipating what the consumer of the future will need. Santa Lucia designers know that their styles and designs need to change with time to reflect the changes in society.
The Santa Lucia branded pieces are available for purchase from their new showroom and can also be made to order with a variety of design and colour options, the range provides complete bedroom suites, including beds, bedside cupboards, wardrobes and racks, as well as items for the living room. While Santa Lucia is considered to be a high end brand, all items are available at very affordable prices, and are value for money.
Q: How do you see Space and Santa Lucia Mobili partnership in Sri Lanka?
A: Space Italia is the exclusive agent for both Santa Lucia products and Alta Cucina products in Sri Lanka and the Maldives. Once more it is wonderful to see that Sri Lanka is being approached by famous European brands, and proves that the local consumers’ tastes and styles have also changed over the years, with people yearning for a taste of exclusivity even in their homes.
All items are available at very affordable prices. From reception or lobby all the way up to your Chairman’s office, can be furnished with just one visit to the new Showroom. Their very helpful sales personnel will be more than happy to assist you with your requirements. Space Office intends to continuously change their designs, catering to the needs of the market believing in that companies too like to change their styles and designs, their interiors, to suit the changing times.