Antonangeli was founded by the homonymous Gianni Antonangeli in 1977 to produce modern lampshades. In 1982 it was bought by two managers who operated in the furniture and design lighting market making use of well-known international designers to produce interior lighting fixtures with a strong personality. In 2007 Antonangeli enters the outdoor world with soft lines bringing the intimacy of the interior to the outside. The materials chosen from the outset have had a strong focus on the environment as they are durable and recyclable: copper, brass, steel and stones. In 2012 Antonangeli enters the world of architecture with an innovative approach. The research is aimed at the creation of elastic continuous light profiles. The intention was to offer designers a “luminous pencil” – tool to ensure that everyone could create scenographic installations not possible until then. From the research of the material – silicone – which represents the most performing elastomer that exists (it has a range that goes from -50° to +200° without altering its physical characteristics). 7 integrated collections were born with different characteristics. Currently the Antonangeli offer is the largest and most articulated that exists globally. ARCHETTO SPACE and FREEDOM are patents for industrial inventions confirming the uniqueness and innovation of the collections. Interview with Gianfranco Marabese, CEO of Antonangeli. Easy Engineering: What are the main areas of activity of the company? Gianfranco Marabese: Production of indoor and outdoor lighting fixtures – CONTEMPORARY DESIGN – OUTDOOR – ARCHITECTURAL. E.E: What’s the news about new products? G.M: Innovation and design with identity. E.E: What are the ranges of products? G.M: We produce indoor and outdoor lighting (suspension, floor and wall/ceiling lamps). E.E: At what stage is the market where you are currently active? G.M: Our markets are the retail and the contract design studios. E.E: What can you tell us about market trends? G.M: Actually, identifying a trend is an understatement. Let’s say it’s a bit like fashion. It goes a bit of everything. There is a tendency to “mix” for not having a label and to highlight the ability to design by choosing from the various offers. In any case, there is a tendency to make the basic lighting fixtures “disappear” and to enhance the one you want to highlight with volumes (scenography). E.E: What are the most innovative products marketed? G.M: Definitely our ARCHETTO collections. E.E: What estimations do you have for 2023? G.M: A great effort but you have to believe in it and keep innovating.