Alberto Viscovich, President of Atmosphera, in an interview with MF Dossier Sustainability.
“The sustainable design does not sacrifice the aesthetic and functional quality of furnishings…”
This is the starting point of the journey that Atmosphera is undertaking, aiming to enhance the product by increasingly using certified materials. These are the words of Alberto Viscovich, President of Atmosphera, in an interview with MF Dossier Sustainability, dated July 27, 2023.
“Less Wood and More Certified Materials, Transforming Design with Sustainability
In recent years, driven by the climate and economic crisis, design has been called upon to evolve with a sustainable focus, not only concerning products. “The concept of sustainability now encompasses social and economic aspects as well,” summarizes Alberto Viscovich, President of Atmosphera, an Italian furniture brand specialized in outdoor solutions and the contract sector with luxury brands Atmosphera Outdoor and Capital Interior.
“For companies, sustainability is not a passing trend but a necessary developmental direction to meet an increasingly conscious consumer and ensure long-term survival. Creating value in terms of Sustainable Design means rethinking and redesigning philosophy and aesthetics.”
A central element of Atmosphera’s vision is the care in material selection. “Sustainable design does not compromise the aesthetic and functional quality of furnishings,” clarifies Viscovich, “but, on the contrary, offers the possibility to combine charm and comfort with sustainability through innovative and creative projects. This process involves the use of certified, natural, recycled, and non-toxic materials that reduce environmental impact throughout the product’s lifecycle.”
In Viscovich’s vision of sustainable design, there is “definitely a reduced use of wood for outdoor settings. For example, in a chair, wood can be replaced with aluminum, with a small wooden detail incorporated. Deconstructing and simplifying products to reduce the use of unnecessary materials is an intelligent approach. However, experimentation with fabrics, ceramics, and matte water-based finishes also leads to innovative solutions.”
As part of the company’s growth and expansion plan, the opening of the new headquarters in Limena (Pd) is included. An innovative building that has achieved the nZEB (nearly Energy Zero Building) classification and will ensure high energy performance. The project, designed by Christian Grande Design Work – Studio Orteschi, “connects all workspaces,” Viscovich concludes, “thanks to the presence of vegetation as an element that oxygenates and eliminates any alienating component, creating an ideal continuity between interiors and exteriors.”