‘Nowadays I swoosh along the production lines on a small scooter. The factory has grown so large, but I’m still expected to oversee everything and be present everywhere: and preferably all at the same time! In that respect nothing seems to have changed over the years,’ Pietro smiles. ‘But of course, my job has developed as the company evolved. Decades ago, before I joined the company, the family business began like many small crafts workshops that work with wood, metal and upholstery have since the early 1900s. Galimberti Brothers made cupboards, chairs, tables and sofas in a blend of classical and artisanal styles, catering to the taste of the Italian middle and upper class. During the post-war era (and that was two decades before my time) factories in the Brianza area shifted towards machinery, still later to hi-tech and now they reflect the growing awareness of sustainability we see and work with today.