Maurizio Barison worked in the 80s to develop prototypes for Bieffe and Bieffeplast, working with the most important designers in the world. In the early 90s he was technical director of Zucor drafting machines.
In 1995 he founded Emme Italia. The company Emme Italia collaborates with local crafts, in an area where the production of drafting machines is traditional since the 60s, forming a thirty years experienced team and also partnerships with international companies.
In 2001 the decision to transfer the Emme Italia factory in former Bieffe and Bieffeplast headquarters. A return to the past and at the same time a strategic project for the future: to combine tradition and innovation, to give continuity to the production of drafting machines, and also to expand the vision to a wider industrial project.
In 2004 Emme Italia offered to professional customers a new and wider range of products, from the drawing board to the chest of drawers in large format, from office furniture to tailored museum solutions.
In 2009 the Design Management project implemented since 2004 by Emme Italia, was awarded in Eindhoven with the honorable mention at DME Award in Micro Companies category.
In 2015, to celebrate twenty years of activity in workplace design, Emme Italia presented a new system of office furniture with a strong personality: Emmesystem by Emme Italia.
Alessandro Barison collaborates with Emme Italia since 1997. From 2006 to 2009 he attended courses, workshops and the Master in Creative Design at SID - Scuola Italiana Design - in Padova, working with international companies. Since 2010 is ADI Member, the Italian Association for Industrial Design. Since 2013 he collaborates in teaching and training projects with national and international institutions.
Design is a buzzword, increasingly confused with other words such as style and invention. We forget that design means, first of all, to project. In all companies, especially in SMEs, design culture is a strategic challenge. In everyday life, to be able to recognize the real design is increasingly complex. Thanks to the driving force of Design, you can create unexpected opportunities, at work and in everyday life. Design is passion, culture, method and innovation, Design is the tool to challenge difficulties of this new millennium. We want to express our design experience with simple, iconic objects, because design is for everyone.Alessandro Barison
The factory Emme Italia is included in the 60s industrial architecture that housed former Bieffe and Bieffeplast headquarters. In our factory showroom you can get in contact with Emmesystem products and appreciate the handcrafted details of the furniture objects manufactured in our workshops.
The place where you decide to do a job is not a trivial choice. There are many factors that can influence this choice. Sometimes these factors mingle together into one fluid important value: Genius Loci. In the holistic view of design management, each company is a living organism that feeds on all that surrounds it: individuals, communities, objects, places. Choosing a place to represent the company is an integral part of the company identity and competitiveness. After a few years in an unnamed laboratory in rent, we chose our place in 2001. We chose an old 60s industrial architecture, established with the renovation of former Bieffe and Bieffeplast headquarters, abandoned by the famous furniture industry after the closure of production activities and the transfer of ownership in France. The choice of this place was not trivial but inspired by Genius Loci. These place have seen the birth and thrive of drawing tables industry for more than thirty years. To continue this relationship between place and industry is our small but important project of workplace design.Alessandro Barison
Structural solidity and iconic design make our products the ideal furnishing solution for creative offices, architecture and design studios, loft spaces, waiting areas, meeting rooms, coworking labs and retail shops. Tables and desks, task chairs, chests of drawers and furniture, whose main theme is steel. With our furniture we can meet the needs of the contemporary knowledge worker, thanks to modular and tailored solutions.
We manufacture our products mainly in steel, totally recyclable raw material. The painting is made of epoxy powder. The standard colors are white RAL9016, black RAL9005 and gray RAL7035. Other RAL colors are available on request.
The furniture components are selected for an easy disposal once ended their life cycle. Work surfaces, even executive, are made of recycled chipboard, which ensures low impact on the environment thanks to small formaldehyde emission.
The strength of the raw materials, the choice of a timeless design, and the choice of neutral superficial finishes, can ensure a very long life cycle for all our products. Another step forward in reducing the industrial impact on nature.
Thanks to a detailed design of packaging, with components that occupy as little space as possible and regular packaging that facilitate storage, our products help to reduce impact on nature during logistic operations.
Since 2014, thanks to a solar photovoltaic system, we produce 50% of our energy needs using sustainable sources.