These are Antonio and Stefania, the artisans of design, the soul of Parafernalia.
Both born in Milan and design enthusiasts.
Three adjectives to describe you?
Antonio: Creative, farsighted, courageous
Stefania: Concrete, determined, available
When did you arrive in Parafernalia?
Antonio: In the early 70s as a student, I was looking for an afternoon job to pay for my hockey skates.
Stefania: 1990s, creating the "Duopen", a duo made by two women, a laboratory for the production of third parties for which Parafernalia was the main customer..
Your role in the company?
Antonio: I started as a warehouse worker, succeeding so hard to become responsible for production.
Stefania: Currently, in addition to managing the production part with Antonio, I deal with accounting with Italy customers.
How has your work in the company changed?
Antonio: Now I manage the company with Stefania, continuing to do everything I need to put into practice what I've learned over the years.
Stefania: From an artisan in charge of production to contact with customers and promoters of the brand in the stores. I like to meet customers and tell them the "secrets" of our brand, to suggest the most suitable products for their needs.
What do you love about your job?
Antonio: The variety, every day, is different from the previous one and every product has something different.
Stefania: Being able to create something original, remaining true to one's style.
What does Craft mean to you?
Antonio: Manuality, genius and creativity
Stefania: Simply "Handmade", made with love and commitment.
What does Made in Italy mean to you?
Antonio: Made in Italy: Designed and created in Italy
Stefania: To produce and work with Italian artisans
Describe with two adjectives Parafernalia
Antonio: Contemporary and / or evergreen
Stefania: Recognizable and "different"