i was doing a bit of research today and discovered these comments about natuzzi. please forgive me for giving you a very biased response...that of an insider.
if you study natuzzi's performance over the long term, you will notice that the company has apparently done well during good economic times and those that were not so very good. among the keys to that record are the global diversification (selling in more than 144 markets around the world) and approaching the furniture business as fashion, something not really so common in this industry.
leading the fashion and driving consumers to replace their upholstered furniture have seemed to keep natuzzi doing well and the company intends to continue following that stragegy.
also, we consider that the natuzzi product is not only high-end but directed at "the masses". an important part of the company's sales come from products that are quite affordable.