About us

The “Intelligent Furniture” Project has been created and is carried out by a transnational partnership.

The projectgroup

The projectgroup

The partnership is composed by 7 Partner organisations:

Leadpartner is Province of Pistoia, a Public Authority of NUTS III level in Tuscany (Italy). We have two more Italian Partners: PMI scrl., Agency for Promotion of upholstered furniture in Quarrata, a consortiums of companies operating in the furniture sector of both, sitting-room furniture and furnishing accessories, and Confcommercio Pistoia, the trade union that represents, protects and supports  social and economic affairs in tourism, trade and service enterprises for small, medium-size and tertiary businesses in general.

Other partners are coming from different European countries:

Aidima, Technologic Institute of Wood, furniture, Packaging and related industries from Valencia (Spain). AIDIMA is a non-profit private research association, founded in 1984 by companie, is registered at the Spanish Inter-ministerial Commission for Science and Technology.

Academy of Design and Crafts is part of the Chamber of Crafts and Skilled Trades Münster (Germany) is a public corporation and represents 24.500 handicraft/SME companies with 160.000 employees and 19.000 trainees in its administrative district in North-Rhine Westfalia (NRW).

The Academy of Design in Kuopio (Finland), is an unit of Savonia University of Applied Sciences and is responsible for cultural studies leading to degrees in design and graphic design. The primary mission of  KAD is to provide and develop high-level training in design and graphic design, to research, develop, support and market these fields and to serve as a databank.

Promotto Oy from Lahti (Finland) has been established by furnishing companies from Lahti/Päijät-Häme area. The main focus of the organization is with nationally and internationally networking promote shareholders’ business activities for example arranging education seminars and searching and adopting new business concepts.

If you want to know more about the partners, you can clic on the logos of the partnerorganisations on the right to see our homepages!

The project-meeting in Münster (Germany)

The project-meeting in Münster (Germany)

The partnership already had occasion to meet several times: during the planning of the project in 2009 we met in Kuopio Finland, then again in Kuopio and Lahti in March 2010 for the first official project meeting. The Launch of the the project and the real start of work on the contents took place in Pistoia, Italy, in May 2010. Then the partners worked in small groups until December 2010, when we met altogether in Münster, Germany.

Actually the partners are carrying on the testing phase in their homecountries, but end of November 2011 there will be a new project meeting in Valencia, Spain in order to analyse and elaborate the outcomes of the testing phase.


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