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Interview with Filippo Scapin of the Italian Scapin Group:

'2024 marks the culmination of a three-year project'

In this exclusive interview, we sit down with Filippo Scapin, the International Sales Manager and a member of the Board of Directors at Scapin Group, renowned for its expertise in processing marble, granite, composite materials, and agglomerates. The group encompasses the brands Marmo Arredo, Quartzforms, and Eulithe. Founded in 1981 by Domenico Luigi Scapin, the company has grown significantly over the decades. Filippo shares insights into the company's rich history, recent achievements, and future plans, including their participation at the prestigious Salone del Mobile fair.

Could you tell us about the history of the brand?
'Scapin Group, which encompasses the brands Marmo Arredo, Quartzforms, and Eulithe, specialises in the processing of marble, granite, composite materials, and agglomerates for use in construction and furniture. The Group was founded in 1981 thanks to the craftsmanship skills and passion of Domenico Luigi Scapin, the founder, and has four plants: three in Italy and one in Magdeburg, Germany, following the acquisition in 2010 of a Bretonstone production plant. Today, Scapin Group counts 250 employees, divided between Italian and German locations, and the business is carried on by the Scapin family.'

You were recently at Salone del Mobile. How was the fair?
'The fair was a great opportunity for us to tell our dual narrative that features, on the one hand, the group's ability to deliver novel cutting-edge solutions that take the search for surfaces towards new horizons with Quartzforms and the new range of Ecotone surfaces, and, on the other hand, the increasing focus on offering new design solutions for the worlds of architecture and interior design with Marmo Arredo.

Since the beginning, we have been continuously innovating our products and processes towards a path aimed at quality and sustainability. 2024 also marks the culmination of a three-year project resulting from our partnership with Studio Stefano Boeri Interiors, which not only designed our showroom opened in Milan in 2022 but also designed the trade fair stand. Our fil rouge for the new collection was "Synapses between surfaces" highlighting the new aesthetic and functional connections between different surfaces and materials, expanding their imaginative and applicative scope. This quest aims to generate new concepts and solutions for conscious architecture and design that look to the future while focusing on our environmental impact.'

What products were on show and how were they received?
'With the Quartzforms brand, we presented Ecotone, the new generation of slabs made from recycled components, resin derived from bio-compounds, and with a crystalline silica content of less than 5%. Using cutting-edge quartz processing technology, it is an alternative with a low environmental impact while maintaining outstanding technical performance such as resistance to impact, scratches, stains, and acidic substances. Ecotone can be considered a transitional material between a traditional mineral surface and a state-of-the-art surface with a focus on respecting our planet.

The production of Ecotone slabs relies on 60% energy from wind power, and the water used is recycled. Moreover, they are ideal for kitchen countertops, bathrooms, wall, and floor coverings. On the other hand, with Marmo Arredo, we renewed our partnership with Stefano Boeri Interiors showcasing Chiglia, a collection of tables and console tables with an Ecotone top and glass legs, which stands out for its minimalist appeal and formal elegance.'

Scapin has a wide range of slabs inspired by nature and the environment. Can you tell us more about this?
'In addition to Ecotone surfaces, a virtuous example in the field of sustainability made from recycled components and resin derived from bio-compounds, Quartzforms presents within its portfolio a wide range of slabs inspired by nature and the environment that surrounds us. The surfaces of the Forest, Ocean, and Planet collections enrich the brand's path towards natural inspirations and light textures, where the kaleidoscope of bright and vibrant colours that the environment offers is the undisputed protagonist. Made of full-body premium minerals, they are characterised by a high aesthetic impact combined with the undisputed pluses of the raw material. Unique and high-performing for making kitchen countertops, bathrooms, wall, and floor tiles, they contribute to the definition of every project by responding to uncompromising aesthetics.'

What's in store for you now? Are there any future fairs on the program?
'We will participate in the Marmomac and Sicam fairs in Italy in September and October respectively, where we are already working on the proposals to be presented. They will be a good opportunity for us to showcase our know-how and expertise in the field. Furthermore, we are also planning to participate in fairs outside Europe, such as INDEX Saudi Arabia.'

More information:
Scapin Group

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Marmo Arredo
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