Today I want to tell you a thrilling misadventure that happened to an acquaintance of mine, who I am going to name Sahid. For an installation of a super-luxury villa, a project of 1.5 million euros, Sahid got the approval of the order: as usual, the client agreed to pay the amount with an advance of 50% for starting processing … Read More
How to have a single interlocutor even though your project requires 40 different suppliers
If you are an architect or a designer of luxury furnishings, it is quite probable that this situation sounds familiar to you. You have designed the interior of a large private residence. It is a huge project, around 2500/3000 square meters, where you included both some items you designed and other already existing items. The problem is that once the … Read More
That time I solved a crisis with a Government Minister
I know, it sounds impossible. Before you think I am crazy, just make me clarify a thing! It was not an international crisis, but a problem related to the fact that a Minister of a Government of a country I work in, chose a very bad supplier. (Unfortunately, due to privacy reasons, I cannot tell you what country is about). … Read More
A nightmarish client and a € 600,000 lesson.
During many years of experience as advisor, I learnt to manage many incredible situations. Among all the difficult ones, there is one that beats them all and that I would like to share with you. Here it is. I had a client, her name was Heba (an invented name for privacy reasons). She had south-eastern origin, she was an HNWI’s … Read More