(Francesco Menidini:) "The clients that are non-Italian ask for more 'Italian design' than Italians."

"At the end, the kind of work is the same everywhere. But, the mentality of the people changes a lot."

"What [Americans] ask [us to create] is 'Tuscany'. They want to have the image of Tuscany. What they think is Tuscany is not the image of Tuscany, it is another thing that they have in mind. So in this case, we have to figure out what they think Tuscany is."

"Italian design, our style, is connected with the Renaissance. It is connected with a very extravagant point of view, more than functional. So the objects are sculptural, emotional, sensitive."