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CV, Furniture Consultant And Product Development

I am currently available for work
Serial No: 42434
(12/03/1962, male)
List top 5 skills: consultancy, furniture, lean management, manufacturing, production manager / engineer
Short Bio:

30+ years experience in Furniture environment

Current location: 

England, United Kingdom - View on map



Preferred Sector of Employment: 

Manufacturing and Operations

Spoken languages: 

english, french, italian, spanish

Locations I am interested in working:



I am a specialist in planning furniture production, general management, problem solving and productivity improvement. Set up new factories , with over 30 years of furniture experience. I used to work for Targets and Goals. Excellent organizer and planner with strong passion for my work, I have been very successful in creating and
implementing strategic plans, workers recruiting, workers training, setting and administering budgets, and developing improved processes to meet short term and long term objectives. A forward thinking multi-tasker and hard-worker with a well-developed eye for detail, I use the Kaizen method of process improvement to confidently oversee operations and ensure project/order requirements are met within the established budget, design plans for production/manufacturing, and production goals. This includes Lean management, JIT and CAPA, Buying services, Quality Control, Quality Assurance and products and marketing development.


Experience & Skills

Independent Consultant – Metallic-Furniture-Joinery-Upholstery
May 2014 – Present

• Consulting in to Set-up new factories , equipments , machineries, production line(CNC router , edge bander, square edge bander,etc.), or improvement productions through workers training, Develop creative concept and Marketing strategies. Working for several companies in , India, China , Bangladesh, Uk, Middle East, Italy.

• I’m currently Buying and managing the production (from third party supplier) for 50 new abroad flagship stores Bentley Cars .Doha, finished – Dubai, working progress- Shanghai starting soon, etc..

• Consultant for Al Sorayai Industrial Investment Group – Metallic, Wood, Upholstery Furniture Division. Saudi Arabia.

• Consultant in setting-up brand new factories for Furniture – Upholstery- Mattresses- Aluminium in Abuja Nigeria. Residential, Hotels, Offices following closed a deal with Starwood Hotel Group to supply whole Furnishing for new hotels and aparthotel in construction in Nigeria .

• Products developer , Buying and Procurement services for Novita Furniture Design , London UK


4Project S.R.L, Italy – UK Furnishing and Steel procurement company
January 2013 – Present

Project Manager- Products Development Manager

Development of new collections for architectural studios, furnishing, lighting and Homewares products engineering, procurement and buyer services in Europe or Far East. Lean management and overseeing for furniture companies/suppliers.  Research, manage and develop, new business path with Architect, Interior designer, Contractor.  Work and cooperate with global top brands, including Haworth, Coalesse, Andreu World, Poltrona Frau, Cassina, Molteni, Giorgetti, Cappellini, Tecno, Alias, Desalto, MDF, Minotti and Boffi.

Manage long-term partnerships with architect studios, including Studio Patricia Urquiola, Studio Soressi, Brodie Neill, Studio Piergiorgo Cazzaniga Designer.

Presentations at Neocon 2014 Openest collection designed from Patricia Urquiola for Haworth. Developed, implemented and engineered whole concept.

 Contracting; cooperation with Cassina Contract and direct supplier for, Offices, Ships, etc.


Fratelli Radice Luxury Furniture since 1920 – Seveso, Milan, Italy.
January 2011 – January 2013

General Manager

Classic style furnishing- Baroque, Louis XV, Louis XVI, Regency, Empire, Art Deco, Country and Provencal.

Production/Operations/Project Manager- bespoke/standard products, in departments: woodworking, handmade carving, polishing/panting, lacquered painting, gold leaf, upholstery, packaging and shipping.

Labor cost and raw materials Analysis

Supplier deals

 Development of new products and marketing campaigns- Main markets including Russia and ex CSI countries. Company video :  v=W61Rw_AviDE


Cariota Furnishings Muggiò, Milan Italy | |
January 2007 to January 2011


Partnership with son (Alberto left company, now lives in London) in family furniture firm.

Upholstery sales manager and customer relationship management.

Production of exclusive, upmarket and bespoke sofas, armchairs, curtains, chairs and beds, in fabric and leather

Furniture trading


Furniture/ UpholsteryConsultant
Internationals Companies |
1997 to present

Furniture/Upholstery prototypes developer, buyer and consultant on start-up and set-up new plant

Development and realization of prototypes from blue print, free-hand drawing, sock-on leather and fabric covers, cut patterns, frames patterns, pads and filling patterns, lines drawing, sewing plan, training of carpenters, upholsterers , cutters, sewers supervisor, top end line

Trouble-shooting of manufacturing problems; dealing with suppliers

Advancement of veneers and timber woods knowledge

Development of moulded polyurethane foam cold-cure, Italian Class 1IM UNI, British BS 5852 crib 5, French M4

Worked and cooperated with several Italian and international companies and  designers in every furniture field, including residential, commercial, hotels, hospital, theatres, ships, Yacht as third supplier.

USA base with Leather-Trend Inc. Robinson & Robinson, 800 workers (Tijuana, Mexico factory)- development of new models, training of workers, quality supervisor.

 Poltromec/Poltroarredo (Italy)- development of new prototypes, training of workers.

 Anteprima (Tunisie)- consultant in furniture start-up

 Italianvillas Direct Ltd London (UK)- start up consultant.

 Alma Leather London ltd. (UK)- development of new collections

 Regina Project (Italy) supply, manage furnishing fit-out of 10 luxury flats in Nice, France


Cariota Furniture, Lissone, Milan Italy
1987 – 1997


Contract supply company and third party supplier for hotels, hospitals, theatres, turn-key private houses

Trade furniture, produce sofas, sofa beds, upholstery beds, chairs, armchairs, cinema seating, mattress, curtains, draperies

 Client references- Hilton Hotel in Milan, Columbus Hospital in Milan, Atahotels/ Interhotels and several hotels in Europe and Middle East as third party supplier.


Soft snc, Monza, Milan Italy
1983 – 1987

Partner and Co-founder

Manufacturing upholstery company, specialising in sofas, sofa beds, armchairs (for cruise ships as well) in every style


Vavassori Mobili, Lissone, Milan Italy
1978 – 1983


Upmarket furniture historic company established in Lissone, northern Italy in the 1950’s.

Development of experience in every production’s division, Upholstery, wood and steel frames, padding, cut, sewing, finished, Woodworking, assembly


Key Skills


Knowledge of wood veneer and woodworking machinery

Measuring and cutting all types of fabric and leather

Stapling, bodywork webbing and padding, sock-on leather, fabric covers

Understanding technical job specifications and technical drawings

Technical attention to detail

Project Management

Recruiting,Training and supervising workers, teaching new techniques to save time and raw materials


Professional client and supplier-facing skills, and colleague liaison

Excellent IT skills, Office package, Photoshop, knowledge Autocad.

Strong team player



Italian- native

English- professional working proficiency

Spanish- professional working proficiency

French- elementary proficiency

German- basic



ITIS Pino Hensemberger, Monza, Italy
Diploma- Electrical Engineering Technician

Italian Chamber of Commerce
Executive course for practical approach and development in international markets, including study of improving management of specific steps of company internationalization process, including entry into new markets or fundraising