Matteograssi was awarded in 2015 by CCM srl, for a contract to supply and install Furniture, Seating including the "Cruise" designed by Stefano Bigi which can be seen in the photos below.
Matteograssi is immensely proud to have been a large part of such a prestigious project for both the UAE and United Nations.
The UN Geneva’s press release follows below.
UNITED NATIONS DEPUTY SECRETARY-GENERAL AND THE MINISTER OF STATE OF THE UNITED ARAB EMIRATES INAUGURATE “LA SALLE DES EMIRATS” AT THE PALAIS DES NATIONS
Jan Eliasson, Deputy Secretary-General of the United Nations, and Maitha Alshamsi, Minister of State of the United Arab Emirates, today inaugurated “La Salle des Emirats”, the fully renovated Conference Room XVII of the Palais des Nations, the European headquarters of the United Nations.
Michael Møller, Director-General of the United Nations Office at Geneva, in his welcoming remarks, said that “La Salle des Emirats” combines functionality, cutting-edge technology and a design that merges innovation and cultural heritage, very much in line with the spectacular architectural trends that have emerged in the United Arab Emirates over the past years. “Room XVII does not only shine in a new design, but also has technical features that will ultimately help delegates focus on finding solutions – under the blue Emirates sky – to the world’s problems that are being addressed here in Geneva,” said Mr. Møller.
Conference Room XVII, situated in Building E and built in the early 1970s, had become dilapidated over time. No longer serving the modern conference needs of the twenty-first century, the room had warranted a complete renovation. In autumn 2014, Mr. Møller and Obaid Salem Saeed Al Zaabi, Ambassador and Permanent Representative of the United Arab Emirates to the United Nations Office at Geneva, signed an agreement on the renovation of the room, to be fully financed by the United Arab Emirates. Two renowned architects, Siavosh Adeli, from Lausanne, and Joakim de Rham, based in Dubai, were selected to work on the project.