Empty Table Tops? Ask Matteo Alesi

At times, a bare table top lacks the luster that can make it fit into a room. Normally you would see a vase, a figurine or even some picture frames bearing the family members or the portrait. But if you don’t have anything around, check out the Italian way of decorating that boring table top. You can even see what Italian design behemoth Matteo Alesi has to suggest for your home!

His love for galvanised steel screws and flat-pack garden furniture aside, Matteo, 30, had to pass three tests before he was allowed to work for the family firm. The brand has been around for nearly 90 years, and is still very much a family business, but the company has applied strict rules to the employment of anyone bearing its name.

Matteo is the only one of his 15-strong generation who works for the family firm. He gained his Master’s degree (rule one), learnt a second language (rule two) and worked for another company for two years (rule three) before he was embraced by his elders.

(Source) The Independent

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