This report supplies information on the industrial design Italian market and its competitors: market trends, SWOT and key success factors analysis, major companies performance indicators (total turnover, sector specific turnover, market shares and export quotas), business prospects and trends.
The market in question comprises companies which distinguish themselves for technological innovation and innovative forms and materials, elements that are normally contemplated in definitions of industrial design. The focus of the report is on manufacturers of lighting devices and furnishings that are mainly for interior use in the home.
Specifically, the report analyses the following market segments:
Interior home lighting devices;
Furniture for bedrooms and living areas, including upholstered furniture (sofas and upholstered chairs).
Production technology: varies by market segment.
Lighting devices are supports for light sources manufactured using technologies appropriate for processing the many different materials used (mainly wood, metal and glass, but also specific types of fabric and paper).
Furniture production involves a broad variety of technologies ranging from woodworking and metalworking to the processing of plastics, laminates, and upholstery fabrics (cotton, Alcantara, natural and synthetic leather, etc.).
Use: above and beyond the specific practical uses specific to each market segment (lighting and furnishings), addressing various associated needs (preparing/storing foods, socializing, relaxing, sleeping, reading, etc.), design satisfies an aesthetic need for elegance of forms and materials.
Direct customers are the distribution channels. In the case of design, these are prevalently specialised retailers and furniture stores.
Final customers: private individuals for household lighting and furnishings; the contract furnishings market for hotels, museums, ships and automobiles (exclusive models).
The market analysed in this report is the high-end production of the relative sectors, in terms of quality of materials, and stylistic and technological innovation.
The segmentation of this market is defined in part by the product categories themselves:
Interior lighting devices for residential and decorative use: furnishing objects for the home and for public facilities (e.g., hotels, restaurants, museums);
Furniture, which may be further broken down into two main areas: kitchen furnishings and furniture for bedrooms (night-time areas) and living rooms (day-time areas).
A further segmentation is represented by the outlet market for the design object: residential or public (contract).
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