Established in 2002, SLIDE srl takes advantage of Giò Colonna Romano’s 30-year-long know-how in manufacturing plastic resins, acquired through earlier experiences in the houseware and gardening sectors. With registered headquarters and production premises in Buccinasco (Milan), SLIDE produces polyethylene furniture with an ironic design, characterised by an exceptional use of light and ideal for setting up indoor/outdoor spaces and events. SLIDE is a thoroughbred Italian company, a medium businesses heralding made in Italy products on the international market. The SLIDE production encompasses seats, tables, lamps, pots and complements. Items often spring from collaborations with internationally acclaimed designers including Karim Rashid, Marcel Wanders, Paola Navone, Marc Sadler, Alessandro Mendini. SLIDE is committed towards creating quality products and conquering a position in the medium to top segment of the market. Thanks to rotational moulding techniques and the implementation of only one material, SLIDE products are 100% recyclable.
n 2007 SLIDE expanded its brand activities and created SLIDE EVENTS, a services company specialised in integrated, 360° management of private and corporate events through the hire of SLIDE products.
In 2011 the SLIDEart project was born, with the aim of experimenting a new dialogue between design and contemporary art, and producing unique artworks by international artists and designers. It officially opened with the “Sign Off Design” exhibition at the 54th Biennale d’Arte in Venice.
Today the SLIDE group employs over 100 people and sees a constant increase in revenue thanks to its strong drive towards export, now representing 80% of overall sales and reaching 120 different countries.
In many fields of excellence in the Italian industry, the denomination Made in Italy gives a positive value recognised worldwide for history, culture, taste and quality, that are unquestionably our country’s fortes. In SLIDE, we strengthen the Italian identity with the denomination Made in Slide, by maintaining inside the company all the processing that brings to the realisation of our products: engineering, moulding, finishing, assembling and lacquering. Everything is manufactured in the Buccinasco premises, at the gates of Milan. Most SLIDE products are made of recyclable polyethylene by means of rotational moulding. In 2013, however, SLIDE’s offer has broadened to introduce new materials (polyurethane, polypropylene, HPL) and production processes (injection moulding, polyurethane foam moulding), striving to ensure a most competitive product range and to answer the market demands. Either in residential or outdoor spaces, in events or in the contract world, a SLIDE product always finds its placement, breaking the schemes of any traditional space.
The infinite possibilities of plastics, avant-garde technology and an innovative vision of objects have given life to illuminated furniture, a unique kind of production that embodies the true distinctive sign of SLIDE.
SLIDE’s products spring from the collaboration of the SLIDE Studio team with designers of international fame. Either in residential or outdoor spaces, in events or in the contract world, a SLIDE product always finds its placement, breaking the schemes of any traditional space.