The Management Team
Founder and Business Development Manager
Irish born and a graduate of University College, Dublin, Kate fell in love with Italy many years ago and decided to settle there. With a life-long interest in interiors and design, Kate founded Italian Solutions in 2006, and is joint owner. When not traveling for work, she loves to spend time with her five children or go for a gallop on her horse.
Irish born and a graduate of University College, Dublin, Dermot is the general manager and joint owner of Italian Solutions. He is passionate about hurling and rugby, but most of his weekends are dedicated to his family and refining his knowledge of food and wine – his risotto is legendary.
A graduate in Architecture from the University of Venice, Vivi is an interior architect with many years’ experience working in furniture retailing. Our ideas take shape thanks to her beautiful sketches. She loves travel and sport. At weekends, you’re most likely to find her at the tennis court.
A graduate in Architecture from Parma University, Elisa combines an encyclopaedic knowledge of our entire range of brands and products with a unique flair for design. Elisa loves the sun, the sea and a run in her free time, but above all else she loves having fun with her young daughter.
Cristina has many years of commercial experience working with Italian import and export companies. She has been on our team from the very start and was responsible for creating many of our current procedures. The best-travelled person in the office, she is on a plane to somewhere interesting every chance she gets.
Mara is our rock of sense, ensuring that suppliers are paid in full and on time. An expert in our local area, she is always on hand to give tips about good new restaurants to try out. Her delicious cakes have made her famous far and wide.
Viviana, from Sicily, is responsible for all furniture purchases at Italian Solutions. A scuba diver, she is often found at the bottom of the sea or a lake - even when it is covered in ice!
Xinyu, originally from China, has been living in Italy since she was a child and speaks Chinese, English and Italian. She looks after customer support, dealing mainly with our Asian clients. She is passionate about foreign travel and never leaves home without her camera.
Kamal hails from India and speaks Hindi, Punjabi, Italian and English. Despite being very busy directing the quality control and logistics department, she still finds spare time to make the meanest lentil curries.