(PRESS RELEASE)TAIBON AGORDINO (BELLUNO) — 1971-2021: Blackfin celebrates 50 years in enterprise and the inauguration of its new Black Shelter headquarters ‒ a futuristic constructing that just about triples the house within the current Taibon Agordino location, surrounded by the Belluno Dolomite mountains.
This win-win was proudly celebrated by Blackfin throughout an occasion held October 13, with native and regional authorities, its expert artisans, staff and associates of the corporate in attendance.
Along with Nicola Del Din, CEO, and Giancarlo Recchia, CFO, additionally taking part within the ceremony was Maria Luisa Pramaor who, in 1971, had the braveness to open a small artisan eyewear ending workshop, setting in movement what at the moment is a firmly-established native enterprise with turnover forecast to achieve 12 million euro by the tip of 2021.
An organization whose historical past exudes consistency, confidence and tenacity, however was not spared laborious instances, and so they peaked in 2007; that’s when Del Din met Giancarlo Recchia, who believed in him and in his entrepreneurial imaginative and prescient.
“At this time, we’re celebrating insanity,” started Del Din, in his phrases to the company, “the insanity many credited us with for deciding to construct our headquarters right here, on this spot, and the insanity of Giancarlo for deciding to imagine on this firm that, within the opinion of many, appeared getting ready to monetary damage.”
Recchia echoed these sentiments, “Even with the preliminary difficulties, our enthusiasm by no means failed; we regarded for it even within the smallest every day actions with a purpose to then share it with all of our workers. Workers, I say, and never ‘’staff’ as a result of I’ve all the time believed that we, as homeowners/employers, are depending on their work. We’re particularly dedicated to persevering with on this path with the identical ardour and enthusiasm which have all the time been our trademark. At this time, these 50 years and this new headquarters usually are not a milestone however quite mark the strengthening of an organization that’s priceless to the native financial system and the purpose of departure for an thrilling new problem centered on excellence – a phrase that’s usually utilized to us, that we really feel we deserve and that we’re happy with.”
The brand new headquarters, named Black Shelter, is an additional growth of the unique constructing, which was renovated in 2016. At this time, it homes about 100 staff, between places of work and manufacturing, the place every part is finished in-house, greater than doubling the manufacturing space to deal with rising market demand. This headquarters isn’t just a “container” through which titanium eyewear is made, however quite “contents”, supposed because the bodily and architectural manifestation of the values of tradition, innovation, respect for folks and the land that the corporate embodies within the expression: neomadeinitaly. The constructing itself is a real inexperienced facility, the primary within the Veneto area to be licensed as a KlimaHaus Work & Life construction, licensed to fulfill the three pillars of sustainability – ecological, financial and socio-cultural – in different phrases, office wellbeing.
The Black Shelter design by Anidride Design architects Nicola De Pellegrini and Giovanni Bez, symbolizes the need to create an architectural office that turns into the very best setting through which to proceed the corporate’s journey of excellence. The design idea took benefit of the tiny footprint obtainable by going up, setting up a 5-story constructing that merges seamlessly with the prevailing construction ‒ an architectural and historic continuum that takes into consideration evolution, an extension of the corporate’s manufacturing genetics. The form is monolithic, the roof’s skyline replicates the silhouette of the encompassing Dolomites, the facades are clad in aluminum sheet painted black, as is the roof. Hexagonal cutouts within the aluminum sheeting permit the underlying construction to be seen from sure viewing angles. The connection with the mountains is mirrored within the giant home windows whose glass modifications coloration with the altering of the seasons. The uncovered combination concrete is made with combination materials from the Cordevole Stream that flows about 20 meters from the constructing. Larch from the forests close by was used to clad all the “room of silence” and as flooring – together with grass – for the panoramic patio.
“For all intents and functions, the constructing is a declaration of affection to our previous, our folks and their exemplary abilities. However additionally it is a imaginative and prescient assertion for the various tasks and objectives we nonetheless dream of attaining,” remarked Del Din.
Honored visitor of the occasion was Paolo Nespoli, well-known ESA astronaut and good friend of Blackfin. Nespoli engaged attendees in an thrilling account of his private expertise of outer house, expressed via the ideas and values he associates with the historical past of Blackfin – the willpower to realize one’s targets regardless of difficulties, a sensitivity to and respect for the surroundings and for the planet generally, the worth of Italian excellence that he represents and to which the corporate always aspires. And, lastly, the working relationship between Blackfin and Paolo Nespoli – Blackfin crafted the frames utilized in orbit for scientific checks on his final mission to the Worldwide Area Station in 2017