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A 70-year history ...

We like to define ourselves as an artisan workshop in continuous transformation, responding to your changing needs.


For those involved in interior design and furnishings, the Brianza is an incredible place! It is an ecosystem mainly formed by micro-enterprises with macro-knowledge, which in over two hundred years of history and generation after generation of small artisan entrepreneurs,  focused their manufacturing capacity in the furnishing and design sector. Recognized and appreciated Worldwide

Even today, after many years of working in this area, I never stop to marvel at the incredible skills which are concentrated in this small district of excellence, Made in Italy.

"Brianza is an incredible place ..."

1950

Immediately after the war in Bovisio Masciago, Brianza (the district that will be confirmed as the territory where the production of quality furniture represented the history of Italian design), my father, with his two brothers, opens up a small craft shopwhich specializes in the production of generic, custom-made furniture.

1950

1980

After taking over from the first generation, while maintaining an artisanal dimension, we begin to collaborate with architects and designers. Working alongside creatives makes my passion for the world of design grow, also developing an attitude regarding the importance of attention to detail. The daily confrontation with demanding clients enriches our experience in the production of quality bespoke furniture, leading us to develop skills in using the most varied materials, shapes and finishes. In the years to follow, there are four patents filed for innovative modular systems, designed to furnish commercial spaces.

1980

1990

These are the years in which the meeting with an important fashion brand, determines yet another company evolution. A path of specialization in the fashion store furniture sector. The important experience gained in this area will lead us, over the years, to collaborate with various companies in the fashion sector and to create boutiques anywhere in the world.
Since then there have been hundreds of boutiques, flagship stores, corners, shop in the shops, and outlets, made in every part of the world. Also in these years, driven by the needs of our customers, a technical office was created for the management of orders, and a design office, in order to offer an all-round service, which also includes the development of the concept store and the design of commercial spaces.

1990

2000

The desire to face new challenges and to try my hands in new sectors has always been my prerogative. So much so that at the beginning of 2000 another change is triggered, and to be able to face it with all the tools necessary, we organize a team of expert technicians in the pharmacy furnishing sector.
Involving architects, designers, product technicians, graphic designers and project leaders, that bring specific experiences to the company , a division is created for the design and implementation of furnishings for pharmacies . Thanks to this unusual mix, made up of professional skills that come from two very different worlds: fashion and pharmacy, develops an innovative design approach in interpreting these professional spaces.

2000

2020

The Contract sector is in fact an area in which we have always operated, realizing any type of project by design, sometimes difficult to label. This year we decided to devote to this important sector, a specific divisionconsistsing of qualified technicians, to guarantee all those company assets and services which are already offer to the other sectors in which we operate.

2020

2021

For over 30 years our main activity has been, and still is, designing and manufacturing furniture for professional spaces, all over the world. The desire to create an e-commercesector, where to give space for designers to realize their ideas, dates back a long time ago.

As our friend Albert used to say: “it is from the crisis that inventiveness, discoveries and great strategies are born“; so much so that this seemed to me the most appropriate moment to finally realize our project.

 The goal is ambitious, as always, to design and create clever spaces, making room for your well-being.

2021

Today

The substantial change that the sectors in which we operate are indiscriminately experiencing, determines our daily commitment in the search for solutions and services that concretely support the business of our customers.
Interventions that cannot be limited to the production of well-designed and well-made furniture, adopting innovative strategies and services, can transform what today for some may seem like "the apocalypse" of their sector, into an extraordinary opportunity.

Oggi

"Change is the process by which the future invades our lives."

Cit. Alvin Toffle

The team.

Faces of Clou.
We are a creative team.

“Some studies have explored the role of humor, and in particular self-irony, on people's psychological well-being and emotional health.

Apparently, being able to not take oneself too seriously, to grasp the "comic" side of one's flaws or mistakes would first of all have an advantage in terms of intelligence and problem solving skills.

The reason is linked to creativity and the skills of divergent thinking, which have a lot to do with self-irony. Yes, because in order to make humor (on oneself or on others) it is necessary to be able to grasp the most paradoxical and contradictory aspects of what is happening, to be able to reverse the "conventional" point of view on things and to be able to look at them from completely new and "unprecedented" perspectives.

Irony is essentially a game, it is a "pretending" to say something true.

And this is precisely what our divergent thinking does, that pertaining to creativity and innovation. Laughing is therefore an excellent "gym" to refine creativity ".

cit. Cristina Rubano
"Creativity requires courage ..."

Mission and vision.

I want, I want ...

a space that offers an experience

"Intercepting and anticipating the needs of our customers, seeking answers and useful information to support their business"

Designing and creating clever spaces to make room for your well-being.
The spaces in which we live and work affects our mood, they say something about us, who we are and how we relate to the outside world. In a retail space, be it a boutique, a pharmacy or other, the theme is even more relevant and underestimating it would be a serious mistake.

Studies confirm that 85% of consumers are willing to spend more on a product in exchange for a relevant experience; in addition to competence and availability, they demand a predisposition to positivity and enthusiasm. In an extremely competitive and saturated supply market, it is essential and at the same time urgent to take these aspects into consideration. 

Commercial spaces must not be limited to fulfilling needs, but must become places where it is good to be. And it is here that our Mission finds its reason for existance: designing spaces that take care of your well-being, is tantamount to taking care of your customers. A good start to embark on a path to transform your business into an attractive space, designed to stimulate quality relationships.

Valuing the role and meaning that retail stores have in the community: through strategies off-line and online, help them cope with the advancing of chains, mono-brand stores, buying groups, outlets, shopping centers, e-commerce, etc., renewing their function for the benefit of the whole region.

My story

my memories

I remember as a boy in summer, when schools were closed, I used to cycle through the streets of my village (Bovisio Masciago), in the heart of Brianza, followed by the noise of the woodworking machines, it accompanied me everywhere, even right inside the house.

The classic configuration of artisan shops in the 70s was a mix between home and work: usually on the ground floor there was the workshop and the house was on the first floor.

The internship formula, at that time, was not yet foreseen. For us guys in the summer it was customary, just to earn some money, to work in the family shops

Sweeping the floors from the waste of the woodwork was a job that required a specific technique which was taught, with obsessive attention, to the apprentices who, for at least the first few years, was not allowed to touch even a piece of wood.

To learn you needed to "steal with the eyes", which I have never stopped doing.
So much so, that even today the curiosity and the desire to experiment did not abandon me, and by treasuring my mistakes, I never stop learning new things.
 
"I've learned so much from my mistakes that I'm thinking to continue making them." - Snoopy 😊
Pierangelo Spimpolo
GM CLOU
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