20 Dec '11, 12pm

#china #sourcing Da Vinci opens Shanghai store amid negative publicity - Channel News Asia

#china #sourcing Da Vinci opens Shanghai store amid negative publicity - Channel News Asia

SHANGHAI: Spanning 12,000 square metres over four floors, Da Vinci's latest Chinese store opened in Shanghai this week amid a cloud of negative publicity. But the furniture retailer used its opening party, themed "zhen de jia bu liao" or "what's real cannot be made fake", to make a point. It was something many of its Italian manufacturers backed. Tino Cappelletti, president of Cappelletti Furniture, said: "We can confirm 100 per cent that all our production is in Italy. We didn't make or buy any furniture from China." Massimiliano Ragazzi, general manager of Verim S.A., also echoed similar sentiments. He said: "For us, quality is more important than quantity. And for us, "Made in Italy" is vital for us and we cannot live without that." The president of the Consumer Association of Singapore (CASE), Yeo Guat Kwang, also said checks had been done on the furniture in Singapore...

Full article: http://www.channelnewsasia.com/stories/eastasia/view/1172...

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