EXHIBITOR INTERVIEW: DND
In talks with Vilma Martinelli, General Director of Dnd
Dnd will be exhibiting its latest products at The Big 5 in Dubai this November. We spoke to the company's General Director, Vilma Martinelli; here's what she told us as she prepares to participate at The Big 5, the global hub for the construction industry.
What products will you be showcasing at the event?
Dnd presents two new handles, Viva and Iki, designed respectively by Luca Nichetto (an internationally acclaimed designer) and by two young Italian talents, Alessandro Stabile and Mario Scairato.
Dnd is also proud to announce the acquisition of the brand Poggi & Mariani, an excellent crafts firm specializing in classic handles with decorative styling. The research project “Architecture for the hands,” with five handles designed for Dnd by internationally renowned architects, will be on view in the various available finishes.
What added value do these products bring to the Construction Tools and Building Materials sector?
Continuing new developments in terms of production and finishes (also custom), with a focus on design, research and the values of Made in Italy.
Can you share your outlook on the Gulf construction industry? Why is it important for you to do business in the region?
It is important to do business in the region because it is one of the most vital regions in the field of construction.
What is unique about the Gulf Construction industry compared to other regions where you operate?
The prestige of the construction and interior design projects; the possibility of working on different scales and in different styles; all in a context of high quality and response to the needs of personalization of individual clients.
Is there something you are looking forward to in the pipeline?
We want to show our clients the potentialities of the acquisition of Poggi & Mariani, a historic brand in the sector and to transmit the enthusiasm that accompanies all our new projects.
How will it benefit customers to see you at the event?
They will be able to see a company that is proud to represent Made in Italy at its best, with its finest values: care, quality control and excellence in the creation of products.
What was the best part about your time at the event last year?
From the 2018 edition, we remember the good response on the part of clients and visitors to the new corporate image (the company went through a major rebranding process in 2017-18), and to the new products.
Why did you choose to participate again for the event this year?
We have some important new developments and products to narrate and demonstrate. For us, The Big 5 always constitutes an excellent opportunity in terms of trade and growth.
What do you most look forward to at the event this year?
We expect to consolidate our good relationships with clients in the region, and in particular we look forward to developing new ones, thanks to our specialization in the handles sector.
About Dnd -
Fifty years of history, balancing craftsmanship and innovation. A company that is now an international reference point for the production of handles with an accent on high-quality design. Designers, craftsmen and suppliers are an active, precious part of the identity of Dnd, which as a historic forge of production looks to the present and the future.
Meet Dnd at The Big 5, Sheikh Saeed 1 - SS1 C154, Dubai World Trade Centre, from 25 to 28 November!