Fiandre, a leading company in the production of high range full-body porcelain tile, has a presence in over 100
countries throughout the world with a wide choice of solutions for floors and coverings which range from
the contract to the wellness and residential industry, and from the medical to the leisure industry,
responding to all building and living requirements.
GranitiFiandre is the world leader in the production of glazed ceramic and glazed porcelain tiles for wall and floor coverings for residential, retail and industrial projects. With a range of more than 50 collections totalling over 2500 items, Iris Ceramica has been adding to the prestige of Italian-made coverings worldwide since 1961, and is constantly demonstrating its commitment to the creation of ceramics with high technical and stylistic value, characterised by leading-edge design of an excellence reflected by international prizes and awards.
Right from the very start, Fiandre was strongly motivated towards its connotation as an innovative company, with high technological content and forward-looking vision. It was the first of the companies in the industry to believe in porcelain tile and in a 20x20 cm format, which was considered remarkable in the 1960s. It continued with undeniable success along a path marked by victory, consolidating its business in all the markets acquired over the years, creating a widespread network of showrooms which became leading-edge examples for the world of architecture.
GF creations are the outcome of research and development conducted in-house, a heritage of unique knowhow that provides the basis for yet more unique materials. Creations that are evolved by combining the innovation of groundbreaking technologies with the skill of the craft tradition, in absolute compliance with the strictest standards on the sustainability of both process and product.
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Engineering developed in Sassuolo (Modena - Italy), in constant contact with the most advanced ceramics
know-how in the world. It immediately specialized in innovative solutions for digital ceramic printing,
developing the widest range of high-tech machines currently available.
Thanks to a perfect integration with the Siti B&T group (of which the company is part) and through an on-going research and innovation process. Projecta Engineering turned decoration into an efficient and high-performing digital system, which can be integrated into and communicate with the entire production line.
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The University of Milan is a public teaching and research university, which - with 8 faculties and 2 schools.
A leading institute in Italy and Europe for scientific productivity, the University of Milan is the largest university in the region, with approximately 65.000 students; it is also an important resource for the socio-economic context of which it is a part.
Milan is, in fact, the capital of Lombardy, one of the most dynamic and international regions in the European Union, a leader in the national economy that stands at the Italian forefront of research and development investments and commitment to technological innovation.
The University of Milan also possesses a remarkable artistic and cultural heritage that includes important historic buildings, inherited and acquired collections, archives, botanical gardens and the old Brera Observatory commissioned by Maria Teresa of Austria.
The University’s departments are housed in important historic edifices in the centre of Milan and in modern buildings in the area known as Città Studi (the City of Studies).
Among the palazzos that house the University’s facilities are the old "Cà Granda" ("the big house") – a monumental complex from the 15th-century in the heart of the historical city centre - the 18th century Palazzo Greppi designed by Giuseppe Piermarini – who built the Scala Theatre in Milan – and the 17th century Sant'Alessandro College commissioned by the Arcimboldi family.
The book collection, which is one of the richest in the region, is preserved in 82 libraries, while the APICE Centre collects rare and valuable book stocks and archives.
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