Monthly Archives: February 2017

Peter Schiavello, What Will Tomorrow Bring


This is an exciting question to ask oneself.  For over fifty years, from day one on the 13th of July, 1966, when my father Tony and uncle Joe founded the company, the Schiavello business has grown, evolved and diversified on the pursuit of giving the customer what they want, providing great value, and believing that with an entrepreneurial spirit ‘Anything is Possible’. The business has been created on core values, such as integrity, fairness, respect for customers, employees and all [...]

Why do collaborative spaces fail?


By Keti Malkoski When developing a future workplace strategy with a client one objective or driver for change that is frequently identified by stakeholders, is the aim to promote collaboration between people and teams. To achieve this, modern work environments incorporate a range of informal and formal ‘collaborative’ spaces within various workplace areas. These spaces are becoming increasingly diverse; created in a range of sizes to support individuals and groups, with varying degrees of enclosure and privacy, and they incorporate different [...]

Q + A with Doshi & Levien


By Jessica Capolupo In their own words, their work ‘celebrates the hybrid and the coming together of cultures, technology, industrial design and fine craftsmanship’. From developing shoes with Her Majesty’s bootmaker John Lobb, to producing a furniture collection with Schiavello, the duo are highly sought after by industry leaders and were named ‘Designer of the Year’ at the 2015 Elle Deco International Design Awards. From their London studio, they take turns to talk family holidays, marriage proposals and their upcoming [...]