By Shannon Jayawardena
Space introduced two of their exclusive Italian designer furniture brands, Santalucia Mobili and Alta Cucina Italiana, to the local market with an aim to market products that are both unique and of high quality.
Space Group Chairman Lalin Jinasena said: “Space Italia is actually the second store, as we initially opened our first space down Wijerama Mawatha. What we found was that while the products were really good, people were looking for something a little a bit more exclusive. So we got in touch with an Italian company who makes all products in Italy.”
He also stated that the products were chosen to be represented here in Sri Lanka after careful examination and observations, made after several factory visits in Italy. He emphasised on the fact that they create extremely high standard products at an affordable price for the local market.
“We have two products, one which is Santalucia Mobili, which are the beds, the wardrobes, the dining tables and so forth, and Alta Cucina which are the kitchens, they make really beautiful modern Italian kitchens. What’s unique is that these are all made in Italy. This is how Space Italia came about,” he added.
Following the successful launch of the exclusive furniture showroom ‘Space’ in November 2017, the owners of Space have gone above and beyond to add upmarket European style and design to their collection.
Santalucia is a leading furniture design and manufacturing company in Italy, with over 52 years of experience in the field. These branded pieces are available for purchase in a variety of colours and designs at the Space showroom on Jawatte Road. The range provides complete bedroom suites, including beds, bedside cupboards, wardrobes and racks, as well as items for the living room.
Alta Cucina kitchens join several other companies in Sri Lanka, bringing European design and style to local homes, but with the difference of being available at prices far lower than are currently available on the market, with options to fit the client’s budget. Alta Cucina products are made to order, and may be customised according to customer requirement and pricing.
Space Group Business Development Manager Mohamed Mufeez stated: “Space furniture is under the group of Lalin Jinasena Company who is into interior designing, hospitality and photography. Space thereby offers a wide range of products focusing on living area furniture. Prices range from Rs.180,000 to Rs.700,000 depending on the sizes and modules of the furniture chosen.”
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