Moroso Factory - Photo by Moroso.

Coronavirus: Italian design brands reopen factories. Photo by Moroso.

Coronavirus – Italian design brands such as Moroso, FLOS and Minotti as well as the country’s furniture supply chain producing goods for export has been allowed to reopen factories as long as safety measures are guaranteed.


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The measures include daily thermo-scanner for all workers before entry, no external visits and the mandatory daily provision of fresh set of gloves and a mask. Social distancing must be guaranteed. Detailed reporting and self certifications must be registered and provided in order not to incur into fines and see the factory closed.

Finally, the situation in Italy is improving and we are ready to start again with more enthusiasm and determination than ever,” say at Moroso in a statement which reopened its factory in Udine. A new phase begins, in which we will strive to obtain maximum productivity whilst guaranteeing the health of our workers, which has always been a priority for us.” Say at Frag.


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FLOS has reopen its production plants in Bovezzo, Bernareggio and Collebeato in the region of Lombardy. The company’s factory in Spain is full operative as well. FLOS’ CEO Roberta Silva says: “In these weeks we have worked non-stop to guarantee a brilliant reprise, driven by the enthusiasm for our brand-new architectural and outdoor products we are set to launch in the upcoming weeks.”

A great challenge awaits us in order to build a new future together, with the same passion, courage and creativity as ever,” say at upholstered furniture brand Minotti. “We are ready to get back to work, as passionately as ever,” said a Flexform spokesperson.

The companies’ offices will continue to be operative in the smart working mode. “These months of lockdown have taught us the value of people and relationships, and we have learned that alternative working methods can be effectively applied to guarantee efficient, high-quality service.” Say at glass lighting design company Barovier & Toso which has announced that it is set to resume production at its headquarters in Murano, starting on Monday 4 May 2020.

Glass blowing at Barovier & Toso factory - Photo by Barovier & Toso

Glass blowing at Barovier & Toso factory – Photo by Barovier & Toso