Fernando and Maddalena De Padova begin their business activities by importing Scandinavian furniture and objects, sold at the store on via Montenapoleone in Milan. This marks the debut of design from Northern Europe in Italy: a revolution that has had a permanent impact on our way of living. “…I chose what I liked, I was blown away by certain pieces of furniture, by those lines, by the diversity. I think I had an instinctive sense of aesthetics…let’s just say I understood perfectly when something was ugly.” —Maddalena De Padova