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Design International Covid-19 Measures

29 March 2020

Dear Friends,

With so much unsettling news circulating about the havoc the Covid-19 is creating in the economies around the world I just would like to update you on the business continuity measures we at Design International are taking.

Apart from keeping our staff safe and healthy our main priority is to support our clients and their projects. My fellow Partners and I are working closely with our management teams to put robust plans in place across our offices in London, Milan, Dubai and Shanghai to minimise any disruption to ongoing operations and our delivery deadlines. In the main this will mean leveraging our technology platforms to facilitate remote team working as well as organising meetings via video conferencing:

  • If you have any meetings scheduled with your Design Manager please get in touch with them to review the meeting schedule and organise sessions on our dedicated Bluejeans, Skype Business or Microsoft Teams platforms as applicable.

  • Should you require to make changes to the agreed project timelines please get in touch as soon as possible with your Design Manager so we can work with you to manage programs, deliverables and financial deadlines as far as possible.

Please do not hesitate to contact any of us at Design International should you have any questions or concerns regarding these arrangements.
I would like to reassure you that we are all here for you and will do our utmost to support you in these difficult times.

Yours sincerely,

Davide Padoa
Chief Executive Officer

Design International contacts:

Bids and Contracts
Eamon Rendall;

Paul Mackrow, Finance Manager;

Kollin Akbar, Studio Director;
Paolo Bianchini, Studio Director;
Chiara Braida, Studio Director;
Stefano Fragola, Technical Director;
David Jones, Retail Director;
Hearan Kim, Studio Director;
Alessandro Pologrutto, Studio Director;
Roberto Sibiano, Office Director, Milan;
Kuncara Wicaksana, Office Director, Shanghai;

Marketing and Communications
Gianluca Gerosa, Head of Marketing & Communications;

Graphic Design
Zoran Simeunovic, Brand Director;

Landscape Design
Giorgia Borrelli, Senior Landscape Architect;

Interior Design
Francesca Menga, Head of Interior Design;

Lighting Design
Alessandra Sassone, Lighting Designer;